Archive for June, 2009

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Braaaiiiiiiinnns -I mean, Books! Books!

The pics from my talk at yesterday’s fabulous Leicester Teen Read Expo are… a bit worrying. Perhaps the combination of my recent Trapped By Monsters ordeal and the oncoming deadline for draft three of Phase Three is affecting me more than I thought. I remember an excellent session, full of great questions from a brilliant [...]

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I survived… for now.

What do you see here? A humble bottle of sauce? Or what’s soon to become the most feared literary harbinger of doom since The Black Spot in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island? For the full story of Saturday’s shenanigans (including heartrending footage of the last words of Joe Craig) click here, and also here. I’ve [...]

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Trapped by Monsters – LIVE!

I think this clip’s pretty self-explanatory. Are you, reading this, anywhere near Abingdon, England on this coming Saturday June 20th? Then click here for all the details! ————————– Comments? Suggestions? Questions? Me and THE WEBSPHINX would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at the Tim, Defender of the Earth Guestbook for current [...]

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Friday, June 12th, 2009

Lunchtime Literary Lurkage

Here’s a quick pic from today’s terrific visit to Woodbridge High School… I gave two short talks in the morning – doing my best to answer some excellent questions – and then stuck around for something new on me, a Literary Lunch. Myself, fifteen young writers from various year groups and Woodbridge’s Supreme Ninja Librarian [...]

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Nose To The Grindstone Time

I’m currently hard at work on the third draft of PHASE THREE OF MY SINISTER MASTERPLAN TO CONQUER THE UNIVERSE, so bloggage here may be intermittent for a bit. -Check my freshly-updated homepage for links to my new Twitter foolishness, plus other places where I might be lurking/procrastinating! ;p -Like the warning sign above? Click [...]

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Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Show Me the Monster!

When lovely Liz at blatantly brilliant blog My Favourite Books asked me to take part in her current Horror Blog Fest I was thrilled and chuffed and delighted. You can read wot I wrote here, but do click around: the Fest has included some of the finest writers of scary stories working today. They’ve certainly [...]

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Monday, June 1st, 2009

Thank you, Finn!

Have you seen the TIM Reader Quotes page? My favourite quote on there is from a young gentleman called Finn. It says: “If you don’t like books with action-packed chapters with big scary monsters wrecking national monuments and giant cockroaches killing people, you will not like this book. I loved it.“ Yesterday I got the [...]

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