For the Love of Anachronisms

Back in the computer age, people had time to read books. Steampunk is a genre of subversion, not only due to the actions of its characters but also for the ways its writers play with reality, creating imagined histories and technologies of science and fantasy. Inspiration can be drawn from both science fictional histories and …

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Unexpected Discoveries

What does this image represent? A. Me proofreading and spotting a typo? B. A character learning that something is not as it seems? C. A reader surprised by a plot twist? Answer: All of the above 😉 THE ETERNAL MACHINE ebook and paperback go live 14th January, 2022 worldwide including Amazon US   Amazon AU   Amazon UK   Barnes & Noble  Kobo …

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Two Months Until the Release of The Eternal Machine.

My first Advanced Reader Copy has arrived from Amazon, and finally this self-publishing gig is starting to feel real. For a few seconds I just stared at the envelope, afraid to open it in case I'd messed up the formatting or not centred the cover properly when I uploaded the PDF. I then bit the …

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Confessions of an Accidental Self-Publisher – Part 3

Difficult Decisions... After much reading and rereading of my multi-rejected novel, I realised it was time to work out exactly what I wanted to do. Give up? Or punish myself further? Before deciding, I combed through it for the umpteenth time, and gave it my most critical eye yet. There was one particular chapter in …

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