In other news. The Troll.

The latest book in my TROLL series is out now, on Amazon. To celebrate, the first book is currently free on Amazon UK, and the second is reduced to 99p. Fill yer boots, ducks. If you’re USA based, watch this space.

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Pigs, trolls and other stories

Okay, so I was hoping to bring out my third book in THE TROLL series of novellas on a slow news day. Just goes to show you can’t plan these things… In a way, though, it’s apt, with the whole of twitter trolling our very own Prime Minister. It’s certainly bringing out some inventive puns.…

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Protecting us from the threats of poetry

Today I read the prime minister’s ‘vision for a smarter state’ and, as I glanced across the page, I misread a line about how he intended to protect us from ‘terrorism, poetry and climate change’. It actually said poverty, which is a laugh. I’m pretty sure the way I read it was more accurate. You…

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More than the sky

To my youngest sister and my newest sister A soppy little note on the occasion of your marriage <3 A wedding day flies by so quickly. And that’s fine. Because with luck, love and determination, a marriage lasts for life. May all of your problems look tiny compared to your love for each other. And…

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Neil Gaiman on writing, publishing and ideas

The latest video on my YouTube channel is of Neil Gaiman answering questions from various interviews. I’ve pulled together the ones I liked the best. He’s wise and very funny, as one might expect. I hope you enjoy.

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The Troll book 1: The boy with the sliver of ice in his heart

My new book, the first in THE TROLL series, is out in just four days time, and available for pre-order now here  http://mybook.to/TheTroll_Sliverofice You can find out more about the book and hear some extracts in this video. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Independence Day

Back in May, I wrote a little here about my first foray into Independent Publishing, or what would have been called self-publishing until recent years. I’ve set up my own imprint, which I’ve called  Blue Morpho Press (in honour of the wonderful butterfly MORPH who is a feature of The Killing Jar, my first novel) but I…

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Advice from Stephen King

Over the last few months, I’ve been building a channel on YouTube and adding videos. I am quite a visual person, I think, and find this an engaging way to share thoughts and be social online. It’s still early days; I have just over 40 subscribers. I’ve been slowed down by a heavy marking schedule…

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So I turned my blog post into a video. Advice for writers, the trance remix

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