Category Archives: writing

The page that won me an award

Well, that award was so long ago that the people who ran the contest, the New Zealand Writers’ Association, no longer have a website. Still, a prize is a prize. I have returned to it because Rhobin Courtright’s topic for … Continue reading

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Amazon Influencer recommends Hit and Run

Steve Brock is “Stevo,” who writes: Amazon has named me an Amazon Influencer and given me a storefront on the site. My Best of the Best titles are collected in a monthly Listopia entry (and on the page for each … Continue reading

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Interview on The Authors Show

Don McCauley interviewed me for a 15 minute podcast, which was only available for 24 hours, on 23rd July, 2019. So, I have reproduced the questions, and my script for the answers, here. You start your book by saying, “Diagnosed … Continue reading

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Writing fun, July, 2019

Winston Churchill once said, “The problem is not to find a solution, but to choose from the dozen possible solutions.” I don’t claim to be another Winston, but do share this affliction with him. So, I ALWAYS have more projects … Continue reading

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Bob Rich interviewing Melanie Robertson-King

Bob I “met” Melanie when she interviewed my friend Joan Y. Edwards. Being cheeky, I asked her to interview me, too. You see, one of my rules is, I can ask anyone anything, as long as I can accept a … Continue reading

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Real life in stories

Rhobin wants to know: “Has an event in your life, or one of someone you know, or one covered in the news, ever worked its way into one of your stories?” There is only one answer: YES. I think this … Continue reading

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Hit and Run is discounted this week!

My publisher has reduced the price of what my readers tell me is the best novel I have written, but only till June 23. You can buy it for 99c at Amazon US

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Puzzled or intrigued?

This is the start of a story that follows on from the end of a previous volume. Until this scene, all the action was on Earth. As the heading shows, we are on a planet in a faraway galaxy. I’d … Continue reading

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Please visit my review of Malala

Carolyn Howard-Johnson has done me the honor of publishing my review of I am Malala. This is because she’d previously featured a rather critical review of the book, and I commented, stating my disagreement with the reviewer. Although the message … Continue reading

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What would you like to your readers to know about your novels and their purpose?

This is Rhobin’s homework task for me in May. In 1972, I was the father of two tiny children. My main task was the writing up of my otherwise completed PhD thesis, which was a BORING thing to do. There … Continue reading

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