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Publishing the self…

Opinions, as the saying goes, are like arseholes, everybody’s got one, and some people are closer to theirs than others. As a rule, therefore, I find I only trust the opinions of those who have first proved not to ride … Continue reading

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News from the Passing Place…

Morn was tending the bar on a lazy afternoon while the piano player played something which would have been a dirge at another time, but seemed remarkably joyful for some reason. Possibly this was to do with the cat which … 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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Research and the novelist

On occasion, prospective writers will ask for advice on how to become a better writer. Join any faceache writers group, and you will see a dozen questions of this type a day. Occasionally those asking such questions will even listen … Continue reading

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Harvey Duckman presents…

Harvey Duckman presents is the first in a series of collected works of suspense and mystery in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunkery, called, oddly enough Harvey Duckman Presents… This anthology features work by exciting new voices … Continue reading

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Stocktaking…

March is here, the daffodils have poked their heads out in my garden, winter is tailing off into spring and the anniversary of the death of Caesar looms soon upon us. It is at this time of year, because some … Continue reading

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I Love books…

I learned to wonder at a tender age, wandering through a wardrobe, to a lamppost in the snow. I  learned of courage on the walls of the deep while an elf and dwarf bickered in the face of a white … Continue reading

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