My very latest book is now available on Amazon. It is a cartoon book entitled The National Elf Service...not the NHS. In it the Right Horrible Jellybean Shunt is forcing the junior dwarves (doctors?) to work in the coal mines 10 days a week whilst the management pull the clinical staff over the edge of the cliffs onto the rocks of despair. Thank goodness it was not about the NHS!
In September 2015 Lois and I travelled over to Canada and had a great time visiting relatives. We also launched my anthology of short stories, Ghost Train, which is available as a paperback right now.
Also, whilst in the Rockies, we travelled on a train called the Rocky Mountaineer....this was a trip that all railway enthusiasts should take. Great scenery, very helpful staff and fabulous food.
When we were near the spawning site of the sockeye salmon they held a poetry competition with salmon as the main topic. My ode was light-hearted and referred to the fact that we had salmon for lunch on the train:
Did you think as you ate
The fish on your plate
What a long way that salmon did roam?
River, ocean and sea
Then right here to me.
That fishy had almost got home!
And I'm delighted to say that my offering won the competition so they awarded me the Order of the Salmon!
Thank you for downloading my books over the 12 days of Christmas. There were over 1200 downloads.
Free downloads worldwide: Reincarnation was number 1 in Financial thrillers with The writing on the wall at number 2.
Parables from parallel places reached Number 1 in Poetry anthologies and No 2 in Love poems
Oberon's Bane was Number 2 in the Celtic, English and Welsh Myths and Legends and Number 13 in Historical fantasy
Witch Way Home? was previously Number 9 in Science Fiction worldwide.
Keep reading and keep looking at these pages. More books soon!
Paul R Goddard was born in Thornton Heath, Croydon, in 1950. After training in medicine for six years and working in London Teaching Hospitals for three years he moved to Bristol with his lovely wife Lois.
His first medical paper was published in 1979 and his first text book in 1986.
He has written ten textbooks, fourteen novels, an anthology of poetry and around 500 medical papers and now, for the first time, a cartoon book.
During his medical career Paul won prizes for his medical publications including the Couch Award and the Twining Medal of the Royal College of Radiologists and the Barclay Prize from the British Institute of Radiology, 2002/2003.
His fiction is intended to be mind expanding and provocative and covers broad subjects of good and evil, philosophy and science as well as fast and exciting action in fantasy and science fiction settings. It is suitable for all ages from 11 onwards.
Paul is a Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England, leader of the band Dr Jazz, and enjoys painting in acrylics. He designs the covers of his own books and recently had three pieces of art on display at an exhibition in New York.