Twenty Percent

Greetings from Luxembourg, where the early morning snow has melted away (just like 2019 is doing). (The photo is of the city looking beautiful in deep winter: we only had a scattering of snowflakes this morning and this looks much prettier.) Wake up call! Almost twenty percent of the year is already lost in the …

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Back in the Saddle

  Belated Happy New Year! It's been a while since I blogged. No, it wasn't the longest coffee break ever. To be honest, I've had enough medical, legal, and dentistry distractions to set me back more than a few months, but I'm bouncing back! Anyway, I had to put my writing and publication on hold, …

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A Cocktail And A Straight Scotch

Well, have I been busy, or what? BEYOND NOW A collection of published Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories ideal for December gifting. A short-fiction cocktail transporting the reader through the realms of YA, space opera, horror, time travel, post-apocalyptic Earth, alien contact, fantasy, and the undefinable... Wherever these stories take you, it's beyond the here …

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Winter Is Coming

No, not another "Game of Thrones" review. It's snowing in Luxembourg, Halloween is here and there's only 55 days left to Christmas at time of writing. (To keep track of how time's running out for your gift shopping, click here.) And it's been another month of ups and downs in a writer's life... A Short Story Published "Your …

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NEW COVERS!

PARADISE IS A RIDE AWAY... If you survive the journey I am so very pleased to display the new covers for my sci-fi trilogy! Spies, lies, action, treachery, romance, combat, space... What's not to like? 2091: The global elites construct ten vast spaceships to ferry mankind to Mars to escape a failing Earth. But... It …

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The Writing Game

This writing game is a bit of a strange adventure. Telling Lies A fiction writer tells lies in a vacuum. S/he tells lies about things that didn't happen to people who don't exist. And there might be no one listening... (Hello? Anyone there? I'll carry on and you can catch up later.) Writers write - …

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Guilty As Charged

  In my previous post, I dangled some "click bait" about how I was over-committed, then offered only a cliffhanger. My bad. Seriously, I found myself in a time bind over the last few months... My next novel is a 1950's L.A. noir, "Private Vices". I was working hard on the final revision while looking …

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Final Flight and Win-A-Kindle

   I've finally had to admit it. I'm over-committed. I never planned to spam my blog followers with daily ramblings. Twice or thrice a month would suffice. But I'm down to one post a month. So I changed the tagline in my posts to "An occasional blog". Truth is good. (Unless, of course, you're a …

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SFF Summer Reading

Happy June! Today, I'm addressing avid readers of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Stock up on your summer reading! There's a massive Books Giveaway, a 99c Discount Price promotion, and a "Win a Kindle" competition. Read on... June SF&F Books Giveaway First, let me announce the current promotion - only a few days left. Take a look and explore …

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Struggling Author

It's been a long month. Apart from the usual writerly stuff (you know, the stuff a writer thinks s/he's going to be doing like... er... writing) authors across the world have been struggling with Amazon's widespread and apparently random deletion and blocking of reviews and trying to navigate the European Union's new GDPR law. Read …

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