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The Force Awakens

So, today is kind of a big day. If you’re like me, a child of Star Wars, this is the day you’ve been waiting for since the mid 80’s. I must admit, I was excited (and then ultimately disappointed) by the prequels, but nothing like the excitement in store for JJ’s take on Lucas’ world. […]

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Publication Day!

It takes a long time to write a book, and also a long time to wait until it’s actually published, but today’s the day! The sequel to Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie publishes today, and I popped into my local indie bookshop, West End Lane Books, to find the product of my creativity (how cool […]

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Hay Fever

I played my first Hay Festival this week! If you don’t know, Hay is like the Glastonbury for books…or the ComicCon for literature. It’s a huge festival in a tiny town. The organizers (who must be super organised) set up a tent city in a  field, complete with bookshops, bars, restaurants, a swishy green-room, and […]

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In A World…

There is no formula for great writing. No shortcuts. No magic pills (though many have tried). And no easy path. While there are shelves full of “How To” books on the craft, and I believe that writing is a craft that  can be taught, it starts with talent and intent; and must be honed. If anything, […]

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Ray Got Me Reading

This weekend I learned with great sadness that Ray Montgomery (you may know him as R.A.Montgomery), founder and author of the Choose Your Own Adventure books passed away this week.  His publisher shared a full obituary, which you can (and should!) read here: http://www.cyoa.com, but I thought I’d share my experience with Ray…. Because Ray got me […]

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