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New Book! Out of the Desert Sands

January 29, 2018 0 Comments

Although readers of my stories will recognise many familiar memes and features in Out of the Desert Sands, this is a very different story because.

Taking Some Risks With History and Culture

February 3, 2017 0 Comments

I’ve finished my latest story – at almost 70 000 words it’s the longest piece of writing I’ve completed in the genre. The text is.

It Happened on the High Sea

August 7, 2016 0 Comments

I’ve just posed my latest work to my website. It’s called It Happened on the High Seas and it represents a return on my part.

What to Do When Your heroines Grow Up?

March 13, 2016 0 Comments

  It’s been a dry time for my writing lately; I feel myself between stories, hoping that inspiration will come hurtling down from above to.

A Dry Patch

January 14, 2016 0 Comments

I guess it happens to real writers: that when they finish something that has been demanding and absorbing they feel bereft enough to find the.

Dark Matter

November 16, 2015 0 Comments

  For two very happy years, I was the librarian in a new Queensland State High School. This was long ago: the twelve year olds.

Showing and Telling

November 16, 2015 0 Comments

Showing and Telling: The Classic Conundrum Buggered if I can get it right! I know all the theory but when it comes to the mix.

Murder on the Home Front

July 8, 2015 0 Comments

A New Story is Taking Shape I’m just about to begin writing a new story. It will follow immediately on from the Sherlock Holmes story.

Keeping the Faith on Continuity

June 27, 2015 0 Comments

One of the problems of writing multiple stories with the same characters is the need to maintain coherence and continuity. The stories relate to one.

My Chinese Story is Finished!

May 28, 2015 0 Comments

I’ve finally finished my Chinese story. It’s been in gestation since February and while I’ve been able to have clear runs at it, much of.