Recent Blog Posts
Last week, I finally bit the bullet and started Facebook Live streaming. I have never been more nervous in my entire life. Being live, there is obviously no possibility of edits or do-overs. But after 50 minutes, I realised I immensely enjoyed the experience.
Since the 1990s, NASA has published hundreds of photos & videos online, but these efforts have been fragmentary. That changed this month with the release of a huge photo archive — 140,000 pictures, videos, and audio files.
A formerly SECRET report uncovered in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives show that in the earliest days of the Cold War, the CIA took an interest in Soviet superstitions.
Thanks to the newly-opened Shelley-Godwin Archive, you can read “for the first time in digital form all the known manuscripts of Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley’s finest work and arguably the most famous work of British Romanticism.
Here is a video interview I did last week with Terri Wilson, who runs a book website. She interviewed me about my Department 89 books, as well as other things such as my writing technique, and even a question that almost stumped me at the end!
A fascinating piece in the Guardian newspaper a couple of days ago, about dead authors and their last wishes for their work after they are dead. The Guardian piece does a nice job of summarising some of them, showing that literary executors is not an enviable job.
Today was the day I thought would never come. “The Traitor” is completely 100% finished. Well I say “finished” but I am getting the beta reader team back together again and the book is now being sent out to them for reading, edification, and digesting.
When it comes to writing my books, I am a speed demon. With a touch-typing speed of over 130 words per minute and a “pantser” writing style, it isn’t long before the smoke is rising from the keyboard.