#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...
Is everything fiction?

Is everything fiction?

When a writer in one of my groups asserted that all non-fiction becomes historical fiction I took umbrage. My umb had never been so raged. Perhaps she meant the newspapers. I recall my school in Cheltenham setting us a week’s homework whereby each of us in the class...
#Review of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

#Review of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Paperback: 736 pages Publisher: Headline Review (19 Sept. 2005) ISBN-13: 978-0755322817 This review is of the extended paperback book not the upcoming TV series. Plot summary from somewhere, probably Wiki – edited by me. ‘Shadow Moon...

Here comes Leah Hamrick

This is the final week of the Solstice blog tour and I give up my page to the effervescent Leah Hamrick. Hello, everyone! My name is Leah Hamrick, and I’m the author of Frost on my Pillow, numerous short stories of all genres…amongst other unpublished novels...

KA Meng hops on my blog

I loved that TV series, Northern Exposure set in Alaska and often wondered how my poor circulation would cope in those climes. Here, a lass from Northern Dakota, explains somewhat about how she can write and be a mum in the frozen north. Finding the Time to Write with...

#Chester’s #Climate updated

You have to laugh. In 1985 Cheshire Life misquoted me and spelt my name wrong about my Chester’s Climate book. I was interviewed last month by them for my updated edition and oh how we laughed about those errors. Today, I see they’ve got my name wrong in...
Nelder on a blog tour

Nelder on a blog tour

There’s a group of writers from Solstice Publishing who are in a blog tour and they’re a daring bunch because they asked me to contribute a piece – and this is it. Writers’ Delusions by Geoff Nelder This is the question Mrs Nelder stabbed me with when she once peeped...

Email from Space!

NASA’s Astronaut Leroy Chiao relaxed on comms duty on the International Space Station when a ping! alerted him to an incoming email. I had no idea my query would be routed off-world and yet it happened. You see, I was researching about the nature of the struts...

Writer Christopher Davis takes to my blog

This week, I am handing the reins of my blog to a Californian Native – his words, see below. You’d not think so because his writing style is so English and I mean that in a good way. I’m always pleased to greet writers who’ve yet to appear on these pages so hello...