Ginger Dawn will be giving away 3 of my books this Friday May 24th. How will that work? She will be asking a few trivia questions on this Secret Paths page on Facebook (see link below), Friday night her time (Eastern Time, that’s in the middle of the night here in Europe) and those people who answer correctly within the following 2 days will have their names put in a hat from which she will pull the winners.… Read more

Radio interview

Sunday May 26th at 1pm ET (7pm European time or 6pm UK time) listen to Anne White and GInger Dawn of Creating Calm Network interview Alan McCluskey about Boy & Girl, The Storyteller’s Quest series and the Geneva Writers Group. After that date, the interview will be available on streaming.… Read more

Happy reading for 2012!

Happy Reading!

Season’s greetings! May we wish you hours of enjoyable reading in 2012.

Here at Secret Paths we are looking forward to 2012 when we will be publishing three new books: a new science fiction tale called StoryFolk (March), the first book of the series Beyond the Face of the World, entitled Twisted Paths (June) and book three of The Storyteller’s Quest entitled The Starless Square (November).… Read more

Dreams Unleashed

Dreams Unleashed

I saw Linda Hawley’s book mentioned on Twitter and was intrigued by the title, so I downloaded the Kindle version. It was the first time I had read a full length book on my iPhone. I found the story well written and gripping.… Read more

Welcome to Clychau


Clychau is a small village nestled by a lake in the Welsh hills. It’s the scene of some of the action in Book Four of the Storyteller’s Quest. I am currently writing the fourth chapter of something like 15 chapters.

Here is a short extract:

On foot, they followed the road through the centre of the silent village, the echo of their footfalls ringing off the houses.… Read more

Come off it, Apple!

My first novel, The Reaches, is available on Apple’s iBookstore in various countries and I have always been an ardent Apple user. So why is the first serious eBook I bought on Kindle? The answer is as simple as it is infuriating!… Read more

The Watchers – tale of a launch

The Watchers

The Watchers by Jon Steele has just been published in the UK. I haven’t yet read the book, but what interests me here is the way the author announces his book. The book is set in the French speaking part of Switzerland and the author has chosen to make a series of short videos describing the places his book is set in….… Read more

Love, Stargirl

Love, Stargirl

It’s been one of those long weekends with everyone off somewhere, so I spent the time with Stargirl, reading her long diary-like letter between feeding the cat and doing the cleaning … and writing, of course. Stargirl is so endearing, it is difficult to imagine anyone not wanting to spend time with her even if that might be challenging.… Read more