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New Year, new start


Which is really quite a pretentious title, but for a certain aspect of my life is most certainly true. A couple of years ago, I decided to singlehandedly launch a publishing business. Unfortunately I didn’t get the interest I needed and I was then ill from October 2015 through to still (only much, much less … Continue reading

Bitter Defeat – World-building an alternate history timeline


The World The Bitter Defeat universe is one that I created for my character Blaise Maximillian, a bitter, jaded, cynical war veteran that can’t leave the war behind due to his duties as a secret policeman on the one hand, and a resistance fighter on the other. It’s a alternate history that sees the Allies … Continue reading

Reviews from fellow authors matter


Especially if they’ve come from authors whose writing you respect and enjoy. In this case, David Guymer, author of the excellent City of the Damned (Gotrek & Felix Novels) has given Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat it’s 3rd FIVE STAR review! Bitter Defeat is a series of connected short stories telling the story of an alternate … Continue reading

Writing for yourself, and why it’s important to CARE


I have to admit to a guilty secret. I write for myself. Every story that has been (or hasn’t been) published, has been written with me as the reader in mind. I know that this probably goes against the grain of advice, but I once tried to write a story for the reader, and for … Continue reading

Blaise Maximillian is STILL in the top 100 on Amazon!


Considering the competition that this book faces on Amazon, it’s absolutely fabulous to see it’s still in the top 100! Not only that, it’s actually in the top 50! Yesterday it even nudged into the top 20. If you have bought this book, please leave a review, even if it’s only a stars review as … Continue reading

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