13 June 2019

Don’t judge a book by its cover they say.  Yeah, right, and I climbed Everest before Sir Edmund did.  It’s what people do:  we judge, and in the age of Instagram and visual clutter, we judge by appearances, and when it comes to books, oh yes, we judge by covers, whether we like to or…

22 February 2019

There are nineteen rules to keep in mind if you want to write a book. Stick to these and you may be off to a good start.

29 January 2019

I stumbled across the magic formula for book titles.  A formula that is guaranteed to get people going ooh, what is this?  A formula that by its sheer application will make your book sound absolutely profound and high-brow, no matter how much main-stream hacking it may be. 

1 June 2018

I’m writing this in the early hours of the morning – a bit more than twenty-four hours ago, I was privileged to experience the second-best day of my life.  The first, obviously, was when I got married in the north pole under a solar eclipse.  (No, really.) But on the evening of 30 May 2018,…