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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 […]

Competitions

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 […]

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DIP FLASH Gets a Cover

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I once went to a talk given by the chief book-buyer for WHSmith Travel, where he talked about his process for choosing which books to stock in his shops (the branches of WHSmith you see in railway stations, airports and motorway service stations). First of all he looked at the cover, then at the blurb […]

Acceptances

Exciting Times

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Well, things have certainly taken an interesting turn of late. First of all, I have had a couple of endorsements for DIP FLASH. And I am rather pleased with them. The first one that came in was from a literary hero of mine, David Gaffney a.k.a. the Godfather of Flash. (If you haven’t read SAWN-OFF TALES, […]

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Dip Flash – An Update

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I had plans. I really did. I was going to start blogging once a week again. I was going to brag, rant and generally pontificate about stuff I’d written and stuff other people had written and stuff that had nothing to do with writing at all. But an attack of real life (well, mainly the day […]

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So Farewell Then, 2017

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Well, that was an odd year for writing, that’s for sure. Some very good things happened, certainly, but a lot of things didn’t, and I’m only just beginning to work out why. The first amazingly good thing to happen was that I found a publisher for my second short story collection, Dip Flash. I’m particularly excited […]

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Putting It All Together

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Back in February of this year I signed a contract with Cultured Llama for my next short story collection, Dip Flash. One of the clauses of that deal stipulated that I was to provide them with a complete manuscript by the 1st of December. So it’s probably about time that I got this thing into […]