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A word can change a mind. A sentence can change a life. A book can change the world

If you’re a fan of Douglas Adams’ book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy then you’re in good company. Millions of Sci-Fi fans the world over, and I mean millions as it’s sold over 15 million copies, have read the book, heard the radio show, watched the TV show, watched the movie, re-read the book […]

If you have ever been threatened in your life, you will know it’s not a pleasant experience. A direct threat of violence was pretty much all you would have expected in your life, until the invention of the world wide web, emails and social media. Now we can and are very much subjected to threats […]

I’m writing a science fiction short called The Dog Walker and as an intro I have my dog walker, a robot named RB43, retrieve a small dog lead from a cupboard where the dog’s food and stuff are all kept. As the story progresses we are introduced to two characters, RB43 and Prince, a golden […]

Branches scraped against a window pane and suddenly she realised she didn’t know where she was. The last thing she remembered was a ship, the cold, the ice, the brittle sea. Then the thought slipped away into the darkest recesses of her mind, to sit there, elusive, waiting to tantalise her waking moments with unknown and unremembered images and thoughts.

The Brittle Sea – Book One is currently standing at 90 pages in length fully completed and edited and should be around 140 pages on completion and publication. Books Two and Three will be of a similar length and the final and full version,The Brittle Sea Omnibus, will be close to 450 pages in length.

Ever been in the process of creating something you think is pretty unique and then realise it’s all been done before? Well, that’s what I’m in the process of re-inventing, but with a modern twist. Although I’m congratulating myself on the idea of publishing The Brittle Sea (read extracts from the start here) in three […]

Why a Serialisation? I have been asked about my decision to publish The Brittle Sea in three parts, and what exactly a serialised novel is. A serial novel is a work of fiction published as sequential installments. These can be published in weekly or monthly installments, or indeed at any interval the author desires, but […]

The Titanic disaster is the catalyst that sparks a bloody feud between two families in early 20th century America. Captain Richard Blackmore, the master of The Lady Jane, rescues an unseen survivor of the Titanic disaster. The young woman, close to death, cannot remember who she is of why she came to be on the […]