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Flying by the Seat of My Pants

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I am in the middle of writing my third novel, the sequel to THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE. OK, let’s be honest, I’m about a third of the way into it, and – after a MASSIVE wobble at the start of this week – I think it’s going pretty well. However – and this […]

Dip Flash

Back for a Quick Flash

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Yeah, well. I admit it. I’m a two-timing bastard. I wrote this book of short stories and flash, called DIP FLASH. And people liked it, you know. Here, for example, is Maryom from Our Book Reviews Online: All in all, an interesting set of stories, thought-provoking, funny, and/or scary; good, I’d suggest for watchers of […]

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Vanity and Publishing

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Well. You may have noticed that this place has been a little quiet of late. This isn’t because I haven’t got anything to write about – far from it, because things are really quite exciting at the moment. But the problem is that the fact that things are really quite exciting at the moment is […]

Ancillary skills

Unconventional Marketing

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This week I did a brief presentation on Unconventional Marketing at the Bristol branch of the Society of Authors, and I thought I’d share the gist of it with you. I should begin with a disclaimer that I am not an expert in this area. I have, however, had some interesting experiences that may be […]

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A Juggler’s Life

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I published this post yesterday before succumbing to a fit of chronic overthinking (it’s a habit of mine). Anyway, I looked at what I’d written and decided that it sounded less like a totally fascinating description of my complex portfolio of a life and more like an extended whinge. After all, any working mother (to […]

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Ta-Da!

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(Actually, I have rather a lot of Ta-Das to go through today, so please do bear with me.) Ta-Da One! DIP FLASH is published! Yes, it’s here! The short story collection you’ve been waiting for. The one that Joanne Harris described as a ‘remarkable collection – compact, witty, incisive and surreal,’ and David Gaffney described […]