The Safety of the Realm. A new Steampunk adventure.

This novel will be the sequel to my 2019 publication, The Sensaurum and the Lexis. Once again, Jackson and Jessamine, in their roles as two of The Orphan Detectives, must thwart another plot to destroy civilisation as we know it. … Continued

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Coming Soon. A Big Decision.

It’s time to start planning my NaNoWriMo project for 2020. For those of you who don’t know what that means, here is the official explanation. This will be the sixth year that I’ve attempted the challenge, I’ve managed to complete … Continued

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The Hitman and the Thief, Blog Tour report.

As some of you may know, my new release has been on a blog tour. The Tour was organised for me by Rachel Gilby, we’ve worked together in the past and I’ve always been very pleased with the publicity she’s … Continued

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Creating a Steampunk World

As some of you may know, I wrote a textbook on World-Building, I thought you might be interested in a sample chapter, dealing with Steampunk, that quasi-Victorian land of heroes and villains, not forgetting the King and a good cup … Continued

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Be Careful. A short story to make you think.

Today, I’m sharing a short story from one of my collections. This is the one that I (famously) wrote on my mobile phone while waiting for a delayed appointment. It was what prompted me to get the plug-in keyboard that … Continued

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Coming Soon – Andorra Pett takes a Break

Your favourite amateur detective, Andorra Pett, returns in a new adventure. I have finished the first draft of the latest Andorra Pett escapade. My editor will be seeing it soon, if it all goes well, I intend to publish it … Continued

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Another new audiobook, welcome to Ribbonworld.

Way back in January, while life was still going along in the old normal, I started the process of getting some of my novels made into audiobooks. The first one was completed in May. Life and Other Dreams has attracted … Continued

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Henry meets his Match

The upcoming audiobook of my Space Opera Ribbonworld will be narrated by Stephen Bungay, a very talented Canadian narrator who I consider myself lucky to have found. Naturally, as we worked on the project, we discussed many things. I told … Continued

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