Beeping on the bus

Beeping noise on the bus. Every few seconds. I thought it was my tinnitus taking on a new player, but others talked about it. Finally, at a stop, the driver announced his apologies. I shouted, “Turn your bus off and on again.” Everyone laughed, but it worked – as the...

Present day Xaghra & what’s beneath them

Literally beneath them. This innocuous, quaint and historic square is in the town of Xaghra. Only by chance did I spot a queue form near the church steps, disappear down under the car park and apparently never to emerge. Whoa, I had to be part of this since I was...

Xaghra’s Revenge is here

The day has come for revenge. Is revenge sweet? Find out how 5000 islanders were abducted in 1551 and what are the repercussions today. Follow two modern lovers who discover their heritage. A rare insight into Libya, past and present. How the tiny, beautiful...

K.A. Meng Blog Tour

Hands up if you think you’re superior. Note that my hand remains down. I’m sure some species of dung beetle might be superior to me and those bacteria that will eat my body when I’ve done with it. Anyhow, one writer has plunged into the good, better, superior race...

A.B. Funkhauser has taken over

A treat for cat-lovers and for anyone desiring to scratch beneath the skin of what makes humans tick, is this take over by award-winning author who puts the fun into funerals (sorry – old but true joke). She purrs below about her new novel     SHELL...

Taking advantage of #HotAir Balloon fests

  Yep, this is the season of hot air balloooning all over the world. Lord knows what it’s doing to global warming! Haha. It was while I sat on a grassy hill, years ago, and seeing a flotilla of hot air balloons take off over the quintessentially-English...
XAGHRA’S REVENGE is sweet

XAGHRA’S REVENGE is sweet

XAGHRA’S REVENGE I’m delighted to report that my latest novel, Xaghra’s Revenge, was published on July 25th 2017 by the publishers of my THE CHAOS OF MOKII surreal short story, Solstice Publishing. So, what is XAGHRA’S REVENGE? Overall, it is a historical fantasy...

Arriva arriving

No, this isn’t really about buses but this X30 goes between Chester and Warrington with me on it. An Arriva bus I was on today between Warrington and Chester. The driver was going very slow and finally stopped in a village. He told us that his dashboard had a...

#Win a copy of ARIA: Left Luggage

UPDATE: ARIA: Left Luggage is #FREE for 3 days from May 22nd to May 25th. Give or take a few hours depending on your longitude. So, Get your own #apocalypse now. before Infectious #amnesia kills everyone. See how in ARIA smarturl.it/1fexhs It’s been a while...

Timmy the Tornado

My infant grandson loves tornadoes but I failed to find a picture story book featuring them. A pal said, “You’re a writer, so write your own.” You could say being a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society is an overqualification for a booklet aimed at infants, but...