Archive for September, 2009

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Horrifying ‘em in Harwich

My first school visit of the new academic year was a two-day booking at The Harwich School in Essex. It was brilliant. The library, where I did my talks, was equipped with a laptop and a digital projector. Since I’ve just this week been sent the latest version of what might become the cover for [...]

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Monday, September 14th, 2009

Five of my Favourite Books Ever

Awesome independent booksellers The Big Green Bookshop are currently running a rather wonderful poll. What (they ask) are your five favourite books of all time? Anyone who answers has the chance to win a brilliant prize: twenty books of their choice from whatever ends up in the Big Green Top Fifty when the results are [...]

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Friday, September 4th, 2009

small explosions

Slowly, quietly, I have started pulling ideas together for what may be Phase Four. As ever, ‘he sat there thinking,’ while true, doesn’t exactly make for riveting blog material! But on my breaks I’ve been putting stuff up on Trapped By Monsters: click the link for (lately) Warren Ellis on Rescue Fiction, Elmore Leonard’s Rules [...]

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