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

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

Reading

Geneva Writers group I read a short extract from a future book yesterday at the Geneva Writers’ Group. It was well received although some people were concerned about how I handle paragraphs. Conventionally, apparently, each time someone speaks you have to start a new line.… Read more

From gray to gold …

gold

As I move forward into the next chapter of the fourth book of The Storyteller’s Quest, the light changes from red and gray to a sparkling gold. The heavy burden of enforced inaction and despair falls away and the sun comes out.… Read more