Archive for September, 2008

Writing on 24 September

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Writing on 24 September

I have put a short extract from Dangerous Shores in Category: Book Preview. The novel will be published in paperback on 6th November. Try it. I hope you like it and it makes you want to read more to find out what ...

DANGEROUS SHORES – Extract – On-line Preview

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 Posted in Books | 4 Comments »

Here is an extract from Chapter One of Dangerous Shores which will be published in paperback on November 6th 2008. Hope you like it and want to read the book.     Another extract will appear shortly             ‘What’s the problem, love?’ Eliza asked, ...

Magna Large Print Books

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 Posted in Books | 7 Comments »

Today I visited Magna Large Print Books who are publishing some of my Westerns in large print - you will have seen two of the covers on earlier Posts. I think they are very attractive and eye-catching. I hope you ...

Writing and Reviewing Matters

Friday, September 19th, 2008 Posted in Books | 2 Comments »

Another 1000 words of Chapter 14 done today so the novel is progressing nicely  with a new aspect in the life of the main male character developing and that will influence the outlook and feelings of one of the two ...

Westerns 2

Friday, September 19th, 2008 Posted in Books | 6 Comments »

Here is the cover of DOLLARS OF DEATH published by Dales Large Print this month. It was   originaly published in hardback in 1979 !!  Western fans - would love to hear from you.

Scarborough Writers’ Circle

Friday, September 19th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Scarborough Writers’ Circle

Yesterday I went to  lunch in the Ambassador Hotel in Scarborough. It was celebrating 60 years since the Circle was founded. I live 40 miles from Scarborough. Thankfully it was a glorious day in the midst of this wet summer. ...

Bomber Command

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 Posted in Books | 1 Comment »

We seem to have developed a 'List Culture' We like lists. They go beyond the written word - now they appear on television. You know them - the best of this or that, the worst of..., the most attractive..., and ...

Mary Mackie

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Mary Mackie

My good friend Mary Mackie, a successful writer, across a variety of fields, has informed me that she now has a website which she has designed herself. Have a look at it. It is interesting, will tell you a lot ...

Society of Authors

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 Posted in Books | 2 Comments »

Today I attended a meeting of the Society of Authors in York. It was held in the Bar Convent.There were about fifty members there so there was plenty of chatter about writing matters. Writing is a solitary occupation so when ...

Film Matters

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Film Matters

On Monday I read an obituary of Anita Page a star of silent films who made the transition to the talkies successfully and would have progressed much more than she did had she not got on the wrong side of some ...