Free Reading In The Crisis

Spending more time on Twitter recently, I see as well that lots of writers are extra-pushing their books. Some are making them free, even calling them (in my opinion, rather tackily) "Coronavirus sales."

The Countess

I have been working slowly on the new novel. It won't be out before probably late-2021 at the earliest. However, as we are all stuck inside...

All Of Us Together (Even If Apart)

No one is an island, and suddenly many of us feel like castaways: marooned and alone.

He Was 89

Aged 89, my father-in-law died unexpectedly early Monday morning (nothing to do with the stupid virus insofar as we know) at his home here in London.

In Memory Of…

After we are gone, what will be said about us? Like everyone else, I suppose authors do wonder too...

Bullet Point Barrage

In down time sneakily I have been considering - and writing - a bit more of the next great project: the novel that will eventually be.

The Route

My "experience" since 2013 has been this. I went the "indie" route for these reasons...

“Close Friends”

When he read my first two novels (he did not live to read the third) and saw "himself" (including my fictionalizing "a crush" he had had on a girl friend of mine), he revealed to me that he thought it was hilarious and was even touched.

“Representations”

It is not up to that tweeter, or to anyone else, to "suggest" what "representations" "should" appear in anyone's novel(s); they should just write their own damn books.

Dear Reader: What Is In My Name Is Me

Novel-writing is not, for me, some sort of group project, and I will NOT pretend I think otherwise.

The (Kindle) Afterlife

As Kindle book buyers we tend not to think about this unsettling question: "What happens to all of my Kindle books after I die?" Well...

What Friends And Followers Might Do

So, yes, I hope there will be another volume.

“Oh, shoot, did I post this to WordPress?”

Oops. I thought I was writing an email? But I was using WordPress? Gee, it's good I have nothing to hide from you guys... LOL!

In The Face Of The “Numerous”

A celebrity - whose reason for being is to seek popularity - backtracking and apologizing in the face of a social media angry mob is almost to be expected. But a writer must have the guts to hold their creative ground in the face of other writers' onslaught.

The Way Forward

Some authors are remarkably petty and two-faced: they will act casually all chummy with you, but would also shove you over a cliff without hesitation if it meant they would get more attention... because writing, after all, is also very competitive.