Richard Nye Blog

Fact mirroring fiction?

Readers of Charlie K's life know that the discovery of a USAF plane that crashed in the Papua New Guinea's jungle during WW2 was key to to his later education in the US and further adventures.

80 years on a team searching PNG's jungle have just found a long undiscovered USAF plane that had crashed killing its crew!

Watch this!

The latest bee in my bonnet is to see a film version of Charlie K.  After exhaustive research into how this might be achieved, I am preparing an outline of an 8 episode TV drama covering Charlie's adventures.

Film producers - please form an orderly queue, chequebooks at the ready!


It's just over a year since publication of my book.  It is available as a paperback on Amazon, audiobook on Audible, and ebook on Kindle.  It has generated just 17 reviews - all positive.  I am asking myself how do I get the book reading/listening world to pick it out from the hundreds of new titles pouring out everyday?  Is the problem the cover, the subject matter or what?  Is it destined to sink without trace onto the floor of the literary ocean. If anybody reading this has any thoughts on the matter, drop me an email at I guarantee to reply.

How to get reviews .....

Like any author I am more than keen to get and read reviews.   At this time my book has just 14 reviews on Amazon - nearly all 5 stars with pleny of positive comments.  Apparently to get any sort of ranking on Amazon I need at least 50 reviews.  The question is - how is an unknown author get more?


Amazon is out of stock of Charlie K.  Good news in that orders have been coming in, but annoying that Amazon doesn't reorder before this happens. The Publisher has stock for immediate delivery to retailers.  Troubador's online bookshop will supply at higher price than Amazon.

Net Galley Review of Charlie K

I really could not ask for a better review. The NG review appears on Goodreads and Amazon:

This poignant novel is moving, intimate and wise. The author writes with great perception and integrity of a young man in the 1960s, his life evolving in a world still dominated by race, class and colour. Charlie's story is carefully structured with remarkable emotional depth. I can't remember ever reading a more authentic character. I celebrated at his joys and wept at his sorrows, and didn't want the book to ever end.
The backdrop of Papua New Guinea is compelling and evocative, painted on an unforgettable literary canvas. A marvelous feat of storytelling.


! 請看我的書

In case you are wondering what the title of this post says, it says 'Please read my book' !  Curious,you may think. when my book is written in English.  I was prompted to post this as Google Analytics have just told me that my website recieives more hits from China than any other country.   Maybe 'Charlie K' needs translating!

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