Saturday, 8 October 2011

Number 18 on Amazon & Huffington Post Blog

Not so much a blog as an update - but I had to share that this week The Silver Mist reaches #18 in Bestsellers Metaphysical and Visionary Fiction - and that means front page listing :-)

Once again - a big big thanks to everyone who has supported the book.

Also that - thanks to a kind offer from The Huffington Post - I get to blog for them - - please do come over and follow me there:

- MARTIN TREANOR BLOG - The Huffington Post UK -

Have a terrific weekend.

Martin :)

Saturday, 16 July 2011

GREAT REVIEWS for THE SILVER MIST

Seven 5 STAR reviews for THE SILVER MIST on Amazon.CO.UK, and seven 5 STAR reviews on Amazon.COM, another three 5 STARs on BARNES & NOBLE, and two 5 STARs on BORDERS - also 5 STARS on 'ForeWord Book Reviews' and another 5 STAR review on 'Midwest Book Review' 'Midwest Book Review'

... with the press campaign running for less than a week, I would say it was a pretty fine start in anybody's book (pardon the tawdry pun).

Many thanks to all who have read the book, and also to those who intend to - your interest is gratefully appreciated.

Have a super weekend.

Martin :)

Martin Treanor; THE SILVER MIST

Thursday, 26 May 2011

BOOK REVIEW: A terrific book by a gifted author.

In All My Sad DreamingIn All My Sad Dreaming by John Caulfield

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


If you like your prose lyrical, and a read that will stretch your mind - then this book has it all.

From page one we follow a man trying to glean some sense from the circumstances he's been thrown into - a journey that is every bit as much outer, as it is inner. The world almost bending to the fabric of his perception.

This is a terrific read ... and I highly recommend it.



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Monday, 2 May 2011

A place in time ... WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

It was with a sense of great humility and honour that I got to view life through the eyes of my main character in THE SILVER MIST - 'Eve' - and the discoveries I made whilst researching the book only served to heighten my already growing respect for people with Down Syndrome.  I had also the great fortune to grow up with a cousin who himself possessed the same extra copy of genetic material on the 21st. chromosome unique to Down Syndrome persons, and not least the major influence for me writing the novel in the first place.

Rightly or wrongly, we have come to not really notice these persons sitting on the fringes of our world and minds - yet there they are, living lives uniquely unfamiliar to our own, yet significant in their own right. 

It is with the same humility and honour that I ask you to take heed of the achievements of WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY - 21st. March (EVERY YEAR), and to stop by the DOWN SYNDROME INTERNATIONAL website, to begin your own personal journey into the lives of these remarkable people, and witness the dedication of those who walk alongside them.

You won't regret it.

Many thanks ...

Martin :)


- is now available for purchase at:

BARNES & NOBLE - Martin Treanor; THE SILVER MIST

Amazon.Com - Martin Treanor; THE SILVER MIST

And all the usual online and on-street stores.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Pre-orders for THE SILVER MIST

This is one of those huzzy-like self-promoting posts I mentioned - advertising that - for those of you who want to stay ahead of the game - pre-orders for THE SILVER MIST can now be placed at:
    

- Amazon.Com - Martin Treanor; THE SILVER MIST -

With the novel becoming fully available everywhere from April 2011 - in print, Kindle, and all ebook formats - available to buy online at Amazon.Com, Barnes and Noble, and all other online bookstores, as well as traditional bricks and mortar bookshops.

Have a superb week.

Martin :)

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Don't forget the classics.

Back when I was but a cut of a lad attending Saint Malachy's College in Belfast, my English master - well the examinations board really - insisted that I read Charles Dickens' Great Expectations in furtherance of my literary education.  Now, being a mere boy, with want to do all and everything except read Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, it is safe to say that I was less than enthusiastic.  I was proved wrong though, because I lapped it up - the depth of the story, the vibrant characters, the just downright brilliance of the writing.

From there on, I progressed to other classics - both accepted and modern - yet, like many seduced by the newness of contemporary fiction, I strayed and it was a good fifteen years before I rediscovered Oscar Wilde, H.G. Wells, Mary Shelley, Stoker, Hardy, and the like.  Now I make it a point to either find, or reread, at least six or seven classic novels every year.  Not a great number, but it keeps my hand in.

Many people disregard the allure of the classic writers, seeing them as old, established, and jaded.  But, in their day, these writers were the revolutionaries, cutting edge writing with cutting edge messages, and I challenge anyone looking at them anew to place themselves in the mindset of the reader of the time - even swap genders if you like - and see them as they were intended.  Not a curriculum book for lethargic adolescents, but dynamic observations of the world these writers lived in.

My first suggestion for those who either haven't read it before, or wish to pick it up again, is Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.  In my opinion, one of the best put together stories of the time, with an underlying current of insurgency and a cheeky little scoff at the inflexible Victorian mindset.

Enjoy the rediscovery ... and have a funky week.

Martin :)

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Michael Dortmundt - a writer to watch.

Just a short blog to give you the heads-up about a talented writer who delivers canny, rousing stories, that stretch the intellect and draw you down into those murky places of the mind.

If well written supernatural stories, with shades of Lovecraft and Poe, tickles your darker bits, then you just gotta drop by his author page on GOODREADS - MICHAEL DORMUNDT and get yourself acquainted with a writer, who I'm convinced we'll be hearing much more about in the months and years to come.

You can also get yourself a copy of his superb short-story collection, in Kindle edition, from AMAZON - 'The Chapel by the Sea and Other Tales of Terror'

Also, why not sign-up to GOODREADS, a site purely dedicated to books, readers, and writers - who talk about nothing else but - guess what - books, reading, and writers.

You can sign-up through my author page at:

MARTIN TREANOR - GOODREADS

Hope to see you there

Oh, and have a fandabbydozy weekend.

Martin :)

Welcome and shameless self-promotion.

Welcome, come in and take a seat - though not the one with the wobbly leg.

In this blog, I intend to regale you with ramblings about writing in general, along with news and reviews of books and writers - both new and old - famous, and still awaiting discovery - who I respect as both experts in their chosen genres, as well as just damned fine storytellers.

Yet no self-promoting writer would see such an opportunity pass, without first uttering a blatant and, quite frankly, hussy-like plug for their forthcoming debut novel.

'THE SILVER MIST' will be published by BETTER KARMA (USA) - release date to be announced, though sometime in early 2011 - and will be available in paperback, Kindle, and all Ebook formats through AMAZON, BARNES and NOBLE, BORDERS, WATERSTONE'S, W.H. SMITH'S, and all the usual online and onstreet outlets in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and most other territories.

Updates will be posted via my pages on:

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Now with that bit done, it only remains to thank you for dropping by, and to wish you all a happy, successful new year.

Martin :)