Archive for July, 2009

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I think…

…I’ve cracked it! I just heard back yesterday from my editors and they are “delighted” with the third draft of Phase Three Of My Sinister Masterplan To Conquer The Universe. Only a few more tweaks and we can go to the copyedit stage. I am very, very happy. This short book has been a long [...]

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Friday, July 24th, 2009

Summertime Grey

Ah, the glories of the traditional British summer… And guess what? My roof is leaking. Again. Well, if you’re stuck indoors with nothing to do, don’t lose heart. Here, instead, are a couple of alternatives… First up, check out Trapped By Monsters – it’s particularly good at the moment I reckon. The indomitable, inimitable, indefatigable [...]

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Friday, July 17th, 2009

A Show of Hands

On Monday I finished draft three of PHASE THREE and sent it out to my agents and editors. Afterwards I was so weirdly and utterly knackered that I seem to have spent most of the week asleep: today’s visit to Mossbourne Community Academy was, therefore, a much-needed blast of adrenaline and glee, as I think [...]

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Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Totally Terrific Tollgate!

Here are some pics from today’s delightful visit to Tollgate Primary School. I spoke to Tollgate’s Years 4, 5 and 6 – so this was the youngest audience I’ve met so far. But that seemed to make no difference whatsoever to the depth and sophistication of their questions, which flew thick and fast from the [...]

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Something Awesome, Something True

Just taking a quick break from PHASE THREE (third draft’s been a battle, but I’m getting there!) to share two things. First up, look what came in the post yesterday…! It’s the ESTONIAN edition of Black Tat! And it’s a particularly gorgeous item, too: a hardback with full colour endpapers. The idea of my stuff [...]

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