Fontana & Istilor

Welcome to my second book! Fontana & Istilor has been bubbling away for several months. It burst into my brain in the early part of 2023, and it would not leave until it had been fully realised. I am proud of this, it is completely different to The Awakening, and thus has its own, unique […]

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The Awakening

Back in 2019 (yes, I am aware I’ve told this story before), I started a journey. It began as a piece of… well, not fan fiction, for it was an original piece of work, but it was a story for my website. I developed it during quiet periods at work, and at home. I was […]

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Jumpmaster Press

I want to introduce you to my publishers, namely the good people of Jumpmaster Press! Jumpmaster Press have a huge selection of sci-fi and fantasy stories from a wide range of authors, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor Armin Shimerman. Jumpmaster Press have given me an opportunity and they have helped me to hone […]

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The Forums

That’s the idea behind the forums, which can be found here. Well, ok, maybe not unlimited – I mean, we’re bound to disagree, and I welcome robust discussions! If you are interested, sign up – but by all means browse first to see if there are topics of interest, and feel free to create topics […]

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Pinning the Important Stuff

I figured it wouldn’t hurt to put all the ways and means of contacting/interacting with me in one, easy to find place – in case the social media links weren’t obvious enough. An important project is The Coalition of the Brave. New contributors are always welcome. You can catch me on Facebook. You’ll definitely catch […]

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The Meerkat Muse: 29/5/24

Welcome back to the Meerkat Muse! As we hurtle towards the end of May, what’s been happening? Life Insurance I’ll grant this is not the most exciting place to start a Muse, but a couple of weeks ago I had a call about my existing life insurance policy. As I do have life insurance, I […]

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Writing Prompts: It Seemed like a Good Idea…

History is littered with ideas, plans, concepts and notions that often seem good and grand. Sometimes they prove to be exactly that, but on other occasions they founder against misplaced expectations, poor marketing, and bad execution. Technology is one field where this happens a lot, and Time Magazine has an article about 20 of the […]

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Writing Prompts: Voyager

If there is anything that offers a satisfying, memorable testament to human endeavour, it’s the epic journeys of the Voyager space probes. Launched in the late 1970s, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 (ironically, Voyager 2 launched first) have returned some incredible information about the solar system, and now they have given us a glimpse as […]

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Go Time!

On the 4th of July, UK voters will go to the polls with the opportunity to send a message. After fourteen years of woeful and inept governance by the Tories, Britons can kick them out. Whether this plays out is a different story, but the opportunity is there, and it must be seized. The Tories […]

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The Trial of Trump

Unless you’ve been living under the rock these past few months, you’ll be aware that former US president Donald Trump has been on trial for falsifying business records. His is the first criminal trial of a former president, and that alone would have been enough to generate considerable media attention. Since this is Donald Trump, […]

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Writing Prompts: Legacy

What is the legacy you want to leave behind? When the dust is settling over my life, will I reflect upon it as a worthwhile adventure? Will I feel that I’ve left behind something good? Will my name be fondly remembered? Tough questions. I suppose some of it depends on how you might define ‘legacy’. […]

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Writing Prompts: Am I a Narcissist?

I offer up this Prompt because recently, I was accused of being a narcissist, ironically from someone who more readily fits the bill for actually being one. The concept rattled around my brain for a few days, until I decided the best way to express my thoughts was via a Prompt. Duke Health offers up […]

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Writing Prompts: Productive Times

When do you feel most productive? As a general rule, I think I’m at my most productive in the mornings. After the first coffee of the day, and a bit of breakfast, I tend to find myself feeling… well, not exactly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I’m too much of a grey-muzzle for that, but certainly more […]

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Writing Prompts: Discussion Points

What topics do you like to discuss? I like to discuss a lot of things. I’ve been blogging at Meerkat Musings for nearly ten years, and I’ve been active on the web for even longer. In that time, I have found engaging in – and enjoying, to various degrees – discussions about football, Formula 1, […]

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