Hi everyone, For my friends and family who already know this, I’m sorry this will be popping up in your news feeds again today. 5 Years ago, I finally started doing what I’d always wanted to do – writing a novel. After a year of writing and several years of editing and agonising over things, […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Available now on Amazon"
I was lucky enough to get a chance to go to Leicester Square tonight and see the IMAX Dune preview event. We were treated to the first ten minutes of the film, the sandharvester scene, lots of extra footage, music and actors talking about the production. There were words from Director, Denis Villeneuve, and then […]Read more "Casting Dune – IMAX first look"
First poem in a while. I took a walk today into the Surrey countryside. My walk to me to a place of legend with a tale of evil attached. I made up some haiku about it. Weathered cross of stone Mile marker on the frontier No ills may ride out Of this depression lush green […]Read more "The Devil’s Punchbowl – a poem"
I felt like I had to mark this with a post. I haven’t written anything proper for ages and I was so impressed by the end of this series that I thought it justified one. I sat down with some trepidation to watch Amazon Prime’s The Man in the High Castle a few weeks ago. […]Read more "The Man in the High Castle – getting the villains spot on"
Happy 75th birthday to my favourite James Bond, Colwyn Bay’s own Timothy Dalton. He made a fantastic Bond and deserved a third crack at it. Apart from 007, I loved him in The Rocketeer as actor and villainous Nazi stooge, Neville Sinclair. And as Heathcliff in the 1970 version of Wuthering Heights… And also in […]Read more "Happy birthday Timothy Dalton"
Hi everyone, I did a haiku (well 3 actually) for Twin Peaks Day. Enjoy… RichardRead more "What the Haiku – Happy Twin Peaks Day Special"
It’s a risky business, holding people up on pedestals when you’ve never even met them. We all have our heroes; it rarely seems to pay to learn too much. Have you ever had that feeling when you admire someone in public life; idolise them in some way and they let you down? It’s a deep […]Read more "How I’m feeling about Joss Whedon"
Hi everyone, Can I say a big thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of The Ardenna Crossing. It means so much that you took a chance and bought a copy and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. The first reviews are in and I thought […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Early Reviews"
I guess it was inevitable: Mass Effect is returning. Such a great franchise couldn’t stay away for long. Here is the first trailer, which features a familiar face… One might think that the presence of the Shadow Broker herself, Liara T’Soni, guarantees that this future instalment of this series will go right back to the […]Read more "New Mass Effect – 7 things I’d love to see"
Hi everyone, Announcement time! I got some big pieces of paper out yesterday, stuck them to the wall, and thrashed out the story plan for part 2 of The Ardenna Crossing. The structure and plot are now complete and I know where I’m going, As you might know, I’ve already written seven of twenty-five chapters […]Read more "Ardenna Crossing Book 2 Update"
Cameron, Jami and I watch David Lynch’s Inland Empire. I hadn’t seen this since I watched it at the cinema in 2006. It’s last on my list of Lynch films; I just didn’t connect with it, but there are some interesting moments within. I’ve been meaning to rewatch it for some time. I especially liked […]Read more "Inland Empire Watchalong"