10 Books at 10 Ages

Age 13 The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin I read the whole Earthsea Trilogy (including Tehanu) when I was in secondary school. It really cemented my love of reading and, not only that, how much fantasy as a genre could transport me to new worlds. The imagination of Le Guin really fired […]

Signing, dating and Books of the Month

It’s December, which means, for the first time ever, my book is available across the UK to buy and read. It’s kind of a pre-release release, and guess what? It’s arrived in time for Christmas shopping! Wondering what to get Grandpa Joe? Get him DEFENDER, a rip-roaring adventure of daring-do and gung-ho action! Oh, what […]

Massive Round Up: I LOVE rating stuff

I’m going to blast through the last five weeks and do a round up of books, films and activities I’ve enjoyed (or not enjoyed) and rate them all. I handed in Book 2 of The Voices series to my publishers on 19th September, so I’ve spent at a good couple of weeks catching up on stuff. So, here we go. FILMS Kubo […]

The Haunting of Michael D Magee

Over the weekend I binge-watched around 120 paranormal YouTube videos posted by Michael D Magee. They amounted to approximately six hours of viewing. Why? Two reasons. 1) We’d recently asked Michael if he would be interested in being interviewed for a ThankBookFor Halloween podcast special*; and 2) because once I started to watch, I became more […]

Writers in Cars: Carpool with the nieces

My eldest niece, Isabelle, has been bugging me for ages, wanting to be in a YouTube video, so she and her sister, Scarlett, join me for today’s WiC’s carpool. In this episode, we offer our film verdict on Finding Dory, buy two Mashem Finding Dory toys, play #SaturdayBookSave, and try and get my mom to […]