A Question of Trust

Sequels Galore!

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As I’ve already mentioned, A QUESTION OF TRUST, Book Two in the Mathematical Mystery series, is coming out in April. Obviously I’m excited about this, because the thrill of getting a book published never wears off. But I’m particularly excited because, as the second book in a series, it gets a cover that matches the […]

A Question of Trust

A Question of Trust Gets a Cover

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The problem with having goals is that they’re constantly changing. When you start off as a writer, your first target tends to be something like “get a short story published somewhere”, and then once that’s out of the way, you move on to “get a short story published somewhere nice.” And when that’s ticked off […]

A Question of Trust

Schrödinger’s Book

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Shortly before the Christmas break, I delivered the manuscript of A QUESTION OF TRUST, otherwise known as Book Two in the Mathematical Mysteries Series, to my editor at Farrago. Put like that, it doesn’t sound terribly scary. However, what you need to know is that the seventy-odd thousand words in that manuscript hadn’t previously been […]

A Question of Trust

So Farewell Then, 2018

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Well, that was an interesting year, no question about it. I began 2018 fully expecting the sole highlight to be the publication of my second book of short stories, DIP FLASH. However, all that changed in February when, following a whirlwind exchange of manuscript and contract, I signed a deal with Farrago for the publication […]

Interviews

Interview with Jo Derrick

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Contrary to what you may have thought, this blog is still alive and well – if a little quiet of late owing to the small matter of finishing off the follow up to THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE. I’ll have much, much more to say about that in due course, but today I’m very […]

Other people

This is (Not About) David Bowie by F J Morris

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This is not a review about David Bowie. Rather, it’s a review of F J Morris’s new book “This is (Not About) David Bowie” from Retreat West Books. Or is it? Let’s see where this goes. Writing about David Bowie is always a tricky thing to do because you first need to decide which David […]

Launches

Archie and Pye get Launched

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE was officially launched last night at Cheddar Library and a very good time was had by all. At least, it seemed to be – I spent most of the evening in a bit of a sensory blur. For someone who is (albeit self-diagnosed, but increasingly convinced of it as […]

Publications

Publication Day for Archie and Pye

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Any excuse to stick that gorgeous cover up again. Well, it’s publication day today and I am quite unbelievably excited and if the truth were to be told, just a bit emotional too. In fact the paperback snuck out under the cover of darkness on Monday morning, so it’s only really the Kindle version that’s […]

Publications

Archie and Pye on NetGalley

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OK, this is where the scary stuff starts. THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE was uploaded to NetGalley today. There’s still a week and a bit to go before the official publication next Thursday, but members of NetGalley are now able to request advance copies for reviewing. I haven’t been through this process before, so […]