Sunday, November 25, 2012

Save 30% on my books

Between Friday (23 Nov) and Tuesday (27 Nov), Lulu is offering 30% off my books with code REDEMPTIO.

Just go to, search on "Vic Heaney". Select the book(s) then put the code "REDEMPTIO" in at payment stage.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Free Colour Poster

This is the great poster designed for me by Peter Labrow, of

The simple message  (apart from the obvious one that you should buy one of my books) is that I write books to raise funds to save lives, because the proceeds go directly to pancreatic cancer research.

If you would like to help me in that endeavour, I can send you a PDF of the poster. Just e-mail me at You can then  send it out to your contacts via email, Facebook, Twitter or any other method you can think of.  Or you can print it out and place it on any noticeboard you know of - stores, pubs, clubs, et cetera.

Not too much effort required in any of that, but you will hopefully be increasing sales of the book and therefore channeling funds to a cause which is desperate for success in defeating this dreadful illness.

The covers of both books were also designed by Peter Labrow of, specialists in marketging-focused, business-to-business websites, print design and copywriting. Click here to go to the company website. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012


The sun has gone down on our visit to USA. Our journey back took us more than 24 hours and confirmed us in our impression that Frankfurt airport is one of the worst in the world.

I have a lot of catching up to do here at home, including now getting my teeth into proper promotion of my new book. More about that anon.

Here is a thought to get to grips with. Did you know that an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

First Review Of "Living In The Real Cyprus"

Today I saw the first review, on both Amazon and Goodreads, of "Living In The Real Cyprus".

It looks pretty favourable to me - this is what KEW has to say:
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative 7 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
This book has been written as a guide to anyone who is thinking of living in Cyprus, to point out the pros and cons, and is full of useful advice that would prove invaluable to anyone who is considering this. I'm not considering moving to Cyprus but I still found the book to be fascinating. My husband and I had a holiday in Cyprus just before the country joined the euro zone. The country had made quite an impression on us, good and bad, so I found it very interesting to find out more about areas that we had visited, learn more about the Greek Cypriots and about the effect that the divided country and joining the euro had on their lives.

Although the book is aimed at giving advice to anyone who is thinking of living in Cyprus, either full time or part time, I think that others would find this book interesting. If you enjoy travel books, which I do, you may also enjoy this.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Whistlin' Up A Radio Interview

This is Whistlin' Tom. He is an entertainer with a remarkable 3-octave range.

I met him yesterday when we went to Panera Bread for a breakfast muffin and coffee. We had a little chat and it turned out he was with the lady who co-ordinates the Pinellas County Fair and a broadcaster who was just about to interview the two of them.

Before you could say Jack Robinson, I was being interviewed about my books and my big walk, all of which raise funds and awareness in the interests of finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. The interview will be broadcast on CBS Radio on Sunday morning.

Strange the way things work out, isn't it?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nook Gets My Cyprus Book

"Living In The Real Cyprus" is now available from Barnes&Noble Nook, in addition to Kindle, iBookstore and Kobo.

Pancreatic Cancer Walk And Donation

Yesterday morning we went into St Petersburg and found we had just missed a charity walk to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. If we had known about that it would have been fun to do instead of the beach exercise we had already undertaken.
When we got back to base and I accessed my e-mail I discovered a donation on JustGiving, from Christopher Lown, who has clearly read and enjoyed my book - I think "Vic's Big Walk". 
Thanks, Chris. Unfortunately, the way JustGiving is now set up, I have no way of thanking you directly.

Loved the book, Vic - inspiring. Congratulations on the fundraising.
Donation by Christopher Lown on 02/11/12

Made It To Florida

We are now in Florida, after a bit of a struggle which involved sitting in Boston Logan airport for most of Thursday, being told various lies before they admitted that the plane wasn't going anywhere because there wasn't a crew available (disruption caused by the Frankenstorm and all flights having been cancelled for two days).

We finally made it as far as Washington that day, where we stayed overnight, with dinner and breakfast provided, along with the hotel billy, by United Airlines, who also seated us in First Class for the flight to Tampa.

It is still the hurricane season here, of course, so we hope there will be no more antics of that nature during the next two weeks.