Monthly Archives: December 2017

In Defence of The Last Jedi

Since the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, despite widespread critical acclaim, fan reaction has been decidedly mixed. Some, including yours truly, have embraced the film (see my spoiler free review here). Others have been absolutely scathing. In this … Continue reading

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Ten Best Films of 2017

There may be a few shocks on (or rather off) my 2017 favourite films list. For a start, the much revered Blade Runner 2049 failed to make the cut. I liked it, but for me it fell short of the … Continue reading

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2017 in review

So how was 2017 for me, in writing terms? Well, besides pursuing that ever elusive mainstream publishing deal (I keep trying, with every novel), I have had a fairly productive year, though not quite in the way I anticipated. I … Continue reading

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Film Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILER FREE)

“This isn’t going to go the way you think…” Luke Skywalker’s words, deftly deployed by the Lucasfilm marketing department, are a fairly good summary of how things turn out in The Last Jedi. Is that a good or bad thing? … Continue reading

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Christmas Present Ideas Part Two – Books for Grown-Ups

Christmas is rapidly approaching, but if you are scratching your head over potential presents, why not try one of my novels? In this second of a two-part series, I take a quick look at what I have written primarily for … Continue reading

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Christmas Present Ideas Part One – Books for Children

Christmas is rapidly approaching, but if you are scratching your head over potential presents, why not try one of my novels? Here, in the first of a two-part series, is a quick look at what I have written primarily for … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: Echo and the White Howl – out now!

My latest novel, Echo and the White Howl, is out now! Set in the vast Alaskan wilderness, this epic story of wolves will thrill and delight. With hunts, blizzards, dangerous journeys and a mysterious, supernatural edge, Echo and the White … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Disaster Artist

Any self-respecting film buff will tell you The Room (as opposed to Room – important distinction) is one of the best worst movies ever made. As an attempt at Tennessee Williams-esque chamber piece, it is astonishingly and hilarious bad; a … Continue reading

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Wolf of the Day Summary

In the countdown to the release of my new novel Echo and the White Howl, over the past few days, I have introduced key characters with “Top Trumps” style data in a Wolf of the Day feature. Here is a … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: Echo and the White Howl – out tomorrow!

Just one day to go! My latest novel, Echo and the White Howl, is out tomorrow! Set in the vast Alaskan wilderness, this epic story of wolves will thrill and delight. With hunts, blizzards, dangerous journeys and a mysterious, supernatural … Continue reading

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