My #topten reads of 2016

From crime fiction, to literary masterpieces, to just bloody good stories, here are my #topten reads of the year (in no particular order). I’m not going to write anything about them, other than say they are ALL great. Possibly the shortest blog ever. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Have a […]

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All Change Please…

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog and I’ve chosen a rather serious one to kick off the autumn. I thought about lightening it up, editing out the personal stuff, but it’s all important to my decisions and my story. So in it stays. In fact it’s been some time since I’ve written […]

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Chinwag with author Barbara Copperthwaite

It’s a blustery old Saturday afternoon in London. I’ve swam (swum?) 70 lengths, done the shopping and mopped the floors. Now for some proper work! I’d like to welcome author Barbara Copperthwaite to my blog this month. We’ve been chatting on line for some 90 minutes. Life is sweet. Here are the highlights:    Nicky: […]

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All is not lost …

For the past two weeks, I have been (in the immortal words of Morten Harket) hunting high and low for the small black box that is my external hard drive. It has disappeared. Vanished. Fled maybe. I always knew where it was. If it wasn’t plugged into the laptop or the telly, it was either in […]

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A Life of Firsts

A few days before Christmas 2015 I had my first ‘non-sales’ day. As the evening wore on and I realised that no-one was going to buy my book, I felt a weight descending on my shoulders. I thought this was it. It was over. I’d never make it. I went to bed with my lip […]

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