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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Blog Hopping. Distraction and me, the things that stop me writing.

What are your top three distractions and how do you deal with them? I’m back on the blog hop, after a couple of weeks where I wandered off and did other things. Which sort of proves that I’m easily distracted. … Continued

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World-building. Using what you have.

I thought it was time for me to blog a little bit more about my world-building methods. It’s a subject that I find as fascinating as writing the actual story. In fact, I’ve grown to love the act of creating … Continued

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Blog Hopping Everything must Change.

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing? To give you a little bit of context, my first novel, Freefall, was published in 2013. Writing a novel was one of the things I always wanted to do. … Continued

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