I'm really pleased to announce a few upcoming events, including a bit of a mini tour to celebrate my literary hero, Ian Fleming. Fleming would have been 110 this May and he was a pretty fascinating character.
I'll be chatting about some of the strong male role models who influenced the young Fleming, and and how this helped create the character who remains unsurpassed in modern popular culture - James Bond. Read More
Now that RANGER is on pre-sale (check it out here) we took five minutes to quiz bestselling author Chris Allen on how he likes the high-octane cover design.
Do you like the cover design for RANGER?
I absolutely love the cover for my latest Alex Morgan adventure, right down to the vibrant, jungle green of the new title. Read More
THIS guy will be putting me through my paces at the author event on the evening of Thursday 24 February.
He's the fella who inspired the character Dave Sutherland, so there will be opportunity to grill Dave over his background and get his thoughts about his Intrepid namesake too... Read More
There are occasions in our lives when we have the good fortune of meeting people who are genuinely making a difference in the world, every day, without attention, accolade or reward. Sadly, those occasions are all too rare but when they do happen it is quite simply a privilege. When I deployed to East Timor in late 1999 on a humanitarian mission for CARE Australia, I met an incredibly humble, quietly spoken, hard-working, ridiculously smart Canadian nutrition specialist who had devoted her life to changing the lives of others. So, when I learned that this issue of GLOSS was to be all about ‘Game changers’, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to introduce you to a great friend of mine and real-time game changer, and there’s no better way for you to get to know her better than in her own words.
So, ladies and gentlemen, please meet Allison Tuffs. Read More
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With secret movie business underway, signed to Peony Literary Agency in Hong Kong, a trip to London & Los Angeles, and now to completing Avenger, my year’s been well and truly action-packed.
Around this time last year, I’d just re-released Defender and Hunter through Momentum.
Soon, it’ll be the same for Avenger and I just hope that you'll enjoy this new story, featuring the first female Intrepid agent putting Alex Morgan through his paces as they track down the architects of human trafficking.
With the year that was, I'm looking forward to finishing Intrepid 3 and having a float around on the pool for a few hours, but this blog is a throwback to the posts you enjoyed the most. Read More
One of the blogs I enjoy reading on writing, marketing and publishing books in 2013 is by Joanna Penn: The Creative Penn. I first appeared on her blog writing on Paratrooping and Publishing after self-publishing Defender in 2011.
This week, I asked on The Creative Penn whether writers are born or made. It's a conversation I also had with some of the co-founding members of the Action Thriller Writers Association of Australia (soon to be thrilleredge.com) - namely Greg Barron and Luke Preston (Tony Park, the other founding member was excused as he is writing his latest tome in South Africa) - about their experiences of 'becoming' a published author. You can read my full post on The Creative Penn blog here.
Our full interviews are published side-by-side, below, to show other aspiring and published writers an honest view of three other authors who are writing their way to, hopefully, the top.
My thanks to Greg and Luke for opening up about their experience, and I look forward to your comments on your own journey as a writer at the bottom of this post. Read More