Category Archives: Fiction

Review: The Second Sleep

The Second Sleep – Robert Harris Excellent – a clever, absorbing post-apocalyptic story set 800 years in the future – the second sleep of the title referring to how people used to have a first sleep, wake during the night, … Continue reading

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Review: Monstrous Devices

Review: Monstrous Devices – Damien Love When Alex’s grandfather sends him an old robot out of the blue, the mysterious writing of his English essay while he’s asleep is just the start. Whisked off to Paris and Prague by his … Continue reading

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Review: The Killer In Me

The Killer In Me (Frankie Sheehan #2) – Olivia Kiernan Olivia Kiernan goes from strength to strength with the second title in her Frankie Sheehan books. Reading the first and second novel back to back, as I did, highlighted the … Continue reading

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Review: Agent Running in the Field

Agent Running in the Field: John le Carré  The trademark John le Carré wry wit and obfuscation is there, but perhaps not sufficiently to carry what feels quite two-dimensional as a story. Nat, a has-been agent runner being put out … Continue reading

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Calling authors with new books

Launching your new book is a huge challenge at the best of times, never mind now. If you’re an author who’s just had or are about to have a book published, I’d like to invite you to consider an interview … Continue reading

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“Suspense, an occasional laugh, and many surprises”

My publisher, Hayloft, is expecting the copies of my debut children’s novel, The Keeper of the Stones, from the printer on 23 March. There will be fewer than 500 copies available. Advance orders are going well and anyone who pre-orders a … Continue reading

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You could win an original illustration

How often do you get a chance to win an original piece of art? Now, you could – by advance ordering a copy of The Keeper of the Stones, my debut children’s novel. It’s illustrated by multimedia designer and artist … Continue reading

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