Both the storming of the Capitol in Washington D.C. and efforts to safeguard Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January echo my 2018 thriller “Blood Summit”. Storming the Capitol Many observers of events in Washington D.C. on 6 January 2021 were astonished. How was it possible for a few thousand demonstrators to storm a bastion of democracy? Did the police collaborate?
What might happen in a future world after COVID-19, COVID-21 and COVID-35? Here is an all-new excerpt from Chapter 31 of my new novel CORONA
Explore my new short story “Hotel Corona” – Number 10 in the “Hotel Stories” series. Or take a look at the collection, “Seven Hotel Stories”. Ms
A review of “Pigs have Wings” by P G Wodehouse novel set at Blandings Castle, featuring Lord Emsworth and his prize pig, the Empress of
Explore my new short story “Total Control” – Number 9 in the “Hotel Stories” series. Or take a look at the collection, “Seven Hotel Stories”. Did
How much of fiction is based on a true story? Can you use personal experience to create imaginary characters and stories? My book “Seven Hotel
When should you write? How can you find time for writing a book – or two, or eight? Do writing targets – eg two hours
The Spanish Flu of 1918 offers some interesting lessons and parallels as the world of 2020 struggles to contain the Coronavirus. “This is the greatest
If you are a self-published author, how many copies should you aim to sell? How to publish a book and remain happy by managing expectations.
What will happen after coronavirus? What if the cure is worse than the disease? What if after COVID-19 we have COVID-21, COVID-35 and COVID-42? Lockdowns,
A famous poem highlights difficult English pronunciation and spelling. It is easy to start learning English but the pronunciation is a challenge. Phonetic, or not?
The Overton window is a way of describing the acceptable range of political culture at any given moment. Wikipedia defines it as “the range of
How to cope with uncertainty during the coronavirus crisis? Dealing with uncertainty is easier with practice and a bit of structure. ‘Are you refusing to
A review of Barbara Kingsolver: Unsheltered, reflecting on what it says about the mood of contemporary America. With numerous quotations from “Unsheltered”. Barbara Kingsolver is
Ten reasons to like Austria, ranging from flak towers in Vienna to food, lakes, mountains, statues, counterculture, art, traditions and ancient mysteries. As the coronavirus crisis
Should you read W Somerset Maugham? The one-time master of the short story has fallen out of fashion. But his tales can still electrify. To
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