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Wonder if we’ll ever know…?


David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ has been a favourite of mine for many, many years- since 1971, in fact, when I became a teenager.  Thirty-five years later, I fell in love with it all over again when BBC1 aired ‘Life on Mars’ and introduced me to the talents of actors John Simm and Philip Glenister. Now […]

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Suicide Season


Originally posted on The Renegade Press:
‘Ignoring your passion is slow suicide. Never ignore what your heart pumps for.’ Kevin Claiborne Let’s play a game of Russian Roulette. You and I are seated at a table in a smoke filled room; there’s an old six shooter positioned perfectly between us with a single round floating…

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Genre – should we pigeonhole our books?


I primarily write science-fiction, but I’m a sucker for a good story with believable and sympathetic characters, whatever the genre.  (As, I’m quite sure, are you.)  The same goes for my TV and film choices. So my recent viewing has included dramas such as ‘War & Peace’, ‘Dickensian’, ‘Humans’, ‘The Bridge’, ‘Detectorists’ (yes, I know it’s comedy, but […]

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Getting There…Slowly!


Almost a year ago, in February 2015, I began work on the promotional trailer for my science-fiction novel, ‘The Methuselah Paradox’.