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Short stories, sample chapters, music and spoken word downloads,

Trust a Woman to Do It

Do what exactly? Everything and anything, in my book. Sadly, 90% of people don’t agree with me. According to a recent global survey, 90% of respondents said they were biased against women (follow the link below for the fuller depressing … Continue reading

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Brexit, finally… really?

‘On the 31st of January 2020 across the British Isles there was much joy, matched by an almost equal amount of sadness. For many, however, there was an overwhelming feeling of resignation and acceptance. The one thing that united everyone … Continue reading

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When in Rome… kill me

Here it is at last – my very first Mary Dollar mystery. As far as introductions go, I’ll let one of the other characters describe her: ‘I can see you as a funky Miss Marple sorting out crime on the … Continue reading

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Brexit Wounds

    Brexit Wounds – a warning. We are where we are…  29th March 2019 has come and gone and Brexit still hasn’t happened. It’s almost like I had a crystal ball! Okay, I got the triggering of Article 50 … Continue reading

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Myth and Mourning

Can it really be twenty years since the death of Diana? If you were a full grown adult at the time you might respond with the cliched ‘it only seems like yesterday’ because that what happens with time – it … Continue reading

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Letter from America / World Watch Out

I’ll say one thing about that Donald Trump. He’s going to be good for artistic creation. As you may have read in my last post I had the germ of an idea for a Twilight Zone type story which had … Continue reading

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The Diana Redemption – be careful with the myth!

I recently did this interview about The Rachel Redemption with my old friend Commercial Malcolm. Read on if you want to know more about the book, the film, conspiracy theories and more… CM: Congratulations! It looks like you beat the … Continue reading

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The Casual Shoo-in

When the anonymous launch of The Casual Vacancy happened there was barely a flutter of interest.  Of course the launch wasn’t totally without help from a whole team of publishers, publicists and PR people. Even then, there was probably little … Continue reading

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Top Ten Alternative Love Songs

Five tracks about love you may not have thought of: The Jon Snows – She’s Mine Hypnotic, compelling and just a little creepy. Ed Kuepper – Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You How many songs begin with a line like: … Continue reading

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Scottish Referendum

Brilliant! Says more in a few lines about being Scottish than in all the nationalistic nonsense churned out by Hugh McDiarmid and the like.

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