• SUMMERTIME BLUES

    Posted on 17 June 2021 | 2:02 pm

    I’ve found a cure for the Summertime Blues. Now I know that Jeremy Clarkson is a Marmite individual, but ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ is definitely worth a watch if only for the characters in this ‘fly on the wall’ insight into how a farm is actually run.  Take twenty-one year old Kaleb, a mini farming entrepreneur who barely […]

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  • SOMEONE FIND ME SOME HEAD SPACE

    Posted on 18 May 2021 | 10:58 am

    The sharp-eyed will note that I’ve been AWOL since my last blog post in March. This is for no other mysterious reason that I’ve been busy with editorial work, which is great. Not so great – I’ve been unable to find the head space so essential for writing. It’s a common issue. Most writers, and […]

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  • POWER OF AUDIO

    Posted on 19 March 2021 | 4:10 pm

    Last summer, the wonderful John Banks narrated NEON, courtesy of Orion Fiction. This year, like buses that come along all at once, Apple released ‘A Deadly Trade and Final Target,’ both narrated with super deadly style by Ben Onwukwe. This was followed by ‘SIX’ narrated by gifted Simon Mattacks – love his northern accents. To […]

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  • REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

    Posted on 16 February 2021 | 10:20 am

    January proved to be such a brutal month for many and, with continued restrictions, I wasn’t much in the mood for writing a blog post, but time moves on and I thought I’d share a few reasons to be cheerful in February. Obtaining agent representation is harder than ever but three authors, who I worked […]

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  • REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

    Posted on 16 February 2021 | 10:07 am

    January proved to be such a brutal month for many and, with continued restrictions, I wasn’t much in the mood for writing a blog post, but time moves on and I thought I’d share a few reasons to be cheerful in February. Obtaining agent representation is harder than ever but three authors, who I worked […]

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  • THE LAST POST

    Posted on 16 December 2020 | 9:49 am

    This will be my last post before Christmas. It doesn’t take a genius to observe that this has been a strange, unsettling, challenging and heart-breaking year for many. Sometimes it has been quite difficult to find a little light relief. During the early part of the pandemic I threw myself into editing. To read simply […]

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  • READ ALL ABOUT IT!

    Posted on 19 November 2020 | 8:05 am

    Nothing much to report from me, or at least nothing I can talk about, BUT I have terrific news about an author who I was lucky enough to team up with, via Jericho Writers, and I’m going to share in his glory just a little. In short, ‘STEEL FEAR’ landed on my desk last year. […]

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  • THE WAY WE WERE

    Posted on 10 October 2020 | 10:48 am

    October is my favourite month. I love the colours. I love the light and I love that distinct autumnal smell of apples and hops and harvest. During the pandemic I’ve spent a great deal more time outside. There’s something deeply reassuring about nature continuing to do its thing and often in spite of human activity. […]

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  • DARK AND DIRTY

    Posted on 11 September 2020 | 8:33 am

    ‘Dark and dirty’ appears to sum up my viewing and reading over the past couple of months. A huge fan of Gerald Seymour’s work, (as I’ve said many times before) ‘Beyond Recall’ was utterly outstanding for its brilliant characterisation, hard-hitting storyline – a massacre in Syria instigated and carried out under the watchful eye of […]

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  • WHAT’S IN A NAME

    Posted on 31 July 2020 | 8:35 am

    Anyone who is familiar with my stories and me will recognise that I’ve had more pseudonyms and variations on my own name than a con man. This flies in the face of received wisdom on branding. However there is a weird kind of logic attached. As already mentioned in a previous blog post, I’m no […]

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