Monday, 16 July 2012


On Thursday I'm leaving for a long-overdue holiday. Being a writer, however, it's going to be a busman's holiday! I'm heading for my little house in the Scottish highlands (inherited, someone actually gave it to my grandfather...) for two whole weeks. I doubt they've even heard of the internet up there, never mind actually have it. It strikes me, therefore, as the perfect distraction-free getaway. Nothing but me, nature, my writing pad and about 200 sheep. Heaven.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Morality in Fiction

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written, that is all.

So said Oscar Wilde during his trial in 1895. Of course, he's right. A book is fiction, it's not real. It's no indication of the real life intent or lifestyle of either the reader or the author.

Except that it is.

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Monday, 9 July 2012

How to Take This

Charmer of a review left for The Rest of Forever on B&N. How am I - as the author; as a reader - supposed to take that?

Sunday, 8 July 2012


Now that Federer has battered the Scottish tosspot and another Wimbledon has come to a dramatic conclusion, I am reclaiming my life and getting back to the WIP.

That is all :-)