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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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

I write in a corner of our bedroom, four floors up. Light comes in from […]

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Why ‘Black Chalk’?

Why 'Black Chalk'?

I’ve been asked by a few people what on earth the title ‘Black Chalk’ means. […]

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One sick puppy

One sick puppy

It’s something of a dilemma when you’re halfway along a hike in the middle of […]

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My first publishing contract

My first publishing contract

I decided to give myself until the age of forty to get published. If I […]

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