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Hey, hey, I’ve just signed with a new literary agent

They say getting a literary agent is tougher than getting a publisher. And they are probably right. My self-published books sell well when I promote them but die a sales death when I don’t. And the tricky bit is a … Continue reading

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We’re all sex objects now, ho, ho, ho!

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Periodically my attention is drawn to the strident voices complaining about how life, the world and the media objectify women as sex objects. The recent hoo-hah in the UK as the mass-market tabloid The Sun to cease publishing its famous … Continue reading

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What will we be writing one thousand years from now?

Language changes and develops over time, particularly language that is exposed to the ‘modern world’. Some languages spoken by remote tribes have hardly changed in the last thousand years. In all the speculative fiction written in current times, I can’t … Continue reading

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“Make me beautiful, make me beautiful,” she begged.

Ella had come to terms with her ugliness – almost. Behind the twisted, deformed lips, buckled nose, slight squint and straggly hair lay the bone structure of a beautiful woman. It’s just that no one could see it. No one … Continue reading

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