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Mostly for gamers

I assume quite a few of my readers are familiar with the Dungeons and Dragons alignment system.  If not, it basically pigeonholes characters on two moral axes: good versus evil and law versus chaos.  There are some odd wrinkles – … Continue reading

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December 1st Is Heavy Ice Day

Today my fourth book is officially launched. The paperbacks have arrived at Amazon, the last couple of last-minute spelling and grammar flubs have been corrected (though I bet there are at least a couple more hiding in there, and I … Continue reading

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In which it’s not so much of a launch, more a confused hovercraft

Okay! So, I have been planning to launch Heavy Ice on the 1st of December. However, I haven’t been able to find a button on either Lulu or Amazon that says ‘make this book available on this date’, and it … Continue reading

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BOOK IS BELONG TO KITTY

My proof copy of Heavy Ice came. It has a new owner. No, really. Maybe I should get her a copy of The Good, The Bad and The Furry: The Brand-New Adventures of the World’s Most Melancholy Cat and Other … Continue reading

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Things I Already Know People Won’t Like About Heavy Ice

My characters aren’t speaking English and yet they sometimes make puns or mishearings that rely on English to work. I realise that a lot of people find this annoying, and all I can do is follow in the hallowed footsteps … Continue reading

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First Contact

So, Heavy Ice is lying fallow until I’ve got enough perspective to see the shape of it and turn it into a second draft, and I’m busy with research for the new thing. Well, I say ‘research’ – for every … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades Of Grey

I’m reading Fifty Shades Of Grey. It’s very weird. It’s basically all about how being into BDSM is just like being a vampire. It’s not a metaphor I’m immediately hostile to, because in my experience if your partner is into … Continue reading

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