Before we start, apologies for the clickbait title. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in the last twelve months it’s that negative headlines get a lot more attention than positive ones. You clicked on it, after all!
But what else have I discovered in my voyage into the minefield-strewn world of writing and book marketing, and how was In Vitro Lottery received (if at all) by the reviewing and buying public? Read on to find out! Continue reading
My all-new website, www.gene-editing.org is now live! Do you want to know more about genetics, CRISPR and gene editing? Then come and visit!
The Light of Dark: Leah, Tobias, Bethany, Jesse Box Set by D. Gail Miller
“What’s that you say? A piece of Christian fiction about members of an Amish community fighting against a world-wide conspiracy in the End Times? Count me in!” was exactly what I didn’t say when The Light of Dark boxset entered my ‘to review’ pile. But you know what? Despite a few issues, it won me over.
Blank: Mind the gap by Matt Eaton
One of the advantages of travelling for work is that there’s a lot of hanging about at airports and hotels, which is great for catching up on some reading. As a result, I managed to blast through the excellent Blank: Mind the Gap in one day. Continue reading
Last weekend I ran a free promotion on my novel. Even more ridiculous than that, I paid two companies to help me give away even more than I could do myself.
Why would I do that, and what has it got to do with doves? Read on to find out! Continue reading
In its first draft form, my book had a prologue about the origins of the Norwegian Death. Although it set the scene and provided some backstory, I eventually removed it because it wasn’t really connected with the rest of the story and delayed the introduction of the main characters.
I’ve cleaned it up around the edges a bit and you can find it below as a deleted scene extra. Enjoy!
FERTS by Grace Hudson
FERTS is a dystopian future story based in a compound controlled by a man called Wilcox, where women are raised and conditioned as property for the male populous outside. Each girl is assigned a category based on physical attributes; the beautiful train in seduction techniques and hope to be bought by the local townsfolk and bear their children, the strong provide entertainment through fights and the others perform manual labour within the compound. None of them want to be in Zeta Circuit, which is the lowest class of all. Continue reading