As I've just launched a new book and have a couple more in the pipeline, I thought I'd better get my Goodreads account in order. Oops, the contact email address was obsolete and there were unanswered friends requests dating from 6 years ago. My bad!
However as I was updating my Author Profile and adding my latest book, I noticed something else: Goodreads was also crediting me as the author of/or contributor to books that had nothing whatsoever to do with me. Basically as a registered 'Goodreads Author' – using my name Charles Christian – the system credits ALL books by a 'Charles Christian' to me – whether it was actually written by me or some other bod also called Charles Christian.
Thus I find myself listed as the author of a science fiction collection (it wasn't me); a learned work on immunology by Cornell University Medical College, NYC (it wasn't me); a biography of a flying doctor (it wasn't me) and A Brief Treatise on the Police of the City of New York City which I would have had to have written while I was still a sixth-former at school! That definitely wasn't me.
As far as I can see, it is not actually possible to remove these mis-credited books from my Author Profile – and some Goodreaders report that having successfully removed such books from their My Books section, they magically reappear a couple of days later.
Hmmm... I wonder if that means I can collect the royalties?
In the latest episode of the Weird Tales Radio Show #114 our main event is the first part of an interview with the Reverend Bill McDonald in which we discuss everything from UFOs and alien abductions to near death experiences, the Vietnam War – we’re into the men who stare at goats territory here, meditation and mysticism. We also look at the latest coronavirus fake news – that Nostradamus predicted Covid 19 in 1551 – spoiler he didn’t. And we encounter the grisly truth behind Waterloo Teeth – or eating with deadmen's dentures!
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In the latest Americana Music Radio Show we play the top tracks in the Americana Top 50 Singles Chart, our album of the week is Nonet by The Mammals, we have some intriguing covers of classic songs by The Animals, and much more. The show is available on Mixcloud plus across our growing network of FM and internet radio stations across North America, the UK, Continental Europe, Australia and Africa. Follow the link HERE to the videos connected to this week's show.
Here's the full set list...
01. Cody Jinks - Ain't A Train
02. G.F. Patrick - Tennessee
03. I See Hawks in L.A. & Great Willow - Radio Keeps Me On The Ground
04. Samantha Fish - Dream Girl
o5. The Mammals - Coming Down off Summer
06. The Mammals - Radio Signal
07. The Mammals - You Gotta Believe
08. Ho.Bo - Save Me, Take Me So Far Away
09. Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright
10. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Be Afraid
11. Lucinda Williams - You Can't Rule Me
12. Athens Creek - House of the Rising Sun/Amazing Grace
13. Elvis Costello - Don't Le Me Be Misunderstood
14. Dion - Bam Bang Boom (ft. Billy F. Gibbons)
I think Dilbert pretty much nails the whole end-of-lockdown - let's get everyone back to work to restart the economy debate.
In Episode 113 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to UK cryptozoology writer, researcher & Fortean Times contributor Matt Salusbury about Anomalous Big Cats, Woodwose and other Mystery Animals. We also investigate the legend of the Shug Monkey and Pesta, the Plague Hag of Scandinavia. And we learn the secret of the Ghost of Soho Square.
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