I had a thought about my books that concerned discussing them in detail, something that I have not been able to do with any regularity. My idea is simple, I will post a chapter from one of my novels and then invite comments and, hopefully, get a discussion going. This will be followed by each … Continue reading I had a thought about my books
Writing and everything associated with it is going to be at the forefront for me, but other creative projects are also in my future. Instead of bemoaning the current state of affairs in both the country and the larger world I am going to exploit the opportunities on offer.
With Christmas approaching I find myself being required to do other things than write. It is not unexpected. I am a married man with children, even if they are both grown up. Besides, I really enjoy the Christmas holiday. It would be unfair of me to expect my wife to do all the running around … Continue reading Time to take a break
After months of toil, misery, and negativity we are determined to try and make something positive out of Christmas 2020.
My second blog post about Coronavirus is prompted by a message I received from Dove House Hospice. While everyone is demanding a strict lock-down and that citizens be forced to stay indoors for a protracted length of time it seems that the valuable work down by charities has been totally ignored. Dove House Hospice is … Continue reading Coronavirus: What about the charities?
Things certainly have not gone as I had expected. I took two weeks off to go on holiday with my wife but then we got caught up with the whole Coronavirus epidemic, or pandemic as it has now become. Things are finally beginning to get back to normal, although that might be a relative assessment … Continue reading I am back (again)!
I am off on my travels and will be taking short break as a result.
I have a very rare muscle condition, Myotonia Congenita. Of the two recognised variants I have Beckers's, which brings with it not just an impaired ability for my muscles to relax after contraction but also sudden and unexpected bouts of weakness, especially in my arms and legs. My symptoms are severe, but I do get … Continue reading How the Myth of Sisyphus relates to Me today
There is always something satisfying in announcing the release of a new novel. The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom is my sixth book and it still gives me a thrill. There was a time when I thought it would never see the light of day, but then everything just came together. I very happy with … Continue reading The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom is Here!
I am in the process of trying to market The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom. To be honest, and as I have previously mentioned, I am not a fan of this particular aspect of being an independent author. As I am still waiting to make it big, however, then there seems to be no real … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Big Launch