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Life imitates art?

Around fourteen years ago I began developing my ideas for the Harry Heron adventures. The idea arouse out of my reading an article which suggested that with our modern lifestyles, we were rapidly losing old skills, some of them key…

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Evolution At Work

It is interesting (at least I find it interesting) to speculate on how humans might adapt to a new, or very different, environment to the one that has produced us. As I wrote a few months ago, this is one…

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New Year; New Stories

Time to start a new year with a wish for all my readers that you have a great year to look forward to. From where I sit it is looking exciting. Harry Heron; Into the Unknown will be turned into…

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Future Food

Ever wonder what we could do to replace our present rather cruel provision for supplying meat for our ever growing populations? In order to produce 'cheap' meat for the supermarkets, we currently use industrial style farming in which pigs, chickens…

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Creating Aliens ...

I expect it is a challenge every Science Fiction author faces. Let's face it, if you are writing about interstellar travel, you are, at some point, going to have to meet alien life forms. It is extremely unlikely they/it will…

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Exploring Audio

Very excited to be exploring creating Audio Book versions of the Harry Heron series. This is a project I have wanted to explore for some time now, and think I have finally got something that will make it possible. I…

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Fiction Driving Innovation?

I read some time ago an article which suggested that science fiction was an essential driver in moving science forward in practical ways. The writer of that pointed to the "communicators" envisioned in Star Trek as a prime example, suggesting…

Very Encouraging

A very nice response to the release of Harry Heron: Savage Fugitive!

Sales in the week since it was released have been very good, and best of all, I am starting to see revived sales in the earlier books…

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Good Feedback

Authors need good feedback if they are to sharpen their storytelling skills. You can't do it if all you hear is your own voice, or that of someone close who will tell you what you want to hear. My latest…

Step by Step ...

I think that many readers have the impression that an author "writes" the book, the editor checks the grammar, typos and so on, and the publisher does the layouts, conversions (for eBooks) and so on, an artist perhaps creates the…