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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Writing Prompts: Model Railways

One of my earliest train memories is of going into London with my mum, dad and brother, where I not only recall the excitement of using the London Underground, but also of visiting a model railway exhibition. The level of detail, and the dedication to the craft, was incredible. Alas, my memory does not permit […]

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The Meerkat Q&A: Round One

It has occurred to me that the Writing Prompts, as varied as they may be, are getting stretched thin. The typical blog post ideas you’ll find online are rehashed forms of the usual questions, and they do not interest me. I’ve had more joy with going off the beaten track, and even more fun to […]

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Writing Prompts: ‘I am Looking at…’

So, this Prompt idea comes from the National Writing Project, and whilst I won’t necessarily do every prompt on the list, I am certainly intrigued by some of them, and I will start at the beginning, with following: Here is the first one she suggests: “I am looking at”. Try going for the full ten […]

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Writing Prompts: Top 3 (and Bottom 3) Cakes!

https://x.com/AurynJaneway/status/1810423064817021434 This is another prompt via Twitter, this time from Auryn Janeway. It’s a topic that surely a lot of us can appreciate: cake! So, what might be the bottom three cakes, as far as this meerkat is concerned? I’m placing lemon drizzle cake at the bottom. I like lemons, but not most lemon-flavoured products, […]

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Trump’s Close Call

Originally posted on The Coalition of the Brave. It is no secret that I am not a Donald Trump fan. I consider him to be an oafish, dangerous, and ultimately incompetent man, as proven by his history of failure. but this does not mean that people should be resorting to violence to silence him. On […]

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Writing Prompts: If you had the money to go on five vacations, where would you go?

https://x.com/flowerwasaqueen/status/1810420088505262183 Ordinarily, I’d embed the tweet here, but of late WordPress and Twitter refuse to cooperate with one another. The suggestion from Manorial Meerkat (you better believe that there are a great many meerkats of Twitter) was about vacations, and it had me pondering my top five places. This is a fluid list, for I […]

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Writing Prompts: Favourite Season

What is your favorite season of year? Why? Without a shadow of a doubt, summer is my favourite season. Meerkats are not built for cold weather, so when the sun comes out, it brings a smile to my face. I want to be able to enjoy the sunshine, I want blue skies, and cold beers […]

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Writing Prompts: The First Day

The day was the 10th of July 2004. It involved a trip to London, and a new, unfamiliar destination, namely Fenchurch Street station. I’ll confess to not really knowing of the station’s existence, but I had an important rendezvous. My journey was to meet someone. I had no idea as to how the future of […]

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Writing Prompts: Bath Salts

Do I make use of bath salts? Should I make use of bath salts? To answer the first question, no, I do not use bath salts. As to whether or not I should, let us first consider what bath salts are. Simply put, they are items that add a level of fizz and pop to […]

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