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Heroes

Writers tell stories about their heroes undertaking daring adventures, facing incredible danger that they always manage to survive. In life there are teenagers, not much older…


BERLIN WALL - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

There’s been a lot of publicity recently about the anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. When I was a soldier I served in West Berlin, which was then an island…


BLOOD SUN LOCATIONS

In Blood Sun soldiers were hunting Max Gordon on Dartmoor in freezing cold weather so I’ve posted a couple of photographs to show the kind of terrain. It was a…


Forest Kingdom

Ice Claw with all it’s freezing terrors for Max Gordon will be published at the end of June, but of course I am already writing Book 3 in the Danger Zone series - Blood…


JUNGLE FEVER

Off to a conference in Exter now. Federation of Children’s Book Group Conference. Then it’s back home, finish packing and set off for London, where, if Heathrow…


Shivering Shrewsbury

Before I headed up to Manchester I travelled up by train to Shrewsbury. Our carriage was a sauna while the others were really cold, so I stripped down to my T-shirt and ran from…


Team Tizzle

Well that’s what they called themselves! R L Tizzle, and they were the winning team during one of my visits to Manchester. This is me telling the ‘I Don’t…


Manchester Book Awards

What a party! This has to be the one to beat. You’ve never seen, felt, heard, somuch enthusiasm - a riotous roar for books. This was great. I loved every minute of it. Thank…


Book Signings without Books

Now there’s a novel idea - no pun intended - but after travelling hours to speak to the Dorset Teaching Reading Conference it turns out that despite months of warning the…


Mystery of the Crystal Skull

While researching the latest Danger Zone which was going to be called The Crystal Skull (before Mr Spielberg decided to use it in his title for Indiana Jones) I spent some time in…


A Spellbinding Award

Another nomination for The Devil’s Breath, which is great news. Cumbria School Library Service’s Spellbinding Award, is a regional award voted for by children from…


Another Cover

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog and that’s because I’ve been snowed under with words. I worked through the latest book, Ice Claw, with the copy…