A Safe Haven For Writing

A Safe Haven For Writing

Witness my new secret weapon in the war against non-productivity. This is a kitchen safe, […]

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Tooth Stranger Than Fiction

Tooth Stranger Than Fiction

I present you with compelling proof that not everything I wrote in Black Chalk is […]

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Who Watches The Dog Watchers?

Who Watches The Dog Watchers?

I turned NSA for a week to try out a spy camera that allows you […]

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New York Post Xmas Puzzles

New York Post Xmas Puzzles

Here are some Christmas puzzles I made up for the New York Post. Much easier […]

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Fictionary 6 (WCCQ)

Fictionary 6 (WCCQ)

I used to work as a puzzle editor and compiler and thought it might be […]

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Fictionary 5

Fictionary 5

I used to work as a puzzle editor and compiler and thought it might be […]

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Flushed With Pride

Flushed With Pride

It was a great thrill to have a piece included in my childhood local newspaper, […]

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Fictionary 4

Fictionary 4

I used to work as a puzzle editor and compiler and thought it might be […]

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Black Chalk, In Numbers

Black Chalk, In Numbers

700 – the number of days it took to write a first draft of Black […]

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Fictionary 3

Fictionary 3

I used to work as a puzzle editor and compiler and thought it might be […]

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Dog Week – The Finale

Dog Week - The Finale

So here it is, the finale of Dog Week, Mabel’s appearance at this year’s Tompkins […]

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Dog Week

Dog Week

Yes, the Discovery Channel has Shark Week and now, here on my website, it’s Dog […]

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Streaming Spires

Streaming Spires

I had the enormous pleasure of tuning in to BBC Radio Oxford last week to […]

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Fictionary 2

Fictionary 2

I used to work as a puzzle editor and compiler, so I thought it might […]

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Two Weeks In Pictures

Two Weeks In Pictures

After a frantic but enjoyable two weeks in the UK, here are some picture highlights. […]

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Red Magazine Article, Full Version

Red Magazine Article, Full Version

Here’s the article ‘We Had a Book Instead of a Baby’ written by my wife […]

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Chalk Dust

Chalk Dust

After a wonderful but hard-slog time in the UK we’re back in New York. And […]

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Some Random Thoughts Upon Leaving England

Some Random Thoughts Upon Leaving England

Nearly seven years ago I moved from London to New York and New York wowed […]

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Five Survivors

Five Survivors

The tagline for my novel is ‘One Game. Six Students. Five Survivors.’ And here we […]

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3, 2, 1… Lift-off!

3, 2, 1... Lift-off!

It’s the morning after my book launch and I’m a little the worse for wear, […]

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Sweet Child and Mine

Sweet Child and Mine

Today I signed 350 books for Goldsboro Bookshop who made me book of the month. […]

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And so it begins

And so it begins

Today felt like the first day of really being a writer. Lunch with my editor, […]

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Fictionary

Fictionary

I used to work as a puzzle editor and compiler, so I thought it might […]

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Red magazine article: Being the wife of a would-be writer

Red magazine article: Being the wife of a would-be writer

My wife, Margi, has written a tremendous article for Red magazine (UK, October edition, on […]

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Music To My Eyes: Six Musicians Who Should Have Written a Novel

Music To My Eyes: Six Musicians Who Should Have Written a Novel

Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Jimmy Buffett have all done it. Twice. Bob Dylan’s ‘Chronicles’ […]

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