The Curry Mile eBook – launched. Finally.

So. Finally did it. With the help of some good people I crossed the Rubicon into the Indie divide and at the same time transformed the paperback novel into an eBook. The Curry Mile was published by Suitcase Books in 2006. That seems like an eternity ago, way before the Jurassic. I frequently get asked by readers, Read more about The Curry Mile eBook – launched. Finally.[…]

Books for Writers: “The First Five Pages” by Noah Lukeman

A great number of books have been written on the art of writing. Most of these books are written by authors, poets – that is, writers in the main. Very few are written by agents. This is where The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noak Lukeman Read more about Books for Writers: “The First Five Pages” by Noah Lukeman[…]

The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising Sequence is one of the best children’s fantasy series in the English language. Few people nowadays are familiar with the mystical prose of Susan Cooper, but I recommend a visit to her finely crafted fantasy which is composed of five different books. In many ways, Susan Cooper’s series is superior to Read more about The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper[…]

Boule de Suif – Guy de Maupassant

A short-story occasionally comes along that redefines the world and jars it into focus. This is one of them. For any writer seeking to master the short story look no further than Boule de Suif. Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story Boule de Suif takes a knife to French society and peers beneath and what Read more about Boule de Suif – Guy de Maupassant[…]

Dune – Frank Herbert

I read Dune when I was twelve and I revisit it continually as its lessons remain as potent today as yesterday. It has a brooding quality that erodes limits and barriers and it emphasises certain realities, but hints at greater depths and mysteries. There is a sense of timelessness to this classic eco-religio-political piece of Read more about Dune – Frank Herbert[…]