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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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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World-building, Creating a Steampunk world.

Following on from my last post, I mentioned that I really enjoyed creating my Steampunk world of Norlandia. When you look at Victorian times, there was an explosion of new technology, it was just as exciting a time to live … Continued

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The last Saturday of NaNoWriMo 2019

Welcome to the last of this year’s NaNoWriMo posts. As there are five Saturdays in November this year, it gives me the chance to tell you all about this year’s attempt. And I can reveal that I’ve passed the magic … Continued

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The fourth Saturday of NaNoWriMo 2019

To continue my series of posts about NaNoWriMo, this week I’m telling you about last year’s efforts. I had an idea for a Steampunk novel, in the style of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It would be set in the … Continued

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NaNoWriMo 2019. Part One, Preparation.

We’re taking a break from the Blog Hop this week. Instead, I’m talking about an upcoming fixture in many authors calenders. It’s nearly the end of August and my writing thoughts are turning to this annual event, where everyone who … Continued

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Talking Finance, Blog Hopping.

I’m back on the blog hop again, here’s this weeks prompt. What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? An interesting prompt this week, and one which is not quite as simple to answer as you might … Continued

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