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Available in All Good Charity Shops

Some of you may know, and others may have heard, that the publisher of my fiction, Freight Books, has gone into liquidation. I’m not going to go into the whys and hows here. There are plenty of articles online that

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Sucking on the Tailpipe of 2016

So four days to go in the year and we’re all panicking every time an artist who has made an impact on our lives starts trending on Twitter. I just woke up to the news about Carrie Fisher. I had

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The Waves Burn Bright – Gutter Review

I was delighted this morning to discover a review of The Waves Burn Bright in the latest issue of Gutter (issue 15). I hadn’t had a chance to open my copy since getting back to Japan and had a flick through

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The Waves Burn Bright – new for 2016

So here it is, the cover and blurb of my third novel, The Waves Burn Bright. Yet again Freight have done a stunning job with the cover (with zero input from me, so I’m allowed to gush about it). As some

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Books of the Year

‘Tis the season for end of year lists so Freight have put together a list of the books their staff and writers have been enjoying this year. We were limited to two books apiece, which made the task almost impossible, but

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Blank Pages, Kind Words, Publisher of the Year

The year is winding down which means in Japan the temperature has dropped at least ten degrees overnight and the hot-water bottles have come out of storage. The Japanese claim to have four seasons but really spring and autumn are

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Science Fiction, Flash Fiction, Shortlisted Fiction

All the news that’s new and approved. First up, I’m really pleased to announce that I have been made Reviews Editor of Shoreline of Infinity, a new Scottish-based international science fiction magazine. I was a big fan of the concept of

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Events

Feb 15th, 5pm: Readings St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

Feb 23rd, 3pm: Better Read Than Dead, Sydney, Australia

March 10th 5.15pm: St. Andrews University Japan Society, Scotland

March 11th, 6.30pm: Edinburgh Central Library, Scotland

March 12th, 6pm: Aye Write! Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland

March 25th: Bad Language, Gulliver’s, Manchester, England

March 26th, 6pm: Blackwell’s, High Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

March 28th, 1pm: Citadel Books, Edinburgh, Scotland

March 30th, 4pm: Creative Conversations @ Uni of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Scotland

April 28th, 6pm: Author’s Live, Bar Iznt, Kobe, Japan

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