Adverbs everywhere

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Are adverbs really the devil? If they sneak in occasionally, does it mean we’re lazy? As I’ve said to you many times before, I don’t do grammar. I … Continued

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Putting a face to a name

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Do you draw your main characters so that a forensic sketch artist could put them on the cover, or do they belong to the reader? Until this question … Continued

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The Hitman and the Thief

My next novel, a stand-alone sci-fi adventure, is published on September 1st, and for the month of August, you can pre-order the eBook for just 99p ($0.99). The Hitman and the Thief was written as my NaNoWriMo project last November … Continued

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It’s life, Jim

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What elements from your life are woven into your latest book? Travel, to strange and exotic lands. I spent most of the 1970s and 80s at sea, those … Continued

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The Sykm

Just when I was thinking that writing in three genres was enough, a possible fantasy adventure is worming its way into my mind. Featuring parallel universes and a race of benevolent creatures who are controlling another, with potentially disastrous results. … Continued

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This is Lockdown

This week, I’m very happy to showcase and review a new book. Compiled during the Coronavirus lockdown that started in March 2020, its a collaborative effort between a lot of talented authors and bloggers. The collection has been put together … Continued

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I’ve got nothing to wear.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. How do you decide how to dress your characters? The simple answer is – Realistically. Many of my books are set in the far future. If you remember … Continued

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Time Travel.

Not so long ago, I was talking to someone about time travel stories, and why don’t I write more of them. The answer is that it’s really complicated. I’ve managed it twice, both in short stories and I’m trying to … 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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