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Blackberry part II – fixing a stuck trackball

The problem with second hand devices is that they are elderly and sometimes have physical issues resulting from this. The Blackberry has been having a sticky trackball issue, and when this morning it refused to scroll left or down, I did wonder if I would be taking it apart. (And whether I could get my…


EUVAT Part 2

There was a flaw in my previous article: I actually understated exactly how much of a cut selling through a third party would take. You see, many of these third parties are US-based, and unless you hold a US tax number, they automatically pay 30% of your earnings to the IRS. So my table from…


EUVAT and why releases are delayed

I have three books ready to come out. I can’t currently release them because of the recent actions of our government, specifically the mess that is called EUVAT – a new set of tax laws created in 2015 with little notification that are hammering small businesses and sole traders. If you’re not familiar with these,…


Site Update

You may notice the theme has changed. I finally bit the bullet, since I wasn’t going to add any more stories until Novelist had gone. I’ve still got a few tweaks to make to the stories and ebooks sections, but the site should get a bit of an update with new stories soon. I am…


Updating look and feel

I will probably be changing the theme for the site fairly soon. This is a disappointment, as Novelist is a very pretty theme and easy to read content on. However it is also a complete nuisance to update, breaks the tumblr connection and ocassionally looses the background. It has added a huge overhead to things…


Changing a release style

After last year, I have a huge backlog of material written, but not quite ready for release. Once a story is written it has to be edited, have a cover added, be formatted to ebook etc. All of this takes time, and energy that even with RA doing the bulk of the work, I just…


Wear your poppy with pride


Viewpoints available for pre-order

Viewpoints is now available to pre-order on Amazon. The anthology of four Killgrace stories goes on full release on 6th Sep, priced at 0.99. …


Killgrace B.A.U.

BAU, a short story, is coming out today in a rather unusual form for the series. It will be released in a daily tweet at 2:30 each day on twitter. You can follow this using the hashtag #kgs1 or follow @Killgrace1 for updates. This is the first twitter story for the series, set firmly in…


Killgrace Inverted Planet update

The reworked Killgrace and the Inverted Planet is now available on Amazon. This was due in January, but delayed by health issues. At a total of around 30,000 words, it will now be available free from their Amazon dashboard to anyone who has purchased it. The extra short story Weighty Issue and the absolutely amazing…