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Shock Horror – Editor in New Pet Peeve revelation

Just a short note in case anyone cares what editors think. I have, as advertised, a new pet peeve: authors who submit stories with cover letters/emails that do not actually say that they are submitting their story for your consideration … Continue reading

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Liverpool FC Heretic

I’ve just finished reading Red or Dead, Bill Shankley’s fictionalized biography by David Peace. As a long-time Liverpool fan I couldn’t really avoid it. I picked it up in a bookshop and it opened at pretty much the best paragraph … Continue reading

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Music – In My Life

I have a story appearing in a forthcoming anthology entitled Song Stories Volume 1 and the editor requested that the writers blog about how music affected their lives and link to http://www.songstorypress.com/1/post/2013/03/blog-hop.html. As music is a part of my life every … Continue reading

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Sex and drugs and rock ‘n roll – hold the drugs, side order of poetry: the John W. Sexton Interview

John W. Sexton was born in 1958 and is the author of four poetry collections: The Prince’s Brief Career, (Cairn Mountain Press, 1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, a book of haiku with translations into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock … Continue reading

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The Lovechild of Anne of Green Gables – an interview with Kari Sperring

Fantasy Author Kari Sperring comes from Coventry (England). She says that is “possibly that’s why I am so in love with words and communication, having come out of that city that is so improbably associated with silence. I was born there and lived … Continue reading

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Sensory Overload – A European Perspective on Dragoncon

I’m back home from Dragoncon a couple of days now and have had time for mature reflection. Anything I say must be prefaced by the stats – an average Irish con these days gets about 300 visitors. The largest con … Continue reading

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Two out of two

I have mentioned before – here – that I am writing a novel at present. One of the side-effects is that everything seems to be giving me short story ideas. Normally this would be a good thing, but it’s really … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Scandanavian – a kind of book review

Over the past couple of years I have read a fair number of Scandanavian thriller/mystery/detective/police procedurals and just about every one of them has been excellecnt. I’ve also watched several on TV – Wallender and The Killing spring to mind … Continue reading

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Goliath by Tom Gauld – a review

Since I was a child I have had a fascination for the Bible story of David and Goliath. It is a simple story of bravery and victory against the odds – a story in which, originally, God inspires and protects David, … Continue reading

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Indie film director Christopher Witherspoon interviewed – do not read this if you are of a sensitive nature!

Christopher’s desire to make movies started at age 12 when he first saw “Star Wars”. He persuaded his parents to buy him a Super 8 film camera and began making his own little movies. He has worked for many production … Continue reading

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