The Second Life of Bethany Sweet

The afterlife has always fascinated me. I don’t believe we only get one shot at getting it right. One life, then judgement and an eternity of suffering or bland repose. It seems too simplistic for the complex vortex of matter and energy our universe is made up of. Nor do I believe we just meet oblivion at… Continue reading The Second Life of Bethany Sweet

5 Elements of Steampunk

Originally posted on Writers Anon – Taunton's Writing Group:
A look back in time by Martine Lillycrop Many people wouldn’t know what steampunk was if it chugged past wearing a bustle and a top hat.  In reality, it’s one of science fiction’s most widely-known, best-kept secrets.  Except it isn’t really secret.  Even a casual…

Future Sense (or) Science Fiction Predictions

The recent floods in my part of the UK have prompted several people who’ve read my book, High Tide in the City, to comment on the uncanny accuracy of its grim prediction – that in 50 years or so, half the UK will be almost permanently under water. While I find this flattering, of course,… Continue reading Future Sense (or) Science Fiction Predictions

No Wriggling out of Radio

When fellow writer and member of Writers Anon, Paul Tobin asked if I minded him putting my name forward for Suzie Grogan’s Talking Books radio show, I said ‘Sure, why not?’  I didn’t think it would come to anything until I got an email from Suzie. I have to confess, I procrastinated about replying.  I’m… Continue reading No Wriggling out of Radio

The ‘What If’ Factor

I’ve been asked many times “How do you get the ideas for your stories?” In fact, I’ve probably answered that question on here already, but I was talking to someone recently and it reminded me of a conversation I had with my dad in the heady days when I believed I would become a best-selling… Continue reading The ‘What If’ Factor