• BALANCING ACT

    Posted on 8 December 2021 | 9:42 am

    Most writers have day jobs. Only the holy few are able to make a good living without other means. If you’re able to work in an allied field so much the better. I count my blessings that my day job as a consultant editor, advising new authors on their stories, allows me to do this. […]

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  • Y Viva España

    Posted on 18 October 2021 | 9:45 am

    Last month, I wrote about my addiction to Don Winslow’s novels. This month is dedicated to all the fantastic series coming out of Spain. I know a lot of folk don’t get on with sub-titles, but even without a smattering of the language (my Hebrew is virtually non-existent and it didn’t prevent me from enjoying Fauda and Hit […]

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  • NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

    Posted on 2 September 2021 | 9:19 am

    No doubt about it, I have an addiction to novels by Don Winslow. It all started when my other half bought ‘The Power of The Dog.’ He raved about it while I was knee-deep in one of Gerald Seymour’s novels. Then he bought ‘The Force’ and then he bought ‘The Cartel.’ Next, ‘The Border.’ Right, […]

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  • 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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