I very much enjoyed the 1987 movie starring Steve Martin and John Candy, but that is not what I am writing about. In my book, Eugenica, the protagonists use planes, trains, and automobiles to escape their pursuers. Well, actually they use the singular of each of those modes of transport. One plane, a De Havilland … Continue reading Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
An Epic Fantasy set in an original world. On the Holy Mountain of Oroson women cannot hold positions of authority over men, but Princess Saran, facing the imminent death of her father and becoming the last of their dynasty, plans to take the crown. Her enemies are greater than she knows. The original occupants of … Continue reading The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom: Read for FREE!
What might have happened if Eugenics had become government policy in a Britain of the 1930’s as many expected? Eugenica is the answer. A dark and disturbing adventure. As Brinley Husher, the Minister for Social Biology (MoSB), opens an International Eugenics Congress on board the R102 airship young Grace and Thomas are taken as government … Continue reading Eugenica: Read for FREE!
In our not too distant future, the world we know disappears in an called ‘the collapse’. Human civilisation fails. Out of the ashes rises a new society. It is one based on science, technology, and efficient resource management. They are called the Oasis. In an effort to learn from their mistakes, scientists travel to the … Continue reading Mesozoic: Read for FREE
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
I am not sure whether I like this stage of writing or not? When I have an idea that I think has some life in it I get excited and full of energy. I really want to get the first draft done. Perhaps because I do not restrict myself on that phase I enjoy the … Continue reading So Close Now
Back in February, 2018, I posted a reprise of my third novel, ‘Eugenica’. I had just finished writing ‘Mesozoic’, a science fiction book that included one of my long-time passions, dinosaurs, and as usual I wanted a change of literary scene. I went back to Eugenica because of all my works it is the one … Continue reading Eugenica Revisited…Again!
The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom just does not want to be finished! I thought that I was closing in on the job, but then out comes another idea! No warning. No subtle introduction. All I get is ‘wouldn’t it be cool if we examine the friction between an almost absolute monarchy and a growing … Continue reading When the story just seems to go on and on
I have been busy writing a fantasy novel, which has gone very well. Indeed, it has gone much better than I had expected it to. I seem to have a story that has evolved quite naturally and that has given me a lot to write about. It is peopled by a large number of characters … Continue reading What Kind of Novel should it be?
So, what does a writer do when they have one book nearly finished and another one in second draft needing a lot of work to finish it? Answer: they start another novel of course! I must be mad. I mean, I have spent a lot of time recently on finishing 'The Blade's Fell Blow', the … Continue reading What to Do when Finishing a Novel