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Spanish Blood Sun

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world. It's vibrant and stylish and also home to my Spanish publishers Edebé. They surprised me with a neat promo video…


Danger Zone - my back garden

It was 2.40 a.m. exactly. I heard a gentle thud, almost as if someone had let my back gate swing shut, and that sound penetrated my sleep. I thought someone had come into the back…


Ice Claw - US & Canada launch

My American and Canadian publishers have launched Ice Claw with its crystal clear, ice blue cover - it looks as though it's come straight off the snowboarding slopes where Max…


Castles in the sky

I've recently returned from Italy where I have been researching locations for a new book - set in the 14th century. An old paddle steamer took me across Lake Garda to…


Danger Zone promotion video

This very pleasant surprise popped up in my email today. My German publisher, Ravensburger, who, by the way, did great covers for the series - have posted a website promotion. A…


A Stroll By The River

Every evening before I have dinner I take a walk along the towpath of the River Dart, which is a few hundred metres from my house. It's a broad expanse of the river where the…


How Thirsty Are You Right Now?

I'm lazy. I like to heave myself up from my favourite chair and open the refrigerator that I spent too much money on, and find the fizz that I need. There was a time when I…


Football or Food?

As thrilled as I am to see such joy in South Africa with the World Cup I can't help but feel when I visit this wonderful country that building the stadiums is something of a…


New covers for USA

My American publishers have just sent through these new cover designs for the Danger Zone series.


Isinglass Teen Read Awards

Congratulations! Your novel Devil's Breath has been chosen for the 2010-2011 Isinglass Teen Reads Award List in New Hampshire. This list of titles designed for 7th and 8th…


Ten Tors Torture!

It's not whether you get knocked down - it's whether you get up (Vince Lombardi 1913-1970) This is tough. What a challenge! 55 miles, or 80 odd kilometres, across some…


Democracy?

Don’t close the door on Democracy! Can those responsible for closing the polling stations while people waited to cast their vote, be put backwards on a donkey and paraded…