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Award-winning Friends and Reviews

Hi folks, I’ll be back soon with a proper update and some big news but in the meantime here are two nuggets of happiness to tide you over. First off, Kirstin Innes – an old friend and fellow stablemate at Freight

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The Launching of Silma Hill

Well, the Silma Hill Book Tour is over. I’m back in Japan dealing with the twin miseries of humidity and jet lag. Seriously, this is the worst I’ve ever had. Three nights in a row awake until 7am and I’m

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Competitions and Giveaways

In 2012 Raging Aardvark Publishing produced a book called New Sun Rising, an anthology of stories to raise money for the survivors of the March 11th 2011 triple disaster in Japan. An extract from my unpublished novel Dog Mountain was included and so

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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 for 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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