Monthly Archives: July 2016

That blurred line between genres

I’m thinking of relaunching my book Ultra:  new title, new look, vastly improved paperback experience.  I had thought of changing the genre as well but then, by chance, saw a pie chart showing how different genres sell on Amazon.  Way … Continue reading

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The Dystopia that is London

Dystopia?  What dystopia?  Isn’t London fab?  Full of interesting stuff and people and food and people and things to look at and people and things to do and people.  It’s a holiday destination.  It’s an ancient city.  It’s vibrant and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Abominable by Dan Simmons

Before I start this review, let me just say briefly: stick with it – this book explodes into life after a slow start. I read this without having any idea what it was about, without seeing a blurb or any … Continue reading

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Why is it so hard to write a book blurb?

Does it ever get easier to write a book blurb?  At some point, after you’ve battled day after day, does something suddenly go “ping” and you realise how to string the words together adequately?  I’ve just written nine new blurbs … Continue reading

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What do you do when you’ve finished an enormous novel?

I finished my new novel mid-May and for a long time felt rather lost.  I write because I want to escape into a life that isn’t my own and with that escape gone, I had no idea what to do … Continue reading

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