Monday, December 19, 2016

Special Holiday price reduction

Mud Lane and Hot Heads are now available on Amazon for the low (almost free)  price of 2.99 each. Makes a great holiday gift.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Can you judge a book by it's cover?

My first cover for "Mountain Misery" was a quick photoshop hack - and it always looked that way. I am pleased to announce the joyfull demise of said artwork, the content of which is not worthy to appear in this post, and proudly present the new and improved Mountain Misery 2.0. Much better.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Just my Luck.

So the wheels of literary progress grind on, fueled by ink and coffee, and eventually if all goes well a novel is birthed. This was my situation earlier this week when I uploaded Hot Heads (the sequel to Mud lane) now available on Amazon Kindle.

But little did I know plans were afoot to rob me of my 15 minutes of fame.

Apparently there is this lady called Harper Lee, who is supposedly quite a famous author, and who had greedily and inconsiderately decided to announce her sequel at the same time as mine. This news will no doubt overshadow my brief moment in the spotlight. So to Harper Lee I humbly ask that you re-think this book release. I mean, come on – it's not like you need the money after selling 60 trillion copies of that book about the 'mockingjay' thing AND having Jennifer Lawrence star in the movie!!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hot News for Hot Heads

Finalizing the uploads for Hot Heads. Soon to be available on Amazon and Smashwords

When the local policeman's bike is stolen, Steve, an aspiring pre-teen detective, is intent on solving the crime. Meanwhile, his dad, plans to win a gardening contest, and organize a bowling match to win a donated pig, who the local children call Patch. The pig charms most of the local populace but a small contingent, including Dirty Ronnie – an evil vagrant hobo – aims to win the pig for it's nutritional value. Steve and his friends embark on a mission to solve the bicycle crime, help his father win the competition, and rescue the doomed pig.

Steve concludes that it must fall upon his friend Sarah, who has become quite attached to the pig, to win the bowling competition and save the animal, but his dad's bowling extravaganza is fraught with problems, as are his attempts to construct a fish pond to win the garden contest.

Tempers begin to flare and the village is divided as false accusations fly and rival factions begin fighting over the pig, the garden contest and the village fate festivities. Things get worse the night before the event when Steve's dad is arrested for bike theft, and the pig mysteriously disappears.

Of course, it all turns out well in the end, despite the bungling misguided efforts of our armature detective.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Episode 3 of the Mud Lane podcast is out. You can download it FREE or listen to it on iTunes – search Stephen R Drage.

The story of a boy's family holiday to Wales, which soon becomes a disaster-filled diary of grief-stricken hardship, bad weather and misfortune.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Editing -

Working on editing the latest iteration of Hot heads. Deciding on comma placement really gives me pause