Well done, Max Edwards! And well earned. Max has been an incredible, nay, awesome agent in the year or so he’s represented me. Anyway, HERE’S THE LINK TO THE LIST. It’s a great list of people all round. The future of publishing is in good hands.Read more "My Agent Makes The Bookseller’s Rising Stars List"
So you’re that kinda writer who has to have a little music in the background. To you silence is as scary and troublesome as a blank page. You’ve listened to classical music, jazz, film and video game scores, anything that fills the quiet but doesn’t seize your attention (Typically this means no lyrics). But of […]Read more "My Obscure Background Music For Writing (And You Can Too!!!)"
Having to take pictures of my dumb ol’ self for an upcoming thing (plus my old author photos are, well, old). This involved taping my iPhone to various walls of my flat. By the end of the day I was sick of my own face but here’s some results…Read more "Photoshoot"
Happiness is like a flock of butterflies, fragile and ignorant to your beck and call. But satisfaction? That’s something you’ve power over, can make grow by working on things that truly fire you. Satisfaction is a field of flowers and flowers attract butterflies from time to time.Read more "How To Be Happy"
I think the 2018 Suspiria remake has entered my top five genre movies list, though it’s taken three years to percolate up. I go through periods where I can’t stop thinking about it. Like the original it’s a sort of dark fairy tale about a dance school run by witches (The dance numbers are mesmerising) […]Read more "Suspiria 2018 just keeps growing on me."
Really taken a shine to this album. It’s a bit stoner rock, a bit krautrock, a bit punk and very spacey all round. Think most the songs are based on Hyperion by Dan Simmons (The French take their Sci-fi seriously. And why not). Hope Slift tour Britain when all this wretchedness is over.Read more "What I’m Listening To: Ummon"
Could- and should- a legal action be taken against The History Channel? If you’re using the word ‘History’ whilst going on about alien conspiracies or Atlantis or some claptrap then surely that’s a clear case of false advertising or misrepresentation of goods and services. And I say ‘should’ because those guys have spent the last […]Read more "Will someone please sue The History Channel already!"
Just plugging away at a new novel. My method has altered of late. Usually I plan extensively but this time I’m mostly jumping in and seeing what happens. That makes for an intense but fun experience. We’ll see how things pan out.Read more "Still Here…"