Saturday, September 02, 2017

The Anomalist, Mysterious Universe and The UFO Dossier

I am not as good at promoting my books as I could be. Oh, I mention them when the opportunity presents itself, and Roswell in the 21st Century gets a plug on every radio show but, for the most part, I’m not out there banging the drum at every opportunity. However, sometimes, I find an opportunity to not only promote one of my books, but also turn the spotlight on a colleague. This time it’s Nick Redfern who just posted, to the Australian website, Mysterious Universe, a very nice review of The UFO Dossier. If you’d like to read what Nick had to say, you can read it here:

I will note, as a writer, I have long ago learned that no matter what you write, it is going to offend someone. He or she will not care for a conclusion you reach, or an analysis of a sighting, or even how the book has been laid out… in one extreme
Nick Redfern
case I was accused of having such a big ego I had to see my name on every page. Of course, it was on every other page, but more importantly, I had nothing to do with the layout of the book, that had been done by the publisher, but I digress.

The point is that it is always a pleasure when someone writes a nice review of a book you have written, and done that without a suggestion from me. Had I not been reading the latest at The Anomalist (see, I wouldn’t have known the review existed, but since it does, I’ll point you all to it.

And, in a strange coincidence, I’ll be interviewing David Booher about his book, No Return: UFO Abduction or Covert Operation, published by Anomalist Books, which is relevant to this whole discussion. In The UFO Dossier, I report on a strange case that Coral and Jim Lorenzen were involved in back in 1959, concerning a soldier going by the name of Gerry Irwin. It is a strange case that had no real resolution back in 1959, but Booher, located Irwin some 50 years after the event and provides more information about what happened. This means that I’ll have the opportunity to promote, not only Booher’s book about the case, but also my book which does mention it (pages 134 – 141, if you must know).


Woody said...

Hi Kevin,
It seems that every time I see a picture of Nick Redfern, He is wearing black, including a black beanie and a picture of a skull on the T-shirt.
Don't get me wrong, I commonly dressed very much like this when I was younger. Black jeans, beanie, likely a Judas Priest or Iron Maiden album picture on a black T-shirt and the kind of wicked black boots to die for.
It's great to see the old bogan style survive into the future, even upon some adults.
While I may have occasionally and shamelessly strayed off the posted subject in the past, you posted that picture, so my comment is right on target.

All the best,

Nick Redfern said...

Thats how I grew up, on punk music, and not much has ever changed!

Nick Redfern said...

Hey Kevin

You're very welcome, the book was a great read. Just one thing: Mysterious Universe isn't my website. It's an Australian website that I wrote articles/reviews for.

Unknown said...

You know Kevin, I bet if you ask 9 out of 10 people in the Paranormal field who the most prolific author is, they would say either Nick Redfern or Brad Steiger. I really had no idea that you wrote so many books! I don't know if that's because you are bad at self promotion or (more likely) it just doesn't occur to you to constantly reiterate how many books you have written. I also think in the case of Nick, it's not that he's going around constantly touting how many books he has read, I think that is more of a fluke like having multiple publishers with multiple manuscripts and then having multiple books out at the same time so it looks like all he does is write! I guess what I am trying to say is the field is better off when one of you two is publishing a new book.

Nick Redfern said...


That's exactly how it is, I only ever work Monday to Friday 9 to 5. Evenings and weekends are for having a good time. If all I ever did was write books I would be burned out in no time.

And yes that's exactly how it with being with multiple publishers. For example, I have a book out right now called "Shape-Shifters." But the writing of the book was completed around this time last year. So, if I had another book out this week too, it would look like I had written them together - when, in reality, one (Shape-Shifters) would have been written a year ago and the other 3 months ago.

Publishers don't mind if you write for other publishers, provided that the release dates don't clash - and even that doesn't always matter if the subjects are different.