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Moving On

Moving On In the past few months I have done an extraordinary amount of research, more than ever before in fact, and all for a novel based around the Dubai World Cup Race. To be honest finding a major event in Dubai as a background for a […]

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The art of criticism

The art of criticism First of all I would like to thank the tens of thousands of readers who have downloaded my books, you are a wonderful audience and I appreciate you all. Like all authors I am distressed when typos sneak into books in the production […]

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The Art of the Short Story

The Art of the Short Story My publisher approached me recently with a request to write a compendium of short stories, even suggesting that their website, Fidus Books, might host a monthly short story magazine. I think it is a great idea. Many modern authors are writing short stories to […]

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Ramadan gives you time to write!

Ramadan gives you time to write! During Ramadan the local populace and Muslims around the world celebrate the Holy Month by fasting during daylight hours. No food no liquids, quite a challenge in 50 degree heat. So, I don’t spend any time eating out and no new […]

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Djibouti Man

Djibouti Man Researching locations for a new book is often nothing more than an excuse for a nice holiday, not so Djibouti, where I need seven shots before I got on a plane. Now before you all start feeling sorry for this poor author, let me explain […]

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Heat of the Emirates

Heat of the Emirates Here in the Emirates, Dubai more specifically, the heat is beginning to build. A dust cloud has kept temperatures low, and visibility lower, for a week now. I am starting my one year sojourn in Dubai and hope to be living in the […]

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Publishing Dilemma

Publishing Dilemma I have just read two recently published books by Harlan Coban. These two books were written when he was in his early twenties and in the introduction to both books he offers the following caveat: if this is the first of my books you have picked up please […]

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New Beginning

New Beginning Dear blog reader, it has been a difficult month or so for me as an author. I have been writing since 1994 under my real name and under pseudonyms Tom Spencer (Final Whistle – football thriller) and Jack Daniels (48hrs, Chameleon, Fogarty – City of […]

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