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New L-2011 Cover – Why I Changed It

Hi everyone, Today I’m proud to show off the new cover art for ‘L-2011’. Why did I change the existing cover? To put it bluntly, the first cover was a mistake – my mistake. That’s nothing whatsoever against the person who designed it for me, who happens […]

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The Coolest Gangs on the Big Screen

  Street gangs. They’re colourful and funky. Who here remembers Swan and Ajax strutting their stuff on the dark streets of 1970s New York in The Warriors? And the other gangs, remember them? The Baseball Furies? The Electric Eliminators? Of course you know what I’m talking about. […]

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Cannibals in Fiction

    Cannibalism. For some, it’s the ultimate taboo. It’s something not to be discussed, let alone spoken of by decent people in civilised society. It hasn’t always been like that though. At one point in human history – peaking in the 16th and early 17th centuries […]

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Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines (And Ghosts of London)

  Here we go again. There’s a new Gillespie title on the way and I’m going mental. The build-up to a book release is insane. Just insane. There are so many things to do it’s surprising that more authors’ heads don’t spontaneously combust all over their laptops. […]

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Battle Royale Remastered (Review)

Hello everyone! Just thought I’d share a few thoughts on a book that’s been lingering on my TBR pile for far too long now. Come to think of it, it’s shocking just how long it’s taken me to actually getting around to reading this dystopian classic by […]

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Whatever Happened to Ivan Drago?

  The ‘what if?’ question. It lies at the heart of all the best speculative fiction. It’s a simple little two-word question that can lead to so many great premises that span multiple genres – alternate history, science fiction, horror, dystopian, apocalyptic – to name but a […]

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The Indie Books That Never Were

  Sometimes I like to bitch and moan about writing. The hours are too long I tell myself, the rewards too few. I’m not the only author who does this I’m sure. Sometimes when we put out a new book it’s like hitting a baseball into outer […]

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Authors! Why Kittens Are Not Your Friends

  Writing with pets – especially young ones – is tough.  It’s a unique challenge all on its own.   Yes, I’m sure children are hard work too but do they crawl up the curtains like hairy-tailed ninjas and tear out the fly screen just to annoy […]

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FAB: Revolver – What Is It?

  Write the book you want to read.  Isn’t that what they say?  In other words, write the book that no one else in the world can possibly make but you. I might have done that by accident with this latest one. FAB: Revolver.  What is it? […]

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TIP: When You Finish A Book, Don’t Have A Blank Page Waiting For You

  If I could give one piece of advice to writers hoping to gain some momentum with their work, then it’s this: When you finish a book, don’t have a blank page waiting for you. (Yep if you haven’t finished a book yet this probably isn’t the […]

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