• True Horror – Testimony

    by  • April 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    A quick reminder about True Horror on Channel 4 at 10pm this Thursday April 19, which examines the truly terrifying case that I investigated in my non-fiction book, Testimony. When Bill and Liz Rich moved into an isolated farmhouse, it already had a reputation locally for being haunted. What they found there was far,...

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    True Horror On TV

    by  • April 9, 2018 • 0 Comments

    I’ll be popping up on Channel 4 next week in the drama-documentary series True Horror. The first episode on April 19, 10 pm, is a chilling account of the Rich family’s terrifying experiences in an isolated farmhouse, which I wrote about in my non-fiction book Testimony. (You can read about it here.) Far more...

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    One Simple Rule To Sell Your Writing

    by  • March 5, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Writing for a living is filled with many amazing moments. Seeing your book on the shelves. Your name in the credits of a film or TV show. Cash in the bank account. Paid! For doing something you love so much you’d do it for free. What a world to live in. There are hard...

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    A New Dark Age On The Way

    by  • March 4, 2018 • 0 Comments

    The manuscript for my next novel, Dark Age, has been delivered to my editor, and I’ve completed a promotional piece for the Random House blog for the forthcoming paperback publication of the last book, Pendragon.  i’ve been head down immersed in this for the last few weeks – always the best way to finish...

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    Agents, And Why You Need Them

    by  • January 23, 2018 • 1 Comment

    In a café in North London, my screen agent leaned across the table and gave me his first – and probably most important – piece of advice. He said it to every single new client who signed with him. “Nobody in this business is going to do you any favours.” That stands true for...

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    The Stories We Need To Tell Ourselves

    by  • January 10, 2018 • 2 Comments

    There is a shiny red apple filled with poison and a crone with eyes like steel. There is a virginal girl as pure as snow, a sleep like death, and a kiss that wakes her into a new life of Happy Ever After. This tale has survived from ancient times because it was always...

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    The Age Of The Psychopath

    by  • January 9, 2018 • 2 Comments

    In case you missed it, I published a piece on Medium: Is the Age of the Psychopath Over?  You can find it here. “Look around you. Out on the street, all those faces. They look just like you. But some of them aren’t like you at all. They’re so different, they might as well...

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    Get Pendragon At A Knock-down Price

    by  • January 9, 2018 • 0 Comments

    If you’ve ever considered trying the work of my pseudonym, James Wilde, now’s a good time.  Until the end of January, Amazon is offering Pendragon for just 99p as part of the Kindle Monthly Deals.  That’s a whopping £14 saving.  Will appeal to anyone who likes Game of Thrones, Arthurian myth, Age of Misrule,...

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    Ideas And How To Get Them

    by  • January 8, 2018 • 3 Comments

    Before I became a writer, I crawled along a coffin-sized tunnel far underground. I was set on fire while sleeping under canvas in the Arctic Circle. Gangsters threatened me with a gun in a basement in Brighton. And bullets whizzed around my head during a high-speed chase into the desert outside Palm Springs. When...

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    Are You A Writer?

    by  • January 5, 2018 • 3 Comments

    Simple question, complex answer. Kat is a fantastically talented writer.  She graduated from one of the UK’s leading universities with an MA in creative writing and immediately sent out her manuscript for her first novel.  It was picked up by a small publisher.  It didn’t sell well.  Books from small publishers normally don’t.  Nor...

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    Writing For A Living – New Ways Of Being

    by  • January 4, 2018 • 4 Comments

    We’re going through the biggest period of change in human history, and one that’s accelerating.  Every aspect of life is being disrupted.  As a general rule of thumb, if you’re carrying over any wisdom about the world and how to operate in it from more than ten years ago, it’s probably no longer applicable....

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