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    The Story Behind the Story – How a 10 day deadline became my debut novella, Three Wishes

    Monday the 9th of December saw me press publish on my first novella, Three Wishes. It’s up on amazon, and hopefully up on kobo soon. It was a rush to see it up on it’s own little page with my name on the cover. This little book is so far from what I usually write, but I loved every minute of it. It’s conception was completely different to my other stories, so I decided to share the story behind the story. For the better part of a year, I’ve been working on 2 series (both urban fantasies) and a couple of YA contemporary ideas, and getting stuck on all of…

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    ‘Tis the season…to go a little bit crazy

    Today marks the official start of the Christmas Season, which for me means organising a visit home, booking our dogs into suitable digs for their “holiday”, and trying to find new hiding places for my wife’s Christmas presents. It also means I’m a few weeks off my promise to have “something” published before the end of the year. Although I’ve had 12 months to get stuff finished, it’s taken me that long to get into a good routine, work through the ideas I have and to find my voice. I’m still struggling with a few things but I’m getting better. I have some short stories I’m happy with so they’ll…

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    Oooh, shiny…

    Welcome to my new little place on the internet. I’d been toying with the idea of having my own domain and website for awhile, but decided to set up a free blogger account to learn what works and what doesn’t. What tipped me over the edge was blogger cracking the shits and doing something really weird, like losing my header (even though in the previews it exists) and sending out a post that was 12 months old as if I’d just posted it. While having that free blog was a great learning experience, the one thing I discovered was that I am crap at sticking to topics, and just as…