Category Archives: Literature

A Bit More On Baccara

Sales of Baccara Burning are going better than I expected following its release on Friday. From what I can tell, over half of these sales have come through people who already bought and enjoyed Stella, the book that Baccara is … Continue reading

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Baccara Burning Launched Today

As you’ll know, these last few months have been pretty turbulent for me, what with sickness, a new job, and other life events. The result of all this change meant I hadn’t written anything in a year, which was probably … Continue reading

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Ruth Nicol and Cover Problems

I first met Ruth Nicol back in 1997 when we both worked for a now defunct life assurance company. We worked in the I.T. department, which in itself was pretty much as you’d imagine: dull, soul-sucking, and barely bare-able. My … Continue reading

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What’s Up for 2013?

About the only thing I managed to do during the latter half of last year was put together a plan of work for the new 2012/13 writing year – that’s September onwards. Obviously, that’s been nothing short of a disaster … Continue reading

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Penicuik Arts Festival

I spent last Saturday at the Penicuik Arts Festival. I’d been invited by my friends James and Mhairi, both locals who have in the past taken an interest in my writing. i had two events: a ‘Meet the Author’ event … Continue reading

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Missing the Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a week old, kicking off at Charlotte Square last Saturday and by all accounts, it’s going well in what is its 50th year. I say “by all accounts” because so far this year, I’ve … Continue reading

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A Bit Of A Maddy

Took a bit of a maddy yesterday. I had a 9:30 meeting in Ratho on the very western edge of Edinburgh and managed to get there 1 hour and 10 minutes late. I TOTALLY buggered up the buses and managed … Continue reading

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Fingering the Pulse

Quick update because I got a lot of good work done early this week. I reviewed my GDR plan for the year and realised, that with eight months of my writing year gone, I’ve met several goals already as well … Continue reading

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A Couple of New Releases

Bit of a mad weekend: two books released, a play, a lot of writing, more reading, and a new project on the horizon. Let me explain. New Crime Novella Released On Friday my newest crime book was released to the … Continue reading

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April Review of Work

Fiction * Complete BACCARA BURNING – done * Start revision of GATECRASH – IP * Send GATECRASH to beta readers – not done * Re-write DAFFODILS for Bloody Scotland competition – IP Poetry * Complete production of POEMS FROM A … Continue reading

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