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I am currently reading The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss. It’s the sequel to his sublime debut, The Name of the Wind and at 1000 pages, it’s a whopper. I keep flicking to the end to remind myself of how many pages I’ve got to go. Fantasy is a genre that lends itself to [...]

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Axis & Allies OK, so I admit it. I love board games. Always have, always will. My love affair began back in the 70s with monopoly and cluedo, even hoppit! It quickly mushroomed in the 80s with Steve Jackson games such as Car Wars, Avalon Hill's Squad Leader or Magic Realms. During this time I [...]

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I have just finished reading one of the classics of Sci-Fi, Ursula LeGuin's Left Hand of Darkness. Written in 1969 and winning both the Hugo and Nebula awards, it's the story of Winter, an Earth-like planet with two major differences. First, the conditions are semi-arctic even at the warmest times of the year. And second, [...]

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With the new General Data Protection Regulation rules coming into force on 25.5.18 I need to let you know how I deal with information about you that you have shared with me via this website or email. Some of you have shared your email address with me because of blog tours that you have been [...]

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As the launch date for my second novel, Rose Gold, fast approaches my Bank Holiday weekend was stuffed full of sun, social media, signings and the usual stress of traffic. I made my first appearance at the Margate Bookie literary festival on Sunday. As well as reading from Rose Gold in public for the first time, [...]

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