Merry Almost Christmas everybody! It’s that time of year when you need to stuff your stockings with books galore and what better way to do that than getting your hands on some of my stories. Bloomsbury have published seven of my books and you can get 45% off the RRP up until the 15th of December.  Check out the sale HERE!

There’s another great review for Dino Wars book 3 on Addicted to Books blog! Check it out: https://addicted-to-books.blog/2019/10/13/dino-wars-the-gladiator-games-by-dan-metcalfe/

Grab the books here!

My new series where YOU decide the story is out today! Check out the new books HERE

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Here’s something a bit different – I wrote an Alexa Skill! Skills are like apps for Alexa devices such as the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show or even Fire TV that you control with your voice.

As soon as we got an Echo Dot in our house I knew that it would be a great way to explore interactive fiction. I set about writing a whodunnit, featuring an Alexa-like AI Assistant. It’s called Private AI and you have to deduce who ‘killed’ Elsa, a fictional AI Assistant. Listen to the suspects and decide if they had a strong enough motive to pull the plug on the computer personality.

It’s a nice experiment into interactive fiction and hopefully the first of many for me. To play the game, just say ‘Alexa, launch Private AI’ to your Alexa enabled device and enjoy!

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UK: https://amzn.to/2KIDMRB

I’ve been blogging about notebooks over on the Awfully Big Blog Adventure.

I’ve been banging on about Audio Drama Podcasts over on the Awfully Big Blog Adventure!: https://awfullybigblogadventure.blogspot.com/2019/05/audio-drama-podcasts-by-dan-metcalf.html

I’ve been messing around with some dictation software and have blogged about how I found the process over at the Awfully Big Blog Adventure. Go see!:
https://awfullybigblogadventure.blogspot.com/2019/01/speaking-from-heart-dictation-software.html

My new blog on how to promote yourself as an author has gone up today on the awfully big blog adventure. See it HERE.

#supportanauthor  – http://www.timcollinsbooks.com/p/books.html

You can take your pick of the awesome books to read from Tim Collins! Will is be Dorkus Maximus? Or Cosmic Colin? Or you could try the Diary of a Wimpy Vampire:

“Nigel Mullet, the unfortunate and bungling fifteen-year-old vampire, is back! But this time he not only has to deal with his daily trials of bad skin, an annoying little sister, and the worry of his fangs popping out at inopportune moments. Now he’s got real problems to get his teeth into. In his latest hilarious diary, Nigel starts the new term as one of the most popular pupils in school, and he’s finally got a girlfriend after more than eighty years of being single.”

And so endeth my Xmas Book recommendations! Can you recommend a children’s author (one that definitly doesn’t have their own TV/Radio show?). Use the #supportanauthor hashtag to link them together on this great big web of info.