Coincidence or by design? 3:16 and MH17

One can always try and read too much into events. That is how conspiracy theories start. Sometimes they are right and sometimes not. I wanted to look at the significance (or not) of the whole 3:16/17 numerology signs as there is the terrible tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that all signs are pointing towards…

What do you believe?

I’ve read lots of reviews about books where the reader falls in love with a character and cares about that character and their motivation. That’s what sells most books I would guess. People buy people after all. When putting together the first draft of Apostle I have tried to create a different craving for my…

A most interesting challenge

    To make things different this time when marketing Apostle I have come up with a password challenge which is something the characters in the book also face fairly early on. I will use social media to promote as well as the Kindle blurb pointing readers to it (if Amazon allow). The answer clearly…

Play Your Cards Right

As some of you may know I share (along with many other writers I’m sure) Douglas Adams’ annoying habit of being excellent at displacement activity. In other words, I’m very good at finding things to do other than writing. I was watching those two warriors of the catgut Federer and Djokovic (you’ve got to be…

Don’t want to kick the habit

What a busy few weeks it’s been! Birthdays, barbecue, work, World Cup and the preparation and cleaning up that goes with it all. I have felt the pangs of guilt of not devoting enough time to my writing project as I should but I have still been doing something. And that’s the key to being…

Running on Empty

Phew! What a couple of weeks it’s been. Sorted out the kid’s bedroom with some swanky new bunk beds (they’re really comfortable – I’ve road-tested them); my Birthday celebrations (including huge barbecue, requiring lots of preparation); my brother-in-law’s birthday yesterday and it’s the wife’s birthday on Saturday. And among all of this the World Cup…

England WC Semi vs Argentina?

Does everything come in threes? Well, on the last two occasions that Germany have disposed of England in the World Cup (1982 – together with Spain admittedly & 1990) the following tournament saw England disposed of by Argentina (1986 & 1998 as England didn’t qualify for WC 1994). Whereas we would not be certain of…