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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: Uncle Flynn

Continuing my series on inspiration and influences for my books, here’s a look at texts that informed my debut novel, Uncle Flynn. A thrilling treasure hunt inspired by local history and walks on Dartmoor with my oldest son, Uncle Flynn … Continue reading

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Download Uncle Flynn FREE – for five days only!

For five days only, my debut novel Uncle Flynn is available to download FREE from Amazon Kindle. Uncle Flynn was received very positively. On the surface it is a properly old-fashioned treasure hunt adventure, but it contains underlying themes about … Continue reading

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Managing Metaphors

Sometimes metaphors in novels can seem crass and unwieldy. Other times they can be sublime. But what is the difference between good and bad use? My general rule of thumb is that deliberate metaphors should only be included if they … 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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