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Jul.05.2010
I've posted a new video here, on my You Tube channel and my official web site. It's an extract from my radio interview with Rob Richardson of Write-Invite, on Express FM, in which I read from the fifth Inspector Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, Blood on the Sand. It's taken from the...
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Jul.02.2010
Authors differ on their approach to writing first drafts, some love it, some hate it and many are somewhere in between. Me?  Well, I find writing first drafts exciting, tense and very often frustrating.  Exciting because it is fresh unchartered waters and although I have a basic plot outline and...
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Jun.11.2010
I've begun the plotting for the next Inspector Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel which means there are bits of paper scattered all over my office/study. I usually work out plot and characters in pencil using spider grams and plot lines and I've got the basics of the next Inspector Andy Horton...
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Jun.07.2010
Last week was an interesting and busy week which included the 25th birthday party of the Southsea Afternoon branch of the Women's Institute where I was honoured to be their guest speaker. There was a great turn out at what is clearly a thriving branch of the WI.  Well done ladies, thank you for...
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May.17.2010
I've just finished the ?nth revision of the new Inspector Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel - the sixth in the series to feature my flawed and rugged detective whose patch is the Solent area on the South Coast of England.  My office looks like a bomb's hit it with notes and paper strewn all...
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Apr.16.2010
When asked who is the typical reader of my marine mystery crime novels I liken it to trying to catch the wind. Firstly, my crime novels will appeal to lovers of crime fiction.  So far so good but crime fiction is such a broad genre that what one person will love in a crime novel another will hate...
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Apr.12.2010
Getting the right name for characters in a novel can be a tricky business. Sometimes they come to me completely out of the blue as I am creating a character, other times I will struggle to find the name that best suits the character. I have always had this thing that people should look like their...
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Mar.20.2010
I’m back from a highly successful whirlwind mini tour of the north east of England, my second in six months and I’m delighted to say I was met once again with very friendly people and  some avid fans of my marine mystery crime novels. The first stop was Washington Town Centre Library, yes, home of...
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Mar.12.2010
Two pieces of good news: The Suffocating Sea, the third in the Inspector Horton marine mystery series of crime fiction novels is now published in paperback. (12 March 2010) and The Book Depository has chosen to feature my crime novels on their website as one of their Crime Authors of the Month. The...
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Mar.05.2010
As I work on the next Inspector Andy Horton, the sixth in my marine mystery crime series, I am reminded of a question a reader asked me at a talk I gave recently. How do prevent repeating yourself?  The answer can be both with great difficulty, and do I need to worry about this anyway? Once we find...