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Writing

Lord Mayor/Midnight Mayor

Oh yes… did I mention the sequel to A Madness of Angels? So, for many, many hundreds of years there has been an individual in London called the Lord Mayor.  In Magna Carta it was […]

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GIVE ME BACK MY HAT

It has been pointed out to me that there’s a sequel to Madness of Angels due to be published at some point in the next few months, and in the interest of this not coming […]

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A dog and a cat

I know that these aren’t strictly literary heroes, but since I’m covering my heroes generally, I figured I might as well throw them in.  Garfield the cat and Grommit of Wallace and Grommit fame are […]

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In Praise of Raymond Chandler

A while back, I started in on a list of my favourite writers, and got as far as Roger Zelazny before becoming distracted by the usual plethora of Stuff and Things that keep on cropping […]

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In Praise of Roger Zelazny

I’m sometimes asked who my favourite writers are.  And, while the list is long and extensive, Roger Zelazny has never yet not passed my lips.  I am more than happy to be a one-woman fan […]

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A Madness of Angels

A Madness of Angels is now, finally, out in the UK shops!  So now’s the chance to see what it’s all about… I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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Forbidden Planet

A word to say that if you are in the West End of London on Thursday the 26th of March between 6-7 p.m., then myself and the very wonderful Mike Carey, author of the Felix […]

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The Terrible Truth about Writers Block…

While having supper with my parents, we fell to the random topic of writer’s block, and ended up listing, largely for our own entertainments, various ways in which different writers deal with it, starting from […]

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Everything your mother ever told you about writing, but you didn’t want to know…

So! Last week I ended up through a bizarre set of circumstances attending a talk by Phillipa Boyen, one of the three minds behind the adaptation of Lord of the Rings to film. And, perhaps […]

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Urban Magic

So, there’s gonna be some stuff on this site about Urban Magic. With a capital ‘U’ and a capital ‘M’. And it seems kinda sensible to take this moment to explain why….     One […]

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Welcome!

Greetings! And welcome to the first entry of my new blog….   I guess the first thing to say is that I’ve never kept a blog before, and this will be an interesting experience, not […]

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