On the Joys of the Paperless Office

I know, I know: conspicuous by my absence. There are a variety of reasons (and if you don’t care for the first, don’t worry; I have others, right here in my desk, kept for just such emergencies!). The first is that I have been busy Planning – and thanks to …

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We’re Currently Reading . . .

It’s time once again for us to let you know what we are reading. Be sure to keep us posted with what you are currently reading and let us know what you think of the books we are currently enjoying. Nicola Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Not so …

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It’s beginning to look a lot like 2015!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Beloved Reader. I trust you all had a suitably festive Yule and managed to get through the most depressing day of the year – Monday the 5th January – without too many disasters. (Other than the spunnocks and starlings quarrelling so violently over the fatballs that they …

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The Great Hallowe’en Horror Signing!

No tricks, just trreats this Hallowe’en as the greatest names in British Horror gather at Forbidden Planet, London, to sign their terrifying tomes on Saturday, October 25, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm! This may be the biggest Hallowe’en signing ever – a host of talent and a pile of fabulous …

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On the Advisability of Optimization . . .

When I’m slaving away over a hot manuscript, I don’t like the constant interruptions of email, so I have come to an agreement with myself (that I keep to at least forty per cent of the time): when I am editing, I check email once an hour. Even that’s a …

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It’s beginning to smell a bit like Frankfurt . . .

So within days of arriving back from our summer sojourn in Parts Foreign, watching the graceful little egrets stalking the lake, listening to little owls hunting across the mountainside and delighting in the swoops (an eclectic mix of crag martins, swifts, house martins and swallows) cruising the skies, chittering with …

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