Affinity Self-Publishing Limited was launched on the 12th May 2014 and is the brainchild of authors, Chris Burch, Ken Porter and Stephen Wynn.
Ken is an extremely keen local historian and what he doesn’t know about his home town, frankly isn’t worth knowing.
His first soiree into the world of published writing was when he wrote a book about a Second World War German Prisoner of War camp in Langdon Hills in Essex. The book, which was self-published, went on to be the best-selling book in Waterstones branch in Basildon, Essex for six weeks.
He followed up this success by writing a series of four books on military history for a mainstream publisher, to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.
In October 2010 at the ripe old age of fifty-two, Stephen had his first book published, which was entitled ‘Two Sons in a Warzone.’ This was his personal account of his two sons serving in Afghanistan in 2009 and what happened to each of them.
With Chris he has written three crime novels and with his other writing partner, Ken Porter, he has written four more books on the topic of military history. He has had books published in both the mainstream and the self-publishing arenas, giving him an extremely knowledgeable insight in to the working mechanisms of both worlds, enabling him to give first hand advice on how best to progress your work. Stephen is currently writing a series of books on military history, covering both the First and Second World Wars, for a well known mainstream publisher.
In his spare time he likes nothing better than either walking his dogs at an hour of the day when most people are still fast asleep in their beds, or going out for a coffee with his wife Tanya.
Chris is a West Ham United season ticket holder but also follows nearby Southend United as well. Besides writing he relaxes by playing football practicing his martial arts and generally keeping fit.
“Use dialect sparingly.” I would agree. Other than saying, “he spoke with a deep Geordie accent.” I then wouldn’t try and write the following dialogue by spelling and pronouncing how a Geordie would actually say the words. The reader will know how a Geordie accent sounds and will read that part of the story with that in mind.Read more tips