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These Demented Lands

It’s Halloween again and time for a shameless plug of my gothic horror novel, Silma Hill. Usually I’d link to a piece I wrote in 2015 for the Scottish Book Trust about Scotland’s relationship with the supernatural but they seem

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Back in (e)print

Hi Folks, it’s been a while since I had anything much to talk about. As always projects are starting up and falling apart, or progressing slowly. Patience. It’s always all about patience. Well now I finally have some good news:

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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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Planning Your Writing

I’ve written another essay on writing for the excellent Nothing in the Rule Book website, this time about planning. It’s one of those topics writers worry about and regularly argue about – should you do any, doesn’t it kill creativity, how much

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On The Nature of Reviewing

A happy New Year to you all. I hope, if you celebrate Christmas, you had a merry one. If not, I hope you still had a merry December. I’m currently on a beach in Okinawa getting the holiday that was

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@JeansThoughts Recommends Silma Hill

Look for a Christmas present? On her wonderful video blog Jean Menzies has recommended Silma Hill:

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A Reading from Silma Hill

  Halloween is coming, the perfect time to curl up with a scary book. Here’s me reading from Silma Hill to get you in the mood. If you’re in Australia it’s still part of their Kindle Monthly Deals for a few

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Silma Hill on BBC Radio 2

In the lead up to Halloween, Silma Hill was discussed on Clare Balding’s BBC Radio 2 show. If you want, you can have a listen on the BBC Iplayer here. It starts at 42.21 and again at 57.30.

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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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Jim’s Books Review of Silma Hill

I’m medulla oblongata deep in edits on my third novel. It’s going surprisingly well although I’ve still to get to the really tough bit and I still don’t know what to do about the ending. Oh well, I’ll think of something.

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Events

October 10th, Japan Writers Conference, 2pm (JST). Zoom.

October 17th, Author’s Live, 7pm (JST). Zoom.

October 24th, University of Glasgow Japanese Book Club, 7pm (JST) / 11am (UK). Zoom.

January 19th, Foreign Correspondent’s Club Japan, Tokyo. Details TBC

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