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Indie Author and the Ford Cortina

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What’s an indie author got to do with a recalcitrant Ford Cortina? More than you might imagine! I suppose we all remember firsts. The first job, the first car, the first kiss… I wasn’t an indie author in the summer 1974, but it was when I bought my first car. It was a ten-year-old Mk1 Ford Cortina, […]

Dark Minds!

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Dark Minds… Coming Soon! I’m thrilled to say that my short story The Sydney Dahlia will be included in the first volume of the charity anthology, Dark Minds (ed. by Betsy Reavley) to be published in mid-December.Due to the amazing generosity of the authors, and the hard work of Betsy and her team at Bloodhound Books, there’ll […]

New Release – The Sydney Quartet

new release Meet Me at Harry's

Latest Release:Meet Me at Harry’sDear Readers,I hope you enjoyed reading ‘Shadow House’ and ‘Flank Street’, and will go on to enjoy ‘Meet Me at Harry’s’. For those of you who are not familiar with Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, it is an iconic pie cart situated in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo. (Woolloomooloo — what a […]

Flank Street – The Sydney Quartet: Book Two

Flank Street was released today!   From the first word to the first sale has taken a bit over six months. It feels a lot longer, possibly because this was the first time in more than three decades I’d spent a winter in Europe; it seemed to go on forever. I missed the warmth of Australia […]

Protagonist

Protagonist – which is your favourite? We all have our favourite protagonist, these are a handful of mine. Being a fan of noir, protagonist Philip Marlowe, the private detective created by Raymond Chandler, is high on my list. He is one of the most inspirational character I have ever read. He’s the epitome of heroism, toughness, […]

Noir

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Noir and neo-noir fiction and movies. Noir was an easy choice for today’s letter ‘N’ for the April A to Z Challenge. Noir is one of my favourite genres in both books and movies. The core of popular noir stems from authors such as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain – “The Postman Always Rings […]

Micky

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Micky DeWitt is the main character and narrator from Flank Street. Micky is entirely fictitious, or as far as a character can be. When it comes to creating characters, we all draw on people who’ve crossed our paths, or influenced us in one way or another. I don’t know who Micky is, or where he […]

Flank Street – The Sydney Quartet

I took a different approach to writing Flank Street than I did to writing other books. I wrote the last page first, called it a prologue, and then worked out how the MC would get there. It was fun and the writing went fast. It’s written in first person from the view of Micky DeWitt, a […]

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