Houdini's Handcuffs

Police Inspector or Private Eye

  The two novels in my Irish detective series both feature an Irish police detective, called DI Ben Jordan. Before I started writing the first book, Houdini’s Handcuffs, I had to choose whether my main character would be a private detective or a policeman. I decided on a police inspector. Looking back, I’ve tried to […]

How Did Hitler Establish His Dictatorship?

  Many historians and commentators have speculated on how Adolf Hitler managed to build his evil, genocidal regime. In just a few years, from January 1933, when he came to power, until ‘Heydrich’s ‘final solution’ first announced in January 1942, Hitler succeeded in suppressing the free press, bending the judiciary to his will, taking over […]

Book cover - Liberty Boy

Liberty Boy – a wonderful book

I have found a wonderful book – probably the best I’ve read in the past three years.  Liberty Boy by David Gaughran is a really well researched work of historical fiction, set in Dublin in 1803. The book reflects the brutal and unjust methods used at that time by the British to keep the rebellious Irish […]

Rogue Android book cover - JJ Toner

A New Cover Designer

  swalkerdesign.com So far, Stephen has designed three wonderful covers for me. His work is equal to anything available from the very best cover designers. If you’re looking for a meticulous, responsive, patient, and talented cover designer to design a WOW! cover for your book, get in touch with Stephen. This guy is amazing. Contact […]

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How to Write Faster

I’m writing a new book. It’s called ‘The Serpent’s Egg’. I have an outline in place, as I always do, that consists of a line or two of text, called ‘beats’ for each chapter describing what happens. Think of writing a book as climbing a cliff, these beats act like footholds to keep the story […]