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Gaby and the Prince…

Yo-diidly-ho!  Sin-sin-siree at your service.  ‘Tis a while since we last spoke, for which I’m eternally sorry.  Well, at least until the end of this visit, anywho.  I keep trying to pop up now and again, but that Shaun Allan fella-me-lad has his head in mermaids at...

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The Lunatic and the Queen…

Good evening, Sin here.  Well, it’s evening where I am?  It quite possibly isn’t where you are.  Time is playing yo-yo with all our lives and tossing time zones about for us to scramble at like children to the outpoured guts of a piñata.  Anywho.  I had a wee visit...

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Zo and the Lost Vowel…

Zoe arrived on a Thursday.  It was early afternoon, maybe a little after 1pm.  We’d had our delightful serving of slop-a-doodle-dandy washed down by a lightly chilled, full bodied, vin de pigswill and were relaxing in the conservatory. For conservatory, read...

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The Lost Name and the Blue Grass…

Hi, Sin here.  Today I’m joined by Belinda, someone my author, Shaun, met something like four years ago.  She thinks I’m cheeky.  I can’t think why. Hi Belinda.  What’s your name?  Now, I realise I just said your name but, well… erm… introduce yourself… My name is...

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Something Sinister this way comes…

Every so often, something big comes your way.  It's not necessarily a major deal to anyone else, but to you - it's a mindblower.  It can involve large amounts of money, children, marriage, a job offer you can't refuse...  There are lots of things. Writing, for me, is...

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Something Sinister this way comes…

Every so often, something big comes your way.  It's not necessarily a major deal to anyone else, but to you - it's a mindblower.  It can involve large amounts of money, children, marriage, a job offer you can't refuse...  There are lots of things.   Writing, for me,...

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Mountains of the Moon: An epic epic!

As an author, I'm constantly delving into the lives and minds of the people I create.  I walk in their footsteps and their hearts beat in time with my own - though, in many cases, not for long. My own work is based *usually) in my home town of Grimsby and the...

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Cindy and the Spellcaster…

"Take me with you." "I can't.  You know that." "But you know you can't leave me here." I sighed and stared at my feet.  My toes stretched and clenched in my shoes, a dance which held my attention, diverting it from the matter at hand.  A dilemma, one where I knew she...

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Darker places released May 1st!

AMAZON | KOBO | iTUNES | SMASHWORDS | GOODREADS What if you could steal the final moments from the dying?  What if you had the darkest secret, but couldn’t think what it might be?  What if you entered the forest in the deep of the night.  Who is the melting man?  And...

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Today I want to talk about words…

Read a wonderful piece on my writing, and that of James Joyce, by Life in the Realm of Fantasy blogger and author of the excellent Tower of Bones, Connie Jasperson. Sin and Finnegan’s Wake “Today I want to talk about words. I’ve been working with the prolific Shaun...

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Testimonials…

Here are some of your recent comments for my stories. Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words. Zits’n’Bits “A fantastic read for someone through the age ranges of 5-105, Brilliant.” Sin “Sin was just great, it is by far one off the best books I’ve ever read.” Dark...

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Sin…featured book on Wattpad

I’m proud to announce that Sin is a Featured Book on Wattpad, where it reached 666,000 reads on Halloween! To read the serialisation, please drop by Remember that, if you would like the full novel, you can find...

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Humberston Academy poetry reading (redux)

Please drop by and read the fantastically weird poetry from four primary schools. I had the great pleasure of returning to Humberston Academy and holding a writing workshop with the 11 year old students of Humberston Primary, Middlethorpe Primary, Cloverfields Primary...

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Blog guest, Wayne Sharpe

Today on my Flip and Catch blog, I’m joined by my good friend and aspiring author of ‘Humboldt’s Tears‘, Wayne Sharpe… Sin, on the other hand, is wondering about...

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Mr Composure Announcement

I was honoured to have been asked by NBC Universal and Wattpad to write a story based on their movie The Purge: Anarchy.  My story, Mr. Composure, looks at the premise (all crime, no matter how horrific, is legal for 12 hours) from what I hope is a completely...

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StoryVille event

I had a lovely day at Freshney Place Shopping Centre (Grimsby, UK), where I appeared as part of their Storyville event. My 11 year old daughter, Meg, came with me and we read from my Zits’n’Bits and Rudolph Saves Christmas books as well as colouring with the children...

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Revealing the Heart Betrayed

Recently I had the immense pleasure of helping reveal Carlie Cullen’s Heart Search: Betrayal cover.  Today, she’s allowed me to show an excerpt of the book and, reading this, I’m even more eager to read it! Heart Search: Betrayal Six days before the trial, I received...

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Carlie and the Search for Betrayed Hearts…

  Yo, yo, YO!  I bet you thought I’d been carted off to the funny farm, didn’t you?  Well, strangely enough… no.  Let’s not go there.  Let’s not spoil a wonderful February day when I’ve got the delightful Carlie Cullen sneaking into the asylum to spend some time with...

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Remembering the Unremembered with Rachel Tsoumbakos

I'm joined today by the wonderful Rachel Tsoumbakos, introducing her new book to us.  It's definitely one to watch out for! Unremembered Things by Rachel Tsoumbakos Unremembered Things (Wood Nymph Chronicles #1) by Rachel Tsoumbakos Age category: New Adult Release...

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