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New Books by Wonderful Writers

I’ve had a week off work and, writing half a short story aside, have been letting my mind unwind from the exertions of finishing the last novel. Mainly I’ve spent my time lying in the park reading. Near our apartment

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Coming Up For Air

At last, I hear you cry, a post that isn’t just a link to a Japan Times article. Yes, of late my epistles to the outside world have been a bit samey, but there are good reasons for that. Obviously

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Silma Hill Cover

Here it is, the cover forĀ Silma Hill. Writers get almost zero input into cover design, which as I’m not particularly visually competent and had no real idea of what the cover might look like, is probably for the best. Adrian

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Silma Hill, Coming Soon …

So, I promised announcements. Well, here we go. First up, my second novel will be released on June 29th. That’s right, somehow I talked myself into a book a year. Madness really but hey, I’ve got nothing better to do

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Extract Online

Freight Books have made an exclusive extract from First Time Solo available online. It is the very beginning of the book and I hope you enjoy it. The book tour starts next week (May 22nd, 6.30pm) in Aberdeen Waterstones. See

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Self Analysis

  Will Self recently announced the death of the novel in The Guardian newspaper. I was moved to pen a reply which Freight Books kindly posted on their blog here.

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Cover Art

I’m delighted to introduce you to the cover of First Time Solo. I can’t begin to explain how much I love this. The genius designers at Freight Books have outdone themselves with this bittersweet image which takes its inspiration from

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