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Hope Springs Eternal

Date posted: 21st Mar 2021

WITH the January blog tour of my first three titles in the DS Thoroughgood series now a distant - but happy - memory the ensuing period has been busy on a number of fronts not least but due to the fact that my family and I…

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The Write To Reply!

Date posted: 7th Feb 2021

AS some of you may know the last three weeks have been a very interesting time for me with my first three titles in the DS Thoroughgood series, which have been recently rereleased by my publishers Matthew James Publishing, having been treated to a blog tour.

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Back To The Future!

Date posted: 14th Jan 2021

IT’S amazing that almost 13 years since I used the recovery from an appendix operation to write my debut novel ‘Parallel Lines’, the first DS Thoroughgood outing, has been released once again along with books two and three in the series ‘The Hurting’ and…

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Splendid Isolation

Date posted: 11th Apr 2020

I guess if ever there was a good time to write a book it’s right now!

As the government enforced Coronavirus lock down pushes on towards the end of it’s first month my work on the first draft MS for…

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The Blood Acre Stirling Launch

Date posted: 17th Aug 2019

IT’S amazing to think that today in my home city of Stirling I will be kicking-off my fourth tour with WHSmith in support of the launch of my new DS Thoroughgood crime thriller…

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The Blood Acre

Date posted: 27th Apr 2019

IT'S been a while since my last blog and an awful lot has been going on behind the scenes since that post….believe me! Back in December I had just completed the final stop of my WHSmith 'The Shadow of Fear' Scottish signing tour, notched 1388 sales and by doing…...

  The 1000th!

Date posted: 8th Nov 2018

  It's been a while since my last blog but right now would seem a good time to post again! Since June 30th my WHSmith tour in support of my current title 'The Shadow of Fear' has taken me on a journey spanning 1586 miles all over Scotland from…...

The Long & Winding Road!

Date posted: 30th Jun 2018

I have to admit I'm glad last weekend is over! Having a book signing and a launch all in one weekend is stressful stuff but thankfully all went well and it's time to look forward but before I do so a round of thanks are needed. First of all…...

The Big Weekend !

Date posted: 23rd Jun 2018

AS weekend's go the one ahead is probably as big as it gets in terms of my writing career! This morning will see the third stop on my WHSmith Scottish signing tour at the chain's flagship Argyle Street branch while tomorrow night, at the majestic One Devonshire Gardens Hotel,…...

Tour of Duty!

Date posted: 15th Jun 2018

THE big worry for an author about the first book signing of any tour, especially one that comes after the successful launch of a new book, is that you sink like the Titanic! Well I'm delighted to say, and a bit relieved too, that no flippers were required at…...