The Tripods – TV Series

I’ll get around to reviewing the last book in John Christopher’s The Tripods Trilogy (as well as probably the prequel), but at this point I might as well mention that there was indeed a British TV series based on the books.  It had typical BBC 1970′s production values, made in 1984.  (I’m being harsh really […]

Jen Air: The Novellas

I’ve written a few novellas for Jen Air that I will now look back on.  Obviously, I now hate all of them and I think the stuff I’m writing now is a lot better.  Still, you can get them from all these places.  Most of the time they’re free (except on Amazon for now, so […]

Review: The City of Gold and Lead, by John Christopher

Reliving my earliest reading memories, I have now finished the second book in John Christopher’s Tripods Trilogy.  It continues from where the last one finished, with our hero Will, Henry and Beanpole (don’t know why he’s the only one who gets a nickname) having completed their perilous journey to the White Mountains and joining the […]

Asterion: School & Games

Another sizable extract from the novel I am writing, which is the first proper sequel to my first novel and expands a lot on the characters and their world (there are some novellas, but they’re mainly fluff written for fun).  Jen and Kay discuss whether Tenley should go to school, while Tenley overhears: School & […]

Review: The White Mountains by John Christopher

I’ve being wanting to reread this for a long time.  I remembering reading it when I was a wee one, and so was one of the things that got me interested in reading and in storytelling.  But I finally did and you know what?  It’s still pretty good.  The prose is simple, but effective, and […]

Beta Readers

As I’m finishing up the latest draft of the first few chapters of Asterion, I might as well start putting the word out that I’ll be looking for beta readers.  What I’m wanting to read is a science-fiction adventure story, but more adventure.  Also the first sequel to The Little Queen, which you can get […]

Asterion: Thale & Glauce

Another extract.  Yay!  And if you’re joining for the first time, this is from the novel I am writing now, which is a sequel to The Little Queen.  It’s a smart sci-fi adventure with some humour and fun, mostly female, characters.  But this time, we’re again meeting the main ‘baddies’ I suppose.  Of course you […]