Wishlist

This is my current July 2016 wishlist, in no particular order. WARNING: there may be swears ahead. There might also be some politics. For people to stop fucking killing each other For my local car dealership to sort out its customer service and when I complain about its customer service for the manager there not…

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The Troll at Christmas, post 3

I got all excited in the pub last night, when someone suggested that my TROLL novella might be the first social media thriller. They said they’d never heard of anything similar, so I immediately needed to find out if they were right. I didn’t think it was likely but always worth checking these things out…. The first…

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The Troll at Christmas

If you are a regular reader of this blog, or my facebook and twitter feeds, then you won’t have been able to miss that, this year, I wrote and published a trilogy of thriller novellas called THE TROLL. What you might not know is that the first story in the series is a Christmas story. Perhaps not quite so…

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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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Words and how to use them, number 1: Internet Troll

In a bizarre moment of synchronicity, I was reminded today of one of the factors that influenced me when I was writing my latest book series THE TROLL. It was all to do with a recent post someone made on facebook, in which they referred to not feeding trolls. And it was interesting, because I…

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The (Election) Night Lingers…. (and other stories)

It’s Election night and we are gutted already, but we are staying up to see in the (possibly less than) Brave New World. In the meantime, it feels like as good a time as any to announce that I have taken the plunge as an Indie author and published my first book. It’s a (short)…

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Getting overcarried

Today I got overcarried. That is a word; not a spelling mistake. It’s a word I’d never come across before today and having it happen to me has renewed my faith in human nature. What happened was that I missed my stop on the train to work. I should get off at Leicester, where I…

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