Which book? Choose carefully…

To Crete with some friends recently and in an airport book shop – I am feeling stressed, hopeful and a little overwhelmed… keen to make a good choice. Authors I’ve heard of – reassuring because I’ve heard of them, right? Against newbies who are likely to be winners because debut books habe their heart and…

Could be more Club Card points than I ever imagined

It is good to have a novel on the go. Writing one I mean as well as reading one. And having just published my latest, Open Links, I have a few ideas for my next book but nothing concrete and I have no plans to start typing and tinkering away my up the mountain that…

Stephen King and his Mercedes Benz

On holiday as I am – and being a man – I am currently reading. For the last few days, Stephen King has been keeping me company with his latest tome, Mr Mercedes – and it makes me wonder why I don’t read more often. I enjoyed Mr Mercedes although it will not join some…

Keep hoping…

I enjoy writing. I find it cathartic. And I like writing stories that make people feel happy for reading them. But there are other benefits of writing as well. One thing that I learned from writing my blog ‘eclipsed’ and my book – ‘how tom holland eclipsed his dad‘ – is that endeavour is always…

browsers welcome

Browsers are very welcome to this site – to mooch around and hopefully get something that they are after. The site has become extraordinarily busy in the last month – so much so, that my engineer type people are telling me that we need a larger server – which I suppose is flattering – until I…