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Happy Hogmanay

End of the year, and all that. I have to say, 2013 has been fantastic. Vintage. Every year I write a list of all the things I want to achieve by the following December. Lose weight, study Japanese properly, things

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Homes for Stories

It’s been quiet on the news front for a while but there have been two new exciting developments in the last few days that I’m itching to share. Firstly, I am delighted to announce that I have an agent. I’ve

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Publish and Be Damned.

It’s been a busy few weeks for homing pigeons sent by editors and judges. In the negative column came: – The Dundee International Book Prize: shortlisted but not final listed. – From Glasgow To Saturn:  flash fiction about a fight

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Dundee International Book Prize: Update

The organisers of the Dundee International Book Prize have released a sample book containing the first chapter of all thirteen novels shortlisted for the 2013 prize. It’s available as a free download from Amazon or as an actual paper-and-spine book

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Dundee International Book Prize

Now what is the internet for if not self-promotion?* Today saw the official announcement of the Dundee International Book Prize featuring … me! (No big surprise, I mentioned ‘self-promotion’). Technically, it features my novel, Dog Mountain. Of course, it’s not

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