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Independent Self-Publishing 1

When I first started self-publishing with my book An Unexpected Diagnosis several years ago, I almost gave up on the...

Who was A.C. Clarke?

A few days ago, we had a joiner in to fix an old real wood floor. It had that sound...

Book Scams

A recent article by my publisher, BookBaby, on warning potential self-publishers to be aware of unscrupulous publisher businesses, brought to...

The Value of a Good Book

I was looking through a selection of quotes recently on what books mean to their readers, and as you can...

I Was Nearly a Film Star

In terms of being a ‘star’, the title is a little misleading, but on a couple of occasions I was...

A Distant Pale Blue Dot

I mentioned in a previous blog that I would devote some of my lockdown time to rereading a collection of...

Music in Donegal

One of the great pleasures when travelling around Ireland, as my wife and I have done over many years, is...

Jack Finney

Although I already read several books a week, some fully and many others partly, I have set myself the task...

Two Kind Ladies

With the coronavirus epidemic now sweeping the world, it is little wonder that many of the people in each country...

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