Good Feedback From Essex Authors Day 2020

Good Feedback From Essex Authors Day 2020

In March, I hosted a discussion session at the Essex Authors Day, an event within the 2020 Essex Book Festival. I chose the title of ‘Using Familiar Landscapes to Inspire Fictional Locations’; the session was billed as follows:  ‘An author-led discussion session to show and discuss how familiar features in the Essex countryside can be […] more…
Dreams & Reality

Dreams & Reality

I am delighted that my publisher, Burton Mayers Books, has provided me with a number of advertising images to promote Another Life, my new, speculative fiction novel, published 1st May 2020. Those that I have included refer to the interweaving of dreams and reality, which is a major theme of the book. more…
Another Life: Only a Week until Publication

Another Life: Only a Week until Publication

Those friends who do not follow my Facebook Page may not be aware that I have a new contemporary fiction novel, ‘Another Life’, due to be published on Friday 1st May in both paperback and Kindle format.Advance orders can be placed on Amazon (currently at a reduced price), Waterstones and through independent bookshops, many of […] more…
May Day Traditions

May Day Traditions

When we think of May Day, in a traditional sense, we think of maypoles, ribbons, Jack in the Green and Morris Dancers. In the United Kingdom, celebrations of May Day can be traced back to two sources, the Roman Floralia and the Gaelic Beltane. Floralia was an ancient Roman plebeian festival in honour of the […] more…
A Brief Note on the Storyline for Another Life

A Brief Note on the Storyline for Another Life

I had an idea for a story describing a character who believed his life to be a series of failures and regrets, who eventually discovers that his actions to have had a benign effect on the lives of others. The challenge was to introduce other themes to fit and to round out the story. In […] more…
…And Here Are The Publicity Postcards

…And Here Are The Publicity Postcards

Not long now until Another Life is published on 1st May. I’ve taken delivery of a box of postcards and am pleased with them. The front shows the cover image; the back has a story soundbite, a recommendation and contact details. At the rate at which I’m sending them out, I may not have ordered […] more…
Seeking Reviews for Another Life

Seeking Reviews for Another Life

In conjunction with my publisher @BurtonMayers, I am seeking established UK reviewers and bloggers of Contemporary Fiction and Speculative Fiction for honest book reviews of my 1st May release Another Life. Please DM for further information. ‘It’s Another Life for the 21st Century’. more…
Advance Review Copies of ‘Another Life’ Have Arrived

Advance Review Copies of ‘Another Life’ Have Arrived

Advance review copies of my new novel ‘Another Life’ have arrived. A busy few weeks of book marketing ahead, seeking reviews. more…
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