H Beck's map

Research sources for 1940s London

My latest WW2 thriller is now on pre-order at Amazon. It will launch on April 14. Researching for this book took me on a field trip to Lisbon, Portugal, a beautiful, historic city of hills and valleys, broad piazzas, ancient trams. Researching 1940s London, I discovered the first topological map of the London Underground, devised […]

Ghostly feet

Things That Go Bump

Sometimes I think this house might be haunted. I hear noises that make no sense, like the creak of floorboards that sound just like someone is walking about in empty rooms, or the sound of doors opening and closing. And sometimes, when I hear the footsteps, I open the living room door to see who’s […]

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 […]

speed

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 […]