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A Very English Apology…

No matter where they are in the world, an Englishman’s body language is always saying the same thing… ‘We’re so sorry we colonised your country in our imperial majesty, the empire was a terrible thing, glorious of course, so very, … Continue reading

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Smugglers of Sussex…

According to 19th century Sussex dialect slang, a bumblebee is a Dumbledore, don’t tell JK Rowling this… I’ve always found dialects, fascinating. Possibly because I hail from Gods own county, a place rich with a hundred dialects slowly been eroded … Continue reading

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For Boston, for Boston…

I don’t know much about Boston Massachusetts, which is not all that surprising as I grew up a hell of a lot closer to Boston Lincolnshire from whence the American East coast city got its name. Its streets are familiar … Continue reading

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Indie April (may)#10: The Department of Curiosities

I have been a little swamped and didn’t get everything done in Indie April I wanted to get done. As such this is a little late… The Department of Curiosities By Karen J Carlisle Karen J Carlisle is a writer … Continue reading

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Indie April #2: The Adventures of Alan Shaw

It’s Indie April, a celebration of all things Indie, be it novels, movies, music or art. The idea being to encourage interaction between indie creatives, and that most elusive of beasties the wider audience, and it is a time to … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome, SciFi Scarbrough & really wild things…

Confession time. I have never done a book signing. Oh, I have signed books for people, I am more than happy to, though I am generally slightly bemused anyone wants me to sign a book. But I have never done … Continue reading

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The writer’s ambition: Riftmaker

When writers settles down to write their first novels, and I am as guilty of this as anyone, they occasionally bite off more than they can chew. They envision something broad and sweeping, with multiple characters all interacting through multiple … Continue reading

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