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    Some unsolicited advice

    I recently had a message from a reader on social media and it went a little like this. Them: I just wanted to say thank you for writing your books, they are wonderful and I really wish I could write like you! Me: Thank you so much for reaching out and saying so, I really appreciate that. I’m sure your writing is brilliant! Them: No, I’m no good. I can’t finish anything, I don’t like what I have written when I do write. I don’t have any talent. I spoke…

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    The Debut Novel | Q&A Tag

    This is my very first, but hopefully not my last, author tag post. Suggested by the lovely Niamh Murphy, author of Escape to Pirate Island, I’m starting with a question and answer session on the subject of my debut novel. If you’re an author and you’d like to get involved, check out the end of the article for instructions on how to participate! What is the title and genre of your debut novel? My debut novel was strangely enough called Flight SQA016. It’s a story about a rich businesswoman who meets a flight…

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    Bisexuality and the Lesfic community – Podcast

    While bisexuals represent the largest group within the LGBTQ community, they often feel compelled to remain in the closet due to lack of acceptance from their lesbian and gay counterparts. As an out-and-proud bisexual author, I joined Zane and Thalia on the Therapy Cafe to discuss bisexuality within the lesfic community. Listen here.  

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    2016 Movie and TV in Review

    When we sit down at the end of the year and reflect back on 2016, it will probably be with an overwhelming sense of disappointment and anger. On the face of it, 2016 has been pretty much awful. There have been terrible natural disasters, questionable political decisions, so many celebrity deaths and a PowerPuff girls reboot. On the face of it, it seems that world has gone mad. But we have short memories. Our capacity for remembering negative things far outweighs our ability to recall positive things. So, I’m here…

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    Triangle and the Feta Quiche

    It was eleven o’clock in the morning when the doorbell rang. My wife opened the door to see a delivery man standing there with a parcel. It was for our neighbours and he asked if we’d take it in. Of course, my wife agreed and put the parcel by the door. Now is probably a good time to mention that we are not sociable. At all. We have prided ourselves in never knowing our neighbours.  Crazy Pam. Crazy Pam is a whole other story. But, on the whole, over seven…

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    The month Captain No Friends morphs into Mister Popular

    Ah, December. I know what you’re thinking, I’m going to write a lovely little message about the changing of the seasons, the approach of the holidays and generally wax lyrical about the joys of giving. Wrong. You see, I’m the Managing Director of a company. And if there is one thing every Managing Director dreads, even more than the end of year accounts and being audited, it’s December. December is the time of year where you have to finish off all those little projects. You know, the ones you left outstanding…