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TV series: Latest

THRILLED is an over-used word but I’m too excited to come up with a better one. This month, the dynamic Free@Last TV pitching team took

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Five star review

I NEVER DREAMED THIS WOULD HAPPEN when I donated a couple of my books to a raffle a year ago!  I was simply trying to

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Four cyborg exhibits from the Science Museum

You don’t scare me

When the TV series Dr Who first screened in the early 1960s, the props departments didn’t have the tools to make convincing monsters. This Dalek

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Quotes from inspiring women

Three of my favourite quotes have been featured in the That’s What She Said project run by Fabric Experiments in celebration of International Women’s Day.  When

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Yuyoi Kusama collaboration

What a joyful evening visiting the Kusama / Louis Vuitton collaboration at London’s Harrods with my astute daughter, whose lightning reflexes secured our timed tickets.

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Goldsmith University

University recommends Rockstar Ending

Goldsmiths University has included Rockstar Ending on the reading for its Ethical Computing course.  I did my postgraduate degree on the digital environment there in 2017. Those studies inspired me

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Sarah Sharman, N A Rossi and Daniel Confino

I made the grown-ups cry

My final author engagement of 2022 was an interview with the ‘Look Mum, No Hands!’ podcast. I didn’t intend to make Sarah Sharman and Daniel

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The three books from the Rockstar Ending series garnished for Xmas

Seasonal chillers

It is almost three years since I took my first tentative steps to becoming a published author of near-future fiction. I’m still learning a lot.

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Lisa Nandy on the platform for the Orwell Memorial Lecture Dec 2022

They’ll Never Allow It

On Tuesday this week, I asked a question to Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, after she gave the annual Orwell

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Share the book club buzz

October has already delivered another fun first in my author career. A local book club had read Rockstar Ending, the first novel in my dystopian

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My Wigan Orwell Weekend

We recently celebrated the 85th anniversary of George Orwell’s ground-breaking piece of social journalism, The Road to Wigan Pier.  He described the shocking living conditions

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You Must Write It

Four years ago this Toni Morrison quote changed my life: If there’s a book you want to read, and it hasn’t been written yet, then

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Radio roundup

Appearing on numerous BBC radio stations over the past month seemed the most pandemic-friendly way to get the word out about the launch of Rockaway, the second book

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Which media do you trust?

What is your go-to source for news and information? The mainstream media is subject to criticism, some of it justified. However, highly trained investigative reporters

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Goody goody

I’ve subliminally programmed myself to buy nail polish in colours that match the Rockaway book cover. I didn’t realise until they arrived. This reminded me

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Imagination is Limitless

Alan Moore and Brian Catling on Imagination – Review of How To Academy event, 17th January 2022 – Monday’s online discussion from the How to

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