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Housekeeping News

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When I started having stuff published, I resisted the idea of having my own Facebook page, because it seemed a bit vain. Which is odd, really, because I’m actually quite a vain person. However, when I was campaigning to get MRS DARCY VERSUS THE ALIENS out in the world, it became a necessity, so I set […]

Reviews

My Book is Sad

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My book ‘Take It Cool’ is sad because no-one has reviewed it. Actually, that’s not strictly true, because the Herald really liked it and Family Tree Magazine made it their TOP CHOICE for September 2014. Even Songlines … well, let’s not go there, because I don’t think they got what I was trying to do. Several […]

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When the Man from Del Monte Says Meh

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So, do we start this with “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” (always a bit suspect, that one) or “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about” (which doesn’t really stand up to close inspection, either)? Oh well. I got reviewed by Songlines magazine. I like Songlines. I’ve had […]

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National Short Story Week

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Is it that time of year already? Apparently it is, and I’m not talking about that festival beginning with C either. No, I’m talking about National Short Story Week, the time when the entire nation comes together to celebrate the short form. As is customary on these occasions, the week has been preceded by a […]

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TAKE IT COOL on Kindle!

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We’ll kick off this post with some excellent news for those of you out there who suffer from paper allergies: TAKE IT COOL is now available on Kindle, at the very reasonable price of £3.84. And if you’re still hesitating over whether to take the plunge, you can even download a sample to try out, […]

Acceptances

The Caterpillar and the Beeb

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Lots of excitement here at Pinnock Towers. First of all, I had a sudden urge yesterday to see if I could get a few more of my strange animal poems for kids published. So I dug out a selection, read them through and fixed some of the scansion (amazing what you find when you go […]

Events

Our Book Reviews and Other Stuff

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The lovely Maryom over at Our Book Reviews has given a definite thumbs up to TAKE IT COOL. This is what she says in her 4* review: Having read Jonathan Pinnock’s fiction, I expected him to turn what could be a plodding piece of research into something interesting and fun – and he did!  The different threads […]

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Interview with Carys Bray

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Last week I was interviewed by the humungously talented Carys Bray. Carys was a Scott Prize winner in 2012 with her excellent short story collection Sweet Home and is currently enjoying stellar success with her first novel A Song for Issy Bradley, which I am going to pounce on as soon as it comes out […]

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Another TAKE IT COOL Interview and Other Stuff

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I’m still awaiting that all-important third print review for TAKE IT COOL, but in the meantime, the excellent Gordon Darroch has furnished me with a physical copy of that splendid Herald review and a scan of it now graces the Review page. Gordon is an exceptionally fine writer going through a terrible time at the […]

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Ujima Radio and Another Ace Review for TAKE IT COOL

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It’s been another exciting day in the world of TAKE IT COOL. First of all, I spent an hour (or slightly less than an hour, owing to a mix-up with the location of the front door of the studio) in the delightful company of DJ Cheryl Morgan and other guest Natalie Burns at Bristol’s Ujima […]