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Christmas Presents: Children’s Novels

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for that difficult relative? Why not give them a book this year? To be more specific, why not give them one of my books? In this second of three articles, this post explores my … Continue reading

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Christmas Present ideas

If you are scratching your head this year over Christmas presents, why not consider giving one of my novels? At the risk of sounding like a cliché, I have written across a variety of genres and therefore have “something for … Continue reading

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The problem with contemporary settings

Recently I have read and heard first-hand from fellow authors that mainstream publishers are increasingly hostile to novels that don’t have a contemporary setting. I have a hard time believing this, because if it is true (and I assume even … Continue reading

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FREE Children’s Books Month: Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge

This month is Free Children’s Books Month at Simon Dillon Books. Check back every Thursday for a new free novel. Each book will be available free between Thursday and Monday. This week, Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge … 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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All my novels now available as paperbacks from Amazon

At long last, I have stopped procrastinating, deferring, delaying, dilly-dallying, putting off, hanging fire, dragging my feet, beating about the bush and taking a rain check (or a “precipitation verification” as I sometimes call it, since the expression, American in … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge

Continuing my series on inspiration and influences for my books (which I began earlier this year), here’s a look at stories which informed my novel, Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge. This is a gripping tale for all … Continue reading

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Download Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge – for five days only!

My novel Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge is available to download FREE from Amazon Kindle for five days only. Of all the novels I have published, Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge remains the one … Continue reading

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Are my novels one big existential crisis?

The other day, my wife made an observation about my body of work; namely that virtually all my novels, either peripherally or directly, concern an existential crisis. I thought about this, and have come to the conclusion that she is … Continue reading

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