Degrees of Separation

Like many people, I enjoy reading books with recurring characters.  Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, for example, or Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme.  Provided they’re well written, they offer predictability – you know what you’re getting. When I first decided to write...

London Book Fair – Part One

This year is filled with change for me. The decision to sell my business and focus on writing is, in turns, scary and liberating. But it also underlines the need to take the writing seriously. Or, more accurately, the business of writing seriously. For that reason,...

It’s Finally Here!

Okay, guys, it’s taken a while, but I can confirm that, at long last, Ravens Gathering is available in paperback. At present, it is only available in the UK, but as it has been referred to by one reviewer as “a very British thriller”, that’s probably not a bad thing....

Making Connections

There is a theory – I’ve referred to it elsewhere – that everyone is six (or fewer) steps away from any other person in the world. It’s most popular incarnation is the Six Steps of Kevin Bacon game.  In that, you work out how any Hollywood actor must have either...

A New What?

1977 was a significant year in the world of movies. For cinema-goers, there was a change that became a lasting legacy, one that is still talked about. For one film franchise, a benchmark was set that’s never been matched since. Some of you are ahead of me on this....