Category Archives: book reviews

The Friday round up of fabulous stuff

I’ve not done one of these for a while, but sometimes it just nice to kick back and talk about some great things in the world. We don’t do that enough. First up, while last weekend was difficult for personal … Continue reading

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Brief reviews of wonderfulness #1

I have been known on occasion to promise to write a review for fellow authors. I have some fair firm rules on these promises, in that I don’t write a review unless I genuinely like what I’m reviewing. If I … Continue reading

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Harvey hits 50

With its latest release the Harvey Duckman series has reached a landmark of over fifty new and established indie writers spread across nine books, with more to come. It is a project I was lucky enough to be involved in … Continue reading

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Howard vs Lovecraft…

It is a reasonably undisputable fact that HP Lovecraft is more well known now than his most of his literary contemporary’s from the golden age of pulp scifi/fantasy magazines back in the 1920’s and 30’s. Indeed, were you asked to … Continue reading

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Harvey VI: Erupting from the grave

Writing is a solitary activity, which suits me just fine. Anti-social introverts make good writers, and good writers tend (though not exclusively) to be anti-social introverts. This is not a bad thing, for we take flight in worlds of the … Continue reading

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Writing True Stories: A guest post by Kate Baucherel

As your mostly likely aware, on occasion I throw my blog open to guest posts from fellow authors. Normally these only happen in April and October, but when they have something new and exciting out it would be a shame … Continue reading

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A Harvey Christmas to all

Christmas is coming, the goose is looking worriedly at the chopping block, good will to all men, women, and those who define themselves as neither. the fat bloke in red with a beard you could lose reindeers in is preparing … Continue reading

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The November Indie reads pile

October came and went with twelve books, as i revisited David & Lynn Eddings grand opus as I am want to do every decade or so. As an exercise, rereading a huge fantasy epic with the eyes of a writer … Continue reading

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Echoes of a Cursed Ship part 2

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favourites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo : planning for the annual writing fest

Its that most wonderful time of the year No not the one in December… NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and if you are planning to participate this year, you may be plotting already, even if your plotting to take the … Continue reading

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