There's undoubtedly symmetry in the universe. Why else would I sign a publishing contract for Jack's story, Job Hunt, on a day very close to Jack's heart - International Coffee Day?My dark-haired hacker is a true coffee aficionado seeking out the best of the black fragrant brew whenever he can. … [Read more...] about It’s International Coffee Day!
Welcome to the blog where I talk about boys and cats, share news and snippets of WiP and snark about the little annoyances without which life would be boring like running out of coffee or accidentally locking the cat into the bathroom... I might also muse about my day job or aim to make you ditch your diet by reminiscing about my favourite recipes, which is part of my day job. Sort of.
If I can work out how to handle image copyrights, I could even regale you with visual inspiration for my characters... now wouldn't that be nice? Screenfuls of Lawrence Nicotra and David Gandy. Yum.
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I had no idea that there existed a banned books week, a time set aside for talking about banned books, but it's a fine time to remember my school days.I grew up in East Germany and for a society that openly riled at the Nazis' book burning sessions, we certainly had a lot of books I couldn't get … [Read more...] about Banned Books Week
When I'm working or teaching, I have the patience of mountains when needed. But I've never been that good at waiting. If someone tells me they'll turn up at three, I tend to expect them at three. If they turn up an hour later, they might be in for a frosty reception. So while I'm waiting to hear … [Read more...] about Passing the Time with…. Book Quote Jewelry
While he was in the shower, his pillow had acquired a box. Flat, square, wrapped in green silk and with a silver bow on top. It sat quietly, minding its own business, and yet... Jack's neck grew tight at the sight as if he was under threat.He knew what day it was, of course.Gareth's and his … [Read more...] about Cuffs: A Jack & Gareth Ficlet
I felt a little out of sorts once I've finished and submitted Job Hunt, but I'm pleased to say that this was merely a phase. Jack & Gareth are still firmly with me and the Hunt series is alive and well.We went for a walk along the Grand Union Canal at the weekend. Being by the water is said to … [Read more...] about Canal Hunt
According to the Met Office we're due some pretty severe weather between now and Sunday evening. Heavy downpours, thunder, strong winds and very high waves. Hopefully, the latter won't apply to us, since we're as far from the coast you can be while living in England... but then, you'll never know … [Read more...] about Winning the Cloud Race