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Making notes: From Bondi to the Blue Mosque

They say criminals often  return to the scene of the crime. Well, maybe authors do too. Why else am I standing in 27-degree  sunshine  on the promenade at Bondi  – Sydney’s iconic beach – watching the surf pound in along a kilometre of golden sand. Oh, I remember now. It’s mid-winter in Vancouver, where the […]

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Sex Guide for sale, only 330 years old

Don’t you love it when history and fiction collide? I’ve talked before about my interest in erotica episodes in history, now along comes news of a historic tome entitled Aristotle’s Master-Piece. For 300 years,  it was a best-selling  sex manual for amateur midwives and young married couples. In the 18th century the book “became a […]

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Alan in Exile

Last week I left you with this: “It was to be the last book I would read for three years.” And you did indeed read that correctly—for three years, the time it took me to write Spank, I did not pick up a novel by another author. I’m sure you’re asking “why?” and with good […]

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The reviews keep on coming!

Thanks to “Crafty Cauldron” for taking the time to review my book, and so glad you enjoyed it! Take a look at the review here.    

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One small step in your novel, one giant step to becoming a writer…

It seems like a small thing—putting that first sentence down on paper (or screen, as it may be). But don’t sell yourself short, if you’ve gone as far as putting the first words together in hopes of creating a novel, then you’re on your way. Many people dream of writing a novel, but few people […]

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