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The art of the novella


‘Novels are the thing.’ Said the editor. ‘But I like to write shorter stories, less fluff, more action. More bosh for your dosh.’ Whined the author. ‘Novels are the thing.’ The editor huffed. And so the debate raged well into the night. Whisky was drunk and logs were burnt. In the end they parted ways … Continue reading

The genesis of a book cover – Blaise Maximillian: Emancipation REVEAL!


Due to attending local sci-fi events, I got talking to the wonderful and talented Marc Ducrow. I helped him out with some contacts and we kept talking over Facebook (such a wonderful tool). Then, when I was looking for a cover artist for Blaise Maximillian: Emancipation¬†I asked him if he’d be able to take my … Continue reading

2016 better not suck


Quite simple really. October 2014 – December 2015 has on the most part sucked. This is because, for those of you that don’t know, I had trapped kidney stones, and then became a chronic pain sufferer. There were some high points however. I managed to leave one team in the NHS and join another at … 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

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