New Publicity Materials Produced in Time for Essex Book Festival Talks

New Publicity Materials Produced in Time for Essex Book Festival Talks

I have just taken delivery of my new marketing materials in time for my talks at the Essex Book Festival later this month (at the Essex Authors’ Day on 18th March and the Southend Area Local Authors’ Day on 18th and 19th March). Now that the whole trilogy is published, I decided I needed some publicity postcards […] more…
Competition: …and the Winners Are…

Competition: …and the Winners Are…

Thank you to everyone who entered my competition to win one of five free signed copies of They Do Things Differently Here, Book 1 in The Invisible College Trilogy, an apocalyptic dystopian conspiracy mystery, equally enjoyable for young adults and adults. The winners’ names, selected using a random number generator, are listed at the foot of this […] more…
Cities and Memory

Cities and Memory

I recently discovered the Cities and Memory site, described as a ‘global field recording & sound art work that presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time’. You can use the site either as a user, to explore, or as […] more…
Winterfest at Brightlingsea

Winterfest at Brightlingsea

I thoroughly enjoyed reading from my The Invisible College trilogy in a packed room at the Words at Winterfest at Brightlingsea Winterfest yesterday. Thank you to those who spoke to me after my reading and especially to those who bought my books. The Invisible College trilogy (They Do Things Differently Here, Dust and Shadows, A Perilous […] more…
Interview by Sarah E Smith, Essex Author

Interview by Sarah E Smith, Essex Author

Sarah E Smith, Essex author of Youth Adventure/Sci-Fi and Crime novels, recently interviewed me as the first in a series she is conducting in the build up to the Southend Area Local Authors’ Day (SALAD), one of the events in the Essex Book Festival, to be held on 18th/19th March at The Southend Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1NS. The interview […] more…
The Invisible College Trilogy: On Sale in Foyles, Chelmsford

The Invisible College Trilogy: On Sale in Foyles, Chelmsford

Just before Christmas, Mark, the manager of Foyles Chelmsford branch kindly agreed to stock a few copies of my trilogy ‘to see how it goes’. I popped into the shop today (6th January 2017) to introduce myself and to see if they were on display. I was delighted to discover that book one, ‘They Do […] more…
Judderman: One of the Weirdest Adverts Ever

Judderman: One of the Weirdest Adverts Ever

This must be one of the weirdest television advertisements ever produced. It touches something deep in the unconscious mind, hinting at a threat or danger embodied by the sinister Judderman. Even if it had not been promoting alcohol, it would surely have been deemed suitable only for the television post-9pm watershed. Produced in 2000, the advert takes us […] more…
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