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Matters of Life and Death – ‘Dr Who’ & ‘Intruders’ explore the afterlife – SPOILERS!


Television seems to have something of a fixation with matters of life and/or death at the moment, doesn’t it? Along with all the ‘zombie-fayre’. We now have ‘Intruders’ (from the novel ‘The Intruders’  by Michael Marshall Smith, adapted for television by ‘X-Files’ writer Glen Morgan) and the two-part season finale of ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Dark Matter’/’Death […]

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Why I’m supporting The Ethical Hedonist


Two reasons – the first reason being that Alison Jane Reid (formerly of ‘The Times’ and ‘The Lady’) did a fabulous online three-part video interview with one of my favourite actors, John Simm, last year (you can view it here) and she is now about to publish a new, in-depth profile interview with John in the […]

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‘What if…?’ From death comes life (and a story)


I’ve been writing ‘The Methuselah Gene’ (previous working titles have included ‘All Our Yesterdays’, ‘All Our Tomorrows’ and -very briefly- ‘Time Will Tell’). It evolved from a mind-bending time-spanning love story to a much darker tale of death, kidnap and genetic research I could hardly have imagined when I wrote the very first line back in 2011.