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Nerves

I see myself as calm, in control. I don’t flap. And then I have to go to an airport, train station, bus garage and I go all to pieces. Perhaps it’s a residue from my holiday planning incompetence. We travelled … Continue reading

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My Father and Other Liars: the Launch #myfatherandotherliars

I’m so close it is within touching distance… A short while ago, that delightful supportive simian Chris Graham permitted me space to announce the forthcoming arrival of my latest book – here. Today Sally Cronin has given me one of … Continue reading

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A Self Pubishing Journey, Part three – Opening up on Kindle

Hi again. Today I thought I’d have a look at the basics you confront when you decide to publish on Kindle. That’s Kindle Direct Publishing. Here. You’ll need to create an account and then you can follow the easy basics, … Continue reading

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My Father and Other Liars

That is the name of my upcoming book. It was going to be God Bothering but when people saw my cover and the title they assumed it was a tract on theology. So with a little help from my friends … Continue reading

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A thought and a favour

I want to talk about my next book. The title I have is God Bothering But it’s not primarily about religion. The basic premise arose from thinking about my relationship with my father. Years 0 to 16 were just dandy; … Continue reading

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Busy Bees and Idle Hands

Some of you may have noticed a falling off in my postings. I have a reason, though not an excuse. As I’ve mentioned here before I completed a novel for an MA a while back and have been dithering and … Continue reading

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First edition

I have mentioned my slow, even tortuous progress to publishing my book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. You can read the first three chapters here. Well, the story so far (ha!) is I think I’m nearly there. I have a … Continue reading

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Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle

  I have a favour to ask. The Artist has been working on some ideas for a cover for my book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle (see above), and I’m wondering what people┬áthink. What appeals? What looks best? Do people … Continue reading

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