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Posted in ChatterBooks on Aug 31, 2016 by John

This episode I read from "The Serial Dater's Shopping List" by Morgan Bailey.  This great Chicklit novel is available as an ebook from Amazon.

To buy the ebook, click here.

To find out about Morgen's other books, click here.

Posted in ChatterBooks on Jul 8, 2016 by John

This episode I read from Sola Odemuyiwa's "The Line In The Sand". This great little read is young adult fiction. It's available as both a printed book and ebook from Amazon.

To buy "The Line In The Sand" now, click here.

To find out more about Sola's other books click here.

Posted in ChatterBooks on Jun 7, 2016 by John

This episode I am reading from "My Life Hereafter" by Lynetter Ferriera.  This great little read is young adult fiction. It's available as both a printed book and ebookb from Amazon.

To buy "My Life Hereafter" now, click here.

To find out more about Lynette's other books click here.

Posted in ChatterBooks on May 10, 2016 by John

In this first episode I read from fellow Fantastic Books' author Penny Grubb's "Buried Deep".  Buried deep is a crime novel and part of the "Annie Raymond, PI" set in Hull in the north of England.

This book is available as a paperback and ebook from Fantastic books (links below) or Amazon. 

To buy "Buried Deep" now, click here.

To see more about Penny and all the novels in the series and start from the beginning with "Like False Money", click here.

Posted by John on Jan 9, 2016

Last year I wrote a blog article about the remote places I write in.  As I said there, I really struggle to write at home, mainly because the office at home is for my business rather than my writing career.  I really struggle not to check emails, surf the web and do the sorts of things I do when I am wearing my web developer hat.  Hence, I like to rent a cottage in the middle of no-where, ideally without phone reception or broadband access, and work there. 

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Posted by John on Dec 29, 2015

Recently, my fellow 'Bolt Action' players and I have been wondering what happens to all those indirect fire projectiles that miss.  These wonderings have led us to create some optional additional rules.

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Posted by John on Nov 29, 2015

Six months ago, I was lucky enough to get a publisher.  The book has been relaunched as a published (rather than self-published) book, with a frankly amazing publisher/author split.  Fantastic Books, based in Hull, are an ethical bunch.  Their deal with all their authors is simple; an equal split of the operating profit with ten percent going to a charity of the author’s choice.

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Posted by John on Oct 23, 2015

In celebration of Fantastic Books publishing of "The Boy In Winter's Grasp", here is the second in a series of short bogs introducing the main characters.   Meet Sama.

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Posted by John on Oct 21, 2015

In celebration of Fantastic Books publishing of "The Boy In Winter's Grasp", here is the second in a series of short bogs introducing the main characters.   Meet Sama.

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Posted by John on Oct 19, 2015

In celebration of Fantastic Books publishing of "The Boy In Winter's Grasp", here is the first in a series of short bogs introducing the main characters.   Meet 'The Master'.

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Posted by John on Sep 16, 2015

I really struggle to write when I'm at home.  The problem is the computer at home is my work computer, thus, when I am on it, I tend to be in 'web developer' mode, rather than 'writer' mode.   So when I want to write, I travel.

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Posted by John on Aug 24, 2015

Writers are thieves.  We are constantly on the lookout for things we can steal and put into our stories.  Tell us a good anecdote, we’ll steal it.  Do something memorable, we’ll steal it.  Show any kind of personality, we’ll steal it.  So today, I thought I should apologise for our collective kleptomania, starting with my own.

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Posted by John on Jun 26, 2015

I've been meaning to tell you about some of the books that I love for a month or so now.  I finally have a bit of time where I haven't anything more pressing I wanted to talk about, so here goes.

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Posted by John on Jan 6, 2015

A blog post for my fellow Bolt Action wargamers.  Non-wargamers, read at your peril!  

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Posted by John on May 18, 2014
Disclaimer:  this is a rant about language.  I'll be in no way offended if you get bored half way through and go look for kitten pictures.  Right then.....
Posted by John on May 15, 2014
I am a wargamer.  There, I said it.  Perhaps it would be more appropriate to say it as if I am an alcoholic.  Wait a second, let me stand up.  Okay, here goes.  My name is John, I am 43 and I am a wargamer...
Posted by John on May 10, 2014

This will be a very short blog post. I've just finished going through my first novel “Extras”in preparation to publish a free version of it on Kindle. However, I simply can't bring myself to do it.

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Posted by John on May 7, 2014
In the month that has passed since the last time I had time to blog a great deal has happened. My work as a web designer has been especially busy, which whilst it hasn't totally prevented me from getting on here to write some musings, it's left me so tired that when I have had down time, I have been trying to stay away from the PC...
Posted by John on Mar 20, 2014
As well as the reviews I do occasionally on this site, I thought it might be fun to introduce you to some fellow bloggers in some 'mini-posts'.  This will give you a sense of the things I read when I am procrastinating.  So to start, ladies and gentlemen; One Woman Cottage...
Posted by John on Mar 18, 2014
For the past couple of months I have been thinking long and hard about whether I should release my first novel 'Extras' on Kindle.  I have finally come to a decision...
Posted by John on Mar 1, 2014
So, Comic Con; if I say the geek in me was a little over excited I would be understating. I haven’t been to a comic convention in about twenty years, mostly because I got interested in other things in the late nineties, but for a while I was a regular attendee...
Posted by John on Feb 9, 2014
One of the most enjoyable tasks I have, in the coming months, is finding an artist to illustrate both my book cover and create promotional images for this site. I have started my search at the excellent, if dubiously named, www.deviantart.com...
Posted by John on Jan 8, 2014
Just after Xmas (well, actually on Xmas day, whilst the folks were having their afternoon nap) I ordered a new dressing gown.  It is a big black hooded affair that is sold as being a 'Sith Lord Dressing Gown'...
Posted by John on Jan 1, 2014
So, here's how it begins.  On Saturday night I was staying in Maidenhead, where I grew up.  After a few light ales in town, I decided that it was time to take a visit to an old friend's house.  Thus I left the pub and began through the night, with only the slightest hint of a stagger to my walk.  Now I hope that there will be only a very few of my blog posts that start with a few light ales, but to be honest, I already half had this post in mind as I headed off, so in this instance it is relevant, honestly!..

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