In the run-up to publication day I’ll be taking part in a blog tour. First stop is wordsfromareader for a rundown of my dystopian fiction recommendations.
I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be talking to the Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Club at Waterstones Piccadilly on 12th June. This is will be my first public event after the publication of The Space Between the Stars and I’m fortunate enough to be appearing alongside veteran writer, Deon Meyer.
I’m very excited that The Space Between the Stars has had an early UK e-book release after being selected for an Apple ibooks promotion over the recent bank holiday weekend. It is now available on Apple and Kindle platforms. Kindle edition on Amazon UK […]
Yesterday, just two weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump got started on his 2020 re-election campaign, with a visit to Melbourne, Florida. Reading a transcript of his speech has done bad things to my blood pressure. The problem I have with Trump and his rhetoric […]
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If the old proverb is to be believed, you should never judge a book by its cover. Except where, well, books are concerned, ironically! When I go into a bookshop, like most people I see there, I tend to browse the tables, rather than the […]
One of my two favourite writing spots. It has pretty much everything you could ask for, including other writers. How do I know? You can just tell. There’s a certain sort of frowning concentration, punctuated by bouts of staring into the middle distance, usually followed […]
I’m between editing stages at the moment, so I’ve made a start on my next novel. It’s actually a restart, rather than a new start. I was originally working on this project on the Bath Spa MA course, but I was struggling with the setting […]
One of the very few downsides of being a writer is that you’re never entirely off-duty. You can’t really switch your brain off, the way you can switch your office computer off. If I go more than a day without writing, I tend to get […]
One thing I’ve discovered about writing is that where you write can have a huge impact on what you write. If I’m writing at home, I tend to move around the house over the course of the day. I think there’s some sort of migration […]