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Non fiction blathering.

Fandom

I wrote this a dozen or so years ago, after an epic trip to London to see the Manics. I was awake for nearly 24 hours, which explains the spaceship and the elephant, but nothing else.  It turns out that … Continue reading

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Idoru – second time around

On re-reading William Gibson’s Idoru. The second reading comes nearly sixteen years after the first. My memories of the first reading are of disappointment – it wasn’t the book I wanted it to be. I wanted the Idoru to be … Continue reading

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My Family In Other Words.

The English language is inadequate for the job of describing certain family relationships, and it’s about time we coined the missing words. I love my nieces and nephews, and with the tenth one on the way very soon, I want … Continue reading

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Review – The Thing On The Shore by Tom Fletcher

You can read my review of Tom Fletcher’s latest novel, ‘The Thing On The Shore’, here. Many thanks to Jane Brunning at Lancashire Writing Hub for giving me the opportunity to review the book.

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With shaking hands and trembling voice.

On the evening of 24th March I read ‘Bad Zombie’ to the Word Soup group at the New Continental in Preston. It was the first time I’d read my fiction aloud, and it was orders of magnitude more frightening than … Continue reading

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Since when did a writer need her own IT Manager?

It’s here, yet another fall of words into the accepting and uncaring ocean of blogs, tweets and webpages.  The first words are  “Thank you Adrian, for your absolute support, your technical know how, and your tireless enthusiasm. I love you … Continue reading

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