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Celebrate Note to Boy's first birthday with 99p offer!

Celebrate Note to Boy's first birthday with 99p offer!

Note to Boy is one year old this week. Yes, really! In celebration of the comic novel’s first tottering steps, you can download the book for just 99p/$99 from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, an opportunity for laughs not to be missed! So, happy birthday, Note to…
Father's Day and other 'special' days

Father's Day and other 'special' days

Got the single malt, the Robert Harris novel and the card? I hope so, because tomorrow (Sunday 20th June) is Father’s Day. This is the day when dads are compelled to have a lie-in while the kids bang about in the kitchen downstairs cremating toast,…
'Clark is a remarkable ventriloquist' says Kirkus Reviews

'Clark is a remarkable ventriloquist' says Kirkus Reviews

Wonderful news! Kirkus Reviews, the prestigious American book review magazine, having taken a gander at Note to Boy, liked what it found. Putting authorly modesty aside for a moment, here are a few extracts. Or you can read the full review here. “A funny, immersive…
Birthmark Awareness Day

Birthmark Awareness Day

***BEWARE HERE BE SPOILERS!*** Saturday May 15 2021 is Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day. Did you know that? Because I didn’t. No wonder. Birthmarks are not something people talk about. More particularly, they’re not often depicted in films, TV shows and novels. Why then, did I…
Don't look at me! I know nothing!

Don't look at me! I know nothing!

Every writer from Elmore Leonard (“Never use a verb other than ‘said’ for dialogue”) to Will Self (“that sickening feeling of inadequacy and over-exposure … will never, ever leave you”) and Margaret Attwood (“Do back exercises. Pain is distracting”) has come up with a list…
Reviews of Note to Boy

Reviews of Note to Boy

Here’s a selection of reviews of Note to Boy. It’s great to see what readers, writers and bookbloggers make of Eloise and Bradley, and wonderful to know they’ve brought some laughter into people’s lives – as well as a few tears and the odd cringe!…
In conversation with ... Ian Wilson

In conversation with ... Ian Wilson

‘Every author has a story,’ says Ian Wilson. And he doesn’t only mean the stories they tell in their books. He means the story of how they came to be where they are today. I talked online recently to Ian, author of the uplifting novella,…
Shop indie, shop often!

Shop indie, shop often!

Spring is here! Hooray! The days are getting longer and warmer. Best of all, we’re into April, the magic month when bookshops are set, fingers crossed, to reopen for face-to-face shopping. Think of it, actually buying a book from a real human being! As an…
Darlings I have killed

Darlings I have killed

Poor Celia Smollensky! It was way back in 2017 that I killed her. It made me sad because I liked Celia. She made me laugh. But unfortunately she had to go. I’ve killed others since, of course, but she was my first and so my…
In conversation with ... Alex Pearl

In conversation with ... Alex Pearl

Recently it was my pleasure to chat to Alex Pearl, author of the psychological thriller The Chair Man, about books and writing. I greatly enjoyed our conversation. I hope you do too. Here it is. Check out Alex’s website for more fascinating revelations from and…