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Reviews: Alan Spence and Lian Hearn

Today I have two pieces in the Japan Times. The first is a review of the recently released Lord of the Darkwood by Lian Hearn, the third in a four part series called The Tale of Shikanoko, a fantasy set in a

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Word / Aberdeen May Festival 2016

  I’ve been desperate to share this with y’all for ages but was bound to silence by higher powers. I’ll be appearing as part of the Word Festival / Aberdeen May Festival on Sunday May 29th at 2pm. I did

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Essential Reading

             The Japan Times runs a weekly column called ‘Essential Reading for Japanophiles’, a collection of reviews of classic works of fiction and non-fiction that deal with Japan. It’s a great resource for people looking

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Causeway / Cabhsair 5.1

  My copy of the new Causeway / Cabhsair issue arrived in the post yesterday and very lovely it is too. Not only is my story Dead Seal Beach included, but I’ve made the cover and been mentioned in the editorial.  Needless to

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5 a day and a studio of one’s own.

Four hours from now (as I write) I will launch my novel First Time Solo at Waterstones in Aberdeen. I’ve seen people like Iain Banks, Janice Galloway and Alan Spence read there and I’m still finding it hard to believe

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Homes for Stories

It’s been quiet on the news front for a while but there have been two new exciting developments in the last few days that I’m itching to share. Firstly, I am delighted to announce that I have an agent. I’ve

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