Tag Archives: Simon Dillon

Echo and the White Howl – Brexit allegory?

I have been asked on a number of occasions how my latest novel Echo and the White Howl should be interpreted. Is it an historic allegory? A contemporary political allegory? A spiritual allegory? Someone suggested the story alluded to Stalin’s … Continue reading

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Writing Echo and the White Howl

Animal fiction is a notoriously difficult beast. I had never intended to write any, until last summer, when my youngest son begged me for a story about wolves. I initially said no, but then I had an idea that nagged … Continue reading

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Researching Echo and the White Howl

As with all my books, my latest, Echo and the White Howl, involved a considerable amount of research. I have not ever been to Alaska (alas), but nonetheless I had to find out a great deal in order to generate … Continue reading

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Echo and the White Howl – Influences

Whilst I believe my latest novel Echo and the White Howl is an interesting and original work in its own right, I also think it is disingenuous to deny influences. Here then are seven other stories that informed Echo and … Continue reading

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Echo and the White Howl – the cover

Here’s the cover for my new novel, Echo and the White Howl. I greatly dislike the word “team”. It is the word my children dread to hear at school (“team project”) because it often means they will end up doing … Continue reading

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Another excerpt from Echo and the White Howl

Here’s another excerpt from my latest novel, Echo and the White Howl. An animal fiction adventure for all ages, this segment is from chapter 3, where Echo, Malakai and Imalik go on a scouting expedition to investigate human activity outside … Continue reading

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An excerpt from Echo and the White Howl

Here’s an excerpt from my latest novel, Echo and the White Howl. An animal fiction adventure for all ages, this segment is from chapter 1, just after Echo and the other wolves in his pack successfully hunt an elk amid … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! So what are my writing plans for 2018? Well, hopefully fairly early in the year, I plan to release my novel The Spectre of Springwell Forest, a gripping and chilling ghost story for grown-ups which I’m rather … 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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