A Sepp Opera

Yes a Sepp Opera has more plot twists than even the most bizarre soap opera TV writers can imagine. This morning at 9am GMT FIFA declared the investigation into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process closed with no ‘significant’ wrongdoing identified. And then BOOM! four hours later Michael Garcia accuses the FIFA summary of misrepresentation.…

FIFA’s own report into 2018 bids

Following on from the 2022 blog post yesterday I thought I would examine in detail the report from FIFA’s own technical committee on the bids from England and Russia for the 2018 competition. Bear in mind the FIFA bid report into Qatar 2022 highlighted the health risks associated with searing temperatures – only to be…

Hold on a minute

The football World Cup is a major competition involving a lot of people and a lot of businesses parting with a lot of cash. A lot is at stake. Countries looking to stage the tournament spend a lot of money putting bids together.  These bids are scrutinised – assessing infrastructure, hotel capacity, hosting stadia and…

Who’s Up For It?

What a few weeks it’s been! Completing The 11th Apostle (still doing the finishing touches to get it ready for market), starting a new (and very demanding) job and contemplating (that’s about all I can manage) concluding the snagging list to get my house up for sale. But, as a sucker for punishment, NaNoWriMo is…

You never know…

In a rather random Google moment I decided to enter the search term for my next planned book. I have made references to it within this blog before and is also mentioned in the blurb on my Amazon Author Central page. What I was pleasantly surprised to find was that a UK site called hundredzeros…

Sci-fi roulette

Click on the book cover to be taken to the Amazon UK store…. OK – it’s out there. Well not quite. Almost. By 25th October (ish) you should be able to see the 10% preview that Amazon put up within the book blurb. You’ll be able to let your e-book reading device loose on the…

Working cover for the book after the next Ron Alias book

A glimpse of the future

SAGDEG2 You can click the link above and (I hope) be able to read the opening paragraphs for Strangeness at the SAGDEG Star Stop. Following a recent walk into work, I now have the plot pretty much nailed down and fully formed in my mind. I am looking forward to writing this as it will…