Monthly Archives: March 2010

Oh-Kay….

So I finally had a look at the finalists for the RITAs.  Good Lord.  Just as well they allowed Harlequin/Mills & Boon back in, after threatening to dump them as an official publisher, or they’d have about three books on … Continue reading

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Sympathetic Characters

Over at the Macaronis today I’ve blogged today about sympathetic characters in historical fiction – whether it’s possible given the political correctness – whether the reader will hate you if you create a character true to the times and whether … Continue reading

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Adding Value

Charlie Cochrane has posted a very interesting Blog Post on The Macaronis about “People who Add Value to a Project.” Or Not… I have to say, that it might be because The Last Gasp was for novellas rather than short … Continue reading

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Vote for Alex Beecroft!

I’ve added a couple of pages to the website – a “latest news” and a page detailing the short stories. (the latter is still under construction as it’s fiddly. Needs a table and I hates tables.) Did you like FALSE … Continue reading

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List of Library Loving Challenge Blogs.

  If you can – visit them all, leave a comment – and good will ensue.  I wish I could do it, but hopefully I am helping by passing the links on. Chris Smith, author Judith Mercado (Pilgrim Soul) Margo … Continue reading

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Two Book Reviews

Tangled Web by Lee Rowan I absolutely loved this, from beginning to end, as my previous posts have indicated.  Brendan Townsend is a slightly naive 23 year old who has been entangled with a fellow from his university – whilst … Continue reading

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thoughts on first day at Dad’s

Argh! This is no good – I thought “NOT HAVING THE INTERWEBS” would be good for me, as it would cease to be a distraction and I could simply get on with writing, but .. no. Short sightedly I had … Continue reading

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I Need. More. Humour

  So I’m reading Tangled Web by Lee Rowan. As I’ve said before on this blog, I’ve been accused in more than one place of showing favouritism to “my friends” when it comes to reviews (which isn’t true, as I’ve … Continue reading

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

When I lived in Ireland it always amused me how St Patrick’s Day happened in the middle of Lent. Where I lived (deep in the Midlands in a tiny-blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village called Dromod) most people gave up drinking for Lent, and … Continue reading

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Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

Congrats to everyone I know on this list: JP Bowie, Mykola Dementiuk, Steve Berman (Lethe), Victor J Banis, Josh Atervois, James Lear, DL King, Cecelia Tan, (and I got shortlisted too!  *dies *)  

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