Amateurs do it for love

The word amateur is misunderstood nowadays to mean someone not very good. Amateur! It's a term of contempt. But the word derives from the Latin verb Amo - love. (Amo, amas, amat, amamis, amatis, amant is just about the only thing I remember from Latin class long ago). Whether they are amateur book reviewers like … Continue reading Amateurs do it for love


Finished nanowrimo

I bashed out another 700 words yesterday morning to qualify and so officially did NaNoWriMo and got my valuable winners certificate along with millions of others. It was a useful exercise in discipline, sticking to a target. It definitely increases your productivity and that's what Teresa May wants. Unfortunately, in most jobs you don't get … Continue reading Finished nanowrimo

Sex Pests

Today I road on the roof of the bus to avoid any inappropriate shoulder rubbing with females. Unfortunately, a pedestrian accused me of looking down her cleavage and I was arrested anyway. The cells were already full of wolf-whistlers, knee touchers and other sex fiends so the police let me off with a caution.

New story in June issue of The Fifth Dimension

My political SF story Campaign Trail features in the June issue of The Fifth Dimension, published by Nomadic Delirium Press. It's available from their store and also on Smashwords and Amazon. It's about how big corporations influence elections, relevant given that Trump has just quit the planet's biggest environmental program. He says its for jobs … Continue reading New story in June issue of The Fifth Dimension