Saturday, 18 February 2012


Looking back at what I've written, I noticed that I've mentioned my web site. That site has now been discontinued, partly because I never did manage to keep it up to date, partly because this blog is an excellent way of putting my thoughts on line. 

Another way of looking at it is that two sites might be interesting, but on the other hand they might do nothing more than deliver a double dose of boredom.

Ouch! Did I say that? 

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Thought I mention that I teach creative writing through two schools. 
     The first is Writers' News, and if you're interested then courses are offered either via email or snail mail. 
     The second is, and their courses are strictly on line, via email. 
     As far as I'm concerned, through Writers' News I teach their courses, through I teach my courses - so you get more of me the second way.

     Only you can say whether that's good or bad!

Right, it's there!

D'Arragon's Axe was published on line yesterday, through Kindle Direct Publishing. That means it's available on Amazon. Though I say it myself, it's a good read - well, of course I'd say that - and, as it was written when I was a young man of 53, even I had forgotten a lot of the plot. Very English, lot's of references to the Civil War, and... well, I know you're going to read it so I'll say no more.

Here's the link:

Monday, 16 January 2012

Cross pollination - or something

It's been brought to my notice that moving novels from standard hardback to on-line electronic editions has its problems. Although all my novels are copy edited before being published as a physical book - and remain unchanged for the electronic version - somehow typos creep in. How? I'm puzzled, but will investigate and, where possible, correct the problem. 

My own feeling is that the problem is minor. If there are any more of you who have bought my crime books for Kindle, have enjoyed the story but been disappointed by the faults in the publication - do let me know.

In the meantime, on with the horror book, which should be with Kindle in... oh, ten days?

Should be worth it!