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Competitions and Giveaways

In 2012 Raging Aardvark Publishing produced a book called New Sun Rising, an anthology of stories to raise money for the survivors of the March 11th 2011 triple disaster in Japan. An extract from my unpublished novel Dog Mountain was included and so

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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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Dundee International Book Prize: Update

The organisers of the Dundee International Book Prize have released a sample book containing the first chapter of all thirteen novels shortlisted for the 2013 prize. It’s available as a free download from Amazon or as an actual paper-and-spine book

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Eastlit

Some of you may already have visited Eastlit, a newish online magazine. They published an excerpt from my novel Dog Mountain in their February 2013 issue and my short poem sequence China in the April 2013 issue. The aim of

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Mission Accomplished (again).

It is done. My novel, The Wasting Embers, is done. Many of my friends will be thinking “but you’ve said that a number of times before?” I have, it is true, claimed this novel to be complete more times than

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Dundee International Book Prize

Now what is the internet for if not self-promotion?* Today saw the official announcement of the Dundee International Book Prize featuring … me! (No big surprise, I mentioned ‘self-promotion’). Technically, it features my novel, Dog Mountain. Of course, it’s not

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