Books

Plays on Assumptions: Garry Crystal’s “And When The Arguing’s Over”

Plays on Assumptions: Garry Crystal’s “And When The Arguing’s Over”

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time now know I don’t keep secret my high admiration of Garry Crystal as a writer. Having published two previous short story collections, “The Last Busker in London and Other London Tales” and “A Relationship, in Pieces”, I’ve always looked forward to what he […]

The Songbird Speaks – Introducing Beth Rudetsky

The Songbird Speaks – Introducing Beth Rudetsky

Today, allow me to introduce you to the beautifully talented songbird and pianist Beth Rudetsky. We have recently had some time to correspond. My only question to Beth, after reading her Bio was, “If you were at a cocktail party that was mainly attended by authors, how would you introduce yourself?” I would walk around […]

Celtic Vampires: Interview with Dark Dealings Author Karen Victoria Smith

Celtic Vampires: Interview with Dark Dealings Author Karen Victoria Smith

  Wall Street has fangs. In a 24-hour world, does anyone notice the unusual behaviors of many, including the reclusive rich. When international power brokers, vampires and shape shifters hiding in plain sight, threaten  Micaela and those she loves, will this heiress to a Druid legacy deny her power again and let others die? Can […]

Life after Publication of The Desolate Garden

Life after Publication of The Desolate Garden

I have been fortunate in having been asked to do many interviews on the internet since joining FaceBook about a year ago, but often the questions are more or less the same. It has crossed my mind that the less experience ‘interviewers’ have copied from their seniors in the business. Recently though, I faced different […]

By November 29, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Book Review: “Lazarus Is Dead” by Richard Beard

Book Review: “Lazarus Is Dead” by Richard Beard

Europa Editions, 2012 I once saw an interview with novelist Salman Rushdie on C-Span where he discussed his interest in religion, despite the fact that he sees himself as an atheist. He said to the interviewer that “Atheists are often obsessed with religion…” and I think there is some truth to this statement. Being an […]

By November 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Another Day, Another Publishing Scam, I Mean Publishing Offer

Another Day, Another Publishing Scam, I Mean Publishing Offer

This morning, after my usual lying in bed for an hour staring at the ceiling, I switched on the laptop to be greeted with the writer’s dream come true. Yes, an email from a publishing company offering me a book deal with an actual contract. This was it. This is what I had been waiting […]

The Freedom to Be You…thanks Gretchen

The Freedom to Be You…thanks Gretchen

  My reading list for November has turned up an unexpected gem. Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project is an account of the author’s journey towards finding more happiness in her life. Not that she was at all miserable with the status quo – loving husband, beautiful children, and the courage to make a mid-career transition […]

Book Review: “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq

Book Review: “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq

[media-credit id=6 align=”alignleft” width=”198″][/media-credit] There’s so much happening with this novel, I don’t even know where to begin – so let’s start by saying that underneath the philosophical passages and the Literary way in which it is written, what you have here is essentially a Science Fiction novel. Try to imagine Louis-Ferdinand Céline crossed with […]

By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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