Ego Terror

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Sometimes I’m asked why, given the whole book thing, I’m a lighting designer.  Once I get through the usual reasons – get out of the house, joy of the job, love of theatre, meet new people, get to use a bit of my brain which might otherwise slumber, all the …

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Post Apocalyptic Book Club

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So!  More events!  This is your final reminder that tomorrow (October 6th) I’m going to be at Bookseller Crow in Crystal Palace with all the awesome Emily St. John Mandel and Sarah Pinborough. And for anyone who misses that, on November 19th I’m going to be at Waterstones Piccadilly with …

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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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