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My Morning Writing Routine

I wake up around 06:12 if I am good and 06:44 if I am lazy. I don’t need an alarm, it’s the same every day


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How to sell your books at WHSmith Booksigning event in 10 steps

…without breaking the bank. Here’s my blow by blow account with HOT TIPS on how to organise booksigning at WHSmith, sell to total strangers and get


Author Events Heart of Glass

Book Signing at WHSmith, Southside Mall, Wandsworth, London

Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm I will be signing Heart of Glass at WHSmith in Wandsworth Southside Mall, SW London. Come and say


Heart of Glass The Writing Life

5 EXCLUSIVE TOP TIPS on How to Write Asian or Non-White Characters and Smash the Stereotypes!

Without risk of cultural appropriation or misrepresentation or just being plain offensive. Diversity is a buzzword we all may at some point encounter. I have


Author Events Heart of Glass

Readings @Seksan Sat 25 August 2018 in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur 59100

Readings @Seksan 25/8/18 Everybody in KUALA LUMPUR. As part of my book promo tour, I am travelling from London to make a RARE public appearance

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Cry of the Flying Rhino: in Middlesex University Unihub newsletter

A proud moment for me to be alumni of the Writing MA at Middlesex Uni. My award-winning debut novel Cry of the Flying Rhino has

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GUEST POST: “Who will win when the lore of the Borneo jungle takes on the law of the white man?” by Bill Colegrave

A warm welcome to my guest, the legendary Bill Colegrave, who has collected and been inspired by travel books for more than four decades. He

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Island Life Sentence: Carrie Jo Howe’s Florida in 10 Never-Seen-Before Photos

“A prosthetic leg with a Willie Nelson bumper sticker washed ashore on the beach, which meant it was Florida.” – Tim Dorsey, Pineapple Grenade. Never been

General Published work The Writing Life

6 Things I’ve Learned about Being a Published Author

My aim had always been to be a published author. I have achieved my aim. Now what? Writing a novel or two is the biggest

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SCRAPS OF WOOL by Bill Colegrave: On Memory and Experience in 5 Places

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli Memory decides our journeys