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The Britain which is approaching the Brexit date is not the same Britain as the one responsible for the two-year-old referendum vote. What possible reason could there be for denying the true democracy of asking its citizens in a second referendum what they want NOW? Continue reading →
Reports assuming that Brexit will happen are arguably just as manipulative as those suggesting it might not – but the phrase “if Brexit goes ahead” has acquired the status of a taboo. Continue reading →
Can a mystery novel work if it’s set against unresolved real-world events like the US presidential election or Britain’s tortured Brexit process? Never Going to Happen (released on Kindle in March 2018) aims to prove that it can. Continue reading →
Should we approve of everything done by the leading character in a novel? Should he or she be a “hero” in the traditional sense, or should such characters exhibit normal human flaws such as occasional bad judgement and indecision? Continue reading →
Self-publishing? Three or four years ago I knew nothing. Since then I feel I’ve made a lot of the right moves … but where are the books sales to prove it? I have good reviews and a steady trickle of sales and “reads”, but I still have a mountain to climb to achieve real visibility. Continue reading →
We’ve all met him – the boss from hell. Logistics leader Alan Treadwell is one of that breed … and journalist Mike Stanhope has to ghost-write his autobiography. Denial of Credit, Peter Rowlands’ new mystery thriller, tracks the dramatic story that follows. Continue reading →
The picture with this blog shows me pointing out my novel Alternative Outcome in a number one slot (though not THE number one slot) in a listing of other books on Amazon US website. Impressed? I was! Or was it all just wishful thinking? Continue reading →
Alternative Outcome, my first mystery drama, is free on Amazon (all markets) in Kindle format from 9 to 13 January 2017 (inclusive). If you haven’t seen it yet, now’s the time to get it for nothing! On Amazon UK it’s www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CK1XVHK. Continue reading →
I sent a press release out to the literary press. “Sorry, we don’t review e-books,” came the replies. How could they? If they did, they would be inundated with emails containing e-books or links to them. Some kind of qualitative mediation for indie books is apparently required. That’s the self-publishing paradox. Continue reading →
I want to promote my new novel, but for people who haven’t read my first one, the new one contains spoilers. So what should my message be? I want to say, “My new book is out, but please don’t read it – read the other one.” Yet that sounds daft! Continue reading →