Publishing and Penguins

One of the great things about the writing community is the opportunity to meet and share with others. This includes not only authors but designers, bloggers, IT experts, film makers and penguins. As an author I sometimes wonder if the hours and stresses of coming up with something new every week are really worthwhile, then …

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End of the Road Part 1 and Publication day gifts

One disadvantage of being self-published is that you have no publishing company sending you gifts to celebrate the release of your new paperback. How wonderful then, to receive this in the post from a supporter.  Fizz, chocolates and books. What more could you ask for?   Only friends and a safe home- which is the …

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Weird and Peculiar Tales -The Story behind the book.

Sometimes the story behind the novel can be a source of interest. With this in mind I decided to write an occasional blog explaining the background to one of my published books. The first describes how this compilation of short stories with a fellow author came about. After the publication of my first book, my …

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The Diet and Staying in with Linda

It's been a great week. Not only was it my birthday, but I was a guest on Linda's Book Bag discussing Spirit of Technology , and to top it off, one of my stories has been accepted for the anthology 'Flashpoint' to be released by Clarendon House books shortly.   You can read what Linda and I got …

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