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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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Talk About The Passion

I know, I’ve been a bit quiet recently. Partly I’ve been recovering from (read: trying unsuccessfully to lose weight gained / liver damage sustained on) my book tour but I’ve also been cerebellum deep in research for what will hopefully

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The Blog Tour

So, the Blog Tour has found its way to my page. Unlike Bob Dylan’s never ending tour which only features Bob Dylan, the Blog Tour is kind of like Radio 4’s Chain Reaction except without the live audience and with

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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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The Loneliness of the Umpteenth Draft.

One of the things I enjoy most about writing is collaboration. Writing, particularly novel writing, is a long, lonely and often mind-and-body-destroying process. For days on end it’s often just me, enough coffee to make a sloth do the Charleston

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The Wasting Embers

So. Here is the news. My debut novel, The Wasting Embers, is to be published by the lovely people at Freight Books sometime next year. Needless to say I am quite ridiculously excited about this and keeping it secret while

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Flash! Aha!

Good news! After a number of recent rejections I received, this morning, an acceptance from Flash: The International Short-Story Magazine for my story “A Trolley Full of Marx.” Flash has an illustrious list of previous contributors including James Kelman, Margaret

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