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A Few Thoughts on The Beatles: Eight Days A Week

  I’m a big Beatles fan.  I’ve probably been a fan for about twenty-five years of my life.  That’s a lot of reading Beatle books, learning the songs, watching countless documentaries and more recently, finding rare interviews and other little titbits on YouTube.  So as I was […]

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The 5 best Fiction Books I Ever Read

  I’m not saying the five best fiction books ever.  All that ‘the best’ stuff is subjective anyway.  I’m not saying these are the greatest pieces of literature either – whatever that’s supposed to mean.  These are just my personal favourites and so to me, they’re all […]

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‘Here We Go Again’ (‘FAB: The Fifth Angel’) – Sample Chapter

  December 7th (1995) When Vogel woke up in his apartment later that morning, he was fully dressed and lying face down on the couch. The telephone was ringing. Considering how far his hangover had progressed since he’d passed out in the early hours of the morning, […]

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FAB: The Fifth Angel (The Blurb)

  1995. John Lennon. Whereabouts unknown. The former Beatle and US Presidential candidate – who took the world to the brink of nuclear war in 1988 – has disappeared, seemingly off the face of the earth. Frank Vogel is the FBI agent who let Lennon slip through […]

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It’s Your Unique Voice (Or Why Everyone Has the Right to Write)

  Has the rise of self-publishing tainted the ‘purity’ of books? Yes, that does sound pretentious.  Tell me about it.  I was going to write ‘fuck off’ under that first sentence because that’s what I really feel like saying to those who subscribe to this idea.  Believe […]

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How To Use Pop Culture In Your Alternate Histories

  What if the Axis Powers had won the Second World War?  What if the Confederates had won the American Civil War?  What if Napoleon had won the Battle of Waterloo?  Or what if the Roman Empire was still intact? The majority of alternate histories focus on […]

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Icarus Played a Fender Stratocaster

  Icarus Played a Fender Stratocaster   I walked into my uncle’s room.  This was two years before he died of a heroin overdose. Usually his door was locked but that day it had been left ajar. Inside, he was lying face up on the bed.  The […]

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L-2011 (Sample) – Chester George vs Parliament

  Below is a sample chapter from L-2011 (Future of London Series #1)   Transcript of a video uploaded to YouTube.com (posted on 11th August 2011) Chester George is wearing the same black skull hoodie as before, zipped up over his face, with the luminous skull design […]

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Write Fast, Write Lots: Why Quantity Leads To Quality

  The best piece of marketing advice for authors (in my humble opinion) is to write another book.  The second best piece of marketing advice is to write another book.  Yep, so keep writing, you get where it’s going.  It’s that simple and that hard.  You have […]

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The London Riots: The Making of L-2011

  If you’re a fan of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, then you’ll know there’s no shortage of possibilities as to how civilisation might one day pull the trigger on itself. Nuclear disaster, plague, war, freak weather, something big from outer space crashing into Earth – and if […]

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