Interviews

New Trailer and Other Stuff

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Long time followers may remember that I’m a bit of a fan of book trailers. Yes, I know conventional wisdom is that they’re a waste of time, but I suspect that most of them tend to be ignored because they’re a bit dull. Mine, on the other hand, tend to get ignored because a) they’re […]

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What I Read in October (No, Really)

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Yes, you read that right. October. This post is indeed two and a bit months late, and I really can’t come up with any decent explanation. I can’t even complain that I was busy finishing a novel, because that one was put to bed at the beginning of November. What I have noticed, however, is […]

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What I Read in September

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Well, I briefly had a plan to blog about other stuff, but I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that I am devoting most of my writing energies to Book 3 in the Mathematical Mysteries series, leaving me very little time for anything else. Which is a shame, because I did actually write half of […]

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What I Read in August

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Before we dive into my August reading, I’ve just realised that I haven’t done the draw for that free copy of Paul Flower’s excellent THE GREAT AMERICAN CHEESE WAR. So I’d better do that first. We had a total of nine entries, mostly via Twitter RTs rather than here, which probably says something, although I […]

Dip Flash

Cover #3

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I might have said this before, but if there’s one thing more exciting than having a single book published, it’s having a series of books published with matching covers. Covers are so important – even when, as I am these days, you’re primarily in the digital market. So I feel particularly fortunate that with Farrago, […]

A Question of Trust

What I Read in July

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Well, I hope you’re enjoying this newly revitalised blog, with all the varied content that I’ve been putting up since “What I Read in June.” OK, OK, I know. As it happens, quite a lot has been happening with my own writing recently. I’ve been working on Book Three of the Mathematical Mysteries, which now […]

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What I Read in June

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I’ve been getting lazy about reading lately, what with one thing and another. Up until the year before last, I was regularly reading at least 70 or 80 (sometimes even 90) books a year. But last year it dropped, for no good reason, and the start of this year has also been pretty dismal (although […]

A Question of Trust

Quotes and Stuff

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I’m not sure I’ll ever really get over what a weird roller-coaster ride having a book published is. You and your publishers do your damnedest to make it the best thing you possibly can, but once it’s out in the world, no-one really has any idea what’s going to happen. It’s wise to remember the […]

A Question of Trust

Right. Where was I?

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Well, apologies for that unscheduled break in transmission. There are Reasons, which I’m not going to bore you with quite yet – although it’s quite possible that I will choose to bore you with them at some point in the future. However, in the immortal words of Take That, I am now Back For Good. […]

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 […]