2017 – Productivity Or Else

  Happy New Year everyone.  First of all, best wishes for the next twelve months.  And that goes double to you Bill Murray and all our other international treasures who didn’t die last year. Okay.  This is a short post about productivity, what I did with my […]

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Mr Apocalypse (Chapter Sample)

  The walk to the New River always filled him with dread. He made his way along Stanmore Road, his hands gripped tightly around the steel handles of the wheelbarrow. It was a miracle the old thing was still in one piece. The blue paint on the […]

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L-2011 is now FREE!

  Hello everyone, It’s almost Christmas and it’s time to give you all a wee gift 🙂 To mark this week’s release of Mr Apocalypse – the second book in the Future of London series – I’m delighted to announce that the first book , L-2011, is […]

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Mr Apocalypse – The Blurb

  This is the blurb for Mr Apocalypse (Future of London #2) – Out 20th December London has been cut off from the rest of civilisation. The people there abide by no rules. There is no police presence. No laws or consequences. There is only the ravaged […]

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  Writers.  Do you have it?  That one location where creative ideas breed like rabbits? Otherwise known as Ideasville. And just for the record – Ideasville is not the desk.  The desk is a dark, cold and terrible place where in the normal course of things, mental […]

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He Used To Be The Bearded Baby

  (11,000 words approx) Jack Hope Junior was born with a gargantuous red beard.  It was already perfect (as beards go) at the moment of birth.  On both sides of his face, the hair was sumptuous and layered, and at the base of the chin it hung […]

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The 5 Best Non-Fiction Books I Ever Read

  Here we go again. I recently put together a list of fiction titles – The 5 Best Fiction books I Ever Read.  Apart from being fun to write, I thought that list would be a good way to introduce some excellent books to people who perhaps […]

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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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