The Power of Stet

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It’s difficult, when editing a book, deciding how much you a) trust your judgment and b) trust your editor’s.  A great deal boils down to the individual.  Do I, as a writer, know my editor and respect their judgment, understand their point of view and have faith that, even if …

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Bookseller Crow

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Dear World, On October 6th I will be knattering with the awesome Sarah Pinborough and Emily St John Mandel about books and stuff in the most excellent Bookseller Crow on the hill in South East London.  ‘Cos books are awesome, and they’re amazing, and it’s gonna be fun. That is …

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Authory Bits

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There are two parts to the scribbling job.  Firstly, there’s the writing the book.  This is the Awesome Fun part.  Then, there’s being a Professional Author.  Which is a completely different cuppa tea. The best author bit: lunch. Sometimes, as an author, people have lunch with me.  Sometimes it’s my …

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Paperback day hurrah!!

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So, the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is published in paperback today, and for UK readers I’m thrilled to report that it’s a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick!  This is what counts as Very Awesome and Cool.  If you follow the link above you’ll also find a podcast interview …

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Shiny Shiny New New

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I have a shiny new blog!  Well, no, it’s still THIS blog, but we (rather, the amazing Felice at Orbit) have been playing around with the layout and that to make it shinier.  There’s now a whole twitter widget thing if you want to follow me without actually committing tweets, …

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