In praise of translators

I have a fantasy of one day taking all the translations of various versions of my book, combining them together and re-translating them back into English.  A bit like constantly re-running things through google translate, it could be interesting to see the outcome… but more importantly, it’d give me a chance to fix a few things. I have now received a bundle of emails from various countries that go a bit like this: “Hi, Claire/Kate/Cat, I’m your translator for [language/region] and I just wanted to say I really enjoyed the book.  I really liked how you represented [another region] and…

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Ain’t Dead Yet

I was reminded by a lighting designer that I met at Comiccon Portugal (which was, by the way, epicly awesome) that I’ve been a bit quiet for a while. His actual words were:  “I found your twitter account, but you hadn’t posted since November so I thought it might not be real.” Which in fairness… posting on twitter isn’t an accepted medical proof of life, even though I get where he’s coming from.  It is true that for a few months, I’ve been pretty out of it, and am probably going to continue to be out of things for a…

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Merry Christmas 2017!

Dear One and All, Have a lovely Christmas, and a great 2018.  I hope you all get some rest, a time to chill and a bright and shiny new year! And of course, always – more books! lotsa love, Cat/Kate/Claire (depending on who’s asking!)

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Neeewwwww Boooookkk Soooooon!!

And other deeply literary announcements. Here is a cover: Here is a blurb: Theo Miller knows the value of human life – to the very last penny.  Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it’s different. This is one death he can’t let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.  Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don’t add up. And here’s hoping that people…

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Computer Games What I Play

I never really talk about this, because I associate playing games with Not Working, and to be Not Working is to be a Failure.  However, upon consideration… I work my backside off anywhere between 40-70 hours a week, exercise, study, read, learn and haven’t had a proper holiday for years, so yeah… damnit!  I damn well play computer games when I damn well can, and love it.  Take THAT my tangled up work ethic! Ahem. With which in mind, here are a few that stand out 1. My Youth. I first got into gaming with a few classics of the…

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