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  • On the writing road again!

    On the writing road again!

    With five published novels under my belt within three story-lines, I no longer feel like the complete novice writer I once was, though i’m still struggling to figure out what the best writing routine is for me. The difference is, that to begin with I was also trying to figure out things like: – How I wanted to format my print books – there is no one style. Read more…

  • The Ghosts of Winter

    The Ghosts of Winter

    What better way to start the new year than with a free Ghost story? Well, if you enjoy skiing, snowboarding or just the idea of visiting the mountains in winter, then my Ghosts of Winter story may well be for you. Here’s the blurb: The Fever can strike anyone at any time, even death is no guarantee of escaping it! Gazed upon from the valleys between, the high mountains may seem beautiful and serene places. The domain of wild things and of hunters, or wanderers with a little more wilderness in their blood. Read more…

  • Beyond the Pyrene by John Williamson – A Review

    Beyond the Pyrene by John Williamson – A Review

    A wonderfully bitter-sweet and poignant tale, Beyond the Pyrene is the second and concluding part of the Chronicles of Talakhonsu. Beginning directly where the first book Beyond the Black Earth leaves off, Beyond the Pyrene see’s Talak the former Egyptian slave boy now grown into manhood as he sails the Great Middle Sea aboard a Greek trading vessel as it plies its way between the different Mediterranean islands taking abundance from one to sell as a luxury on another. Read more…

  • For the love of words

    For the love of words

    Come inside and meet the prologue. It is dark inside the prologue. Dark and cool and welcoming. Whatever is to come, the prologue welcomes you absolutely, accepts you unconditionally, receives you graciously, providing all that is necessary to endure the rest. The prologue is patient. She has been told often that she is wholly unnecessary, a growth upon the story that the wise doctor must cut off. Read more…

  • Stepping between long shadows

    Stepping between long shadows

    It’s a terrible thing to admit to as a writer, but every now and again I need to be reminded to take note of the world around me. Taking the time to observe, but just as importantly and infinitely more difficult trying to maintain a frame of mind in which I also ‘notice’. Read more…

  • Beyond the Black Earth by John Williamson – A Review

    Beyond the Black Earth by John Williamson – A Review

    Okay, so cards on the table. The author of this book is a personal friend of mine, and I was one of the editors who worked on this book when I finally managed to prize a copy out of the authors overly protective hands. I’m currently editing the second book in this two part tale, which I’ll also review in due course when its release in November. Read more…

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis – A Review

    The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis – A Review

    I know this book is considered a science-fiction classic, and the story is even more famous because of the 1976 film by Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie. . . but this is also a really good book, well written, good characters, distinctive settings and a simple but fabulous plot. Having said that, its not a cheerful, up tempo book, nor is it quite the same as the film if you’re familiar with that version. Read more…

  • Episode Two in my Through Glass Darkly series published today.

    Episode Two in my Through Glass Darkly series published today.

    Episode Two in my steampunk-ish / retro sci-fi series was published today on Amazon, and Episode One has been discounted to $0.99 for anyone who hasn’t already read it. Here’s the blurb for anyone interested in having a read: ‘On the brink of destruction . . . A once elegant airship of unknown design appears in the storm riven night sky above New York. Read more…

  • The Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells – A Review

    The Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells – A Review

    It might sound odd, but I bought this book because I hadn’t read it. I’ve read quite a few of Wells’ other stories and really enjoyed them, from the well-known titles like ‘The Time Machine’, The Invisible Man and ‘The War of the Worlds’, to the less well known titles like ‘The History of Mr Polly, ‘Kipps’ and ‘The Shape of Things to Come’, but ‘The Food of the Gods’ I’d never come across before, and oddly, having now read it . . . I can sort of see why. Read more…