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Divergent Thinking, featuring my good friend Janine Spendlove

I was one of the many people who recommended to Janine Spendlove that she read Divergent, which is likely to be the next big thing after The Hunger Games trilogy, which cast a spell over both of us. Well, she … Continue reading

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I remember Marie, and Marie remembers me.

Errors of grammar, punctuation, spelling in the following text have been left as in the original. Steve This year at Cross Keys has taught me much. And some of these things I’ll remember throughout the rest of my life. One … Continue reading

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My Review of “Legend” by Marie Lu (5 stars)

I’m a YA writer myself and am working on the second volume of a YA dystopian trilogy that began with Discarded Faces. Therefore I need to follow trends in my chosen field.┬áThat was how I found out about┬áLegend, by Marie … Continue reading

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Katniss Everdeen compared to Peb Corbo

For those who’ve read the Hunger Games trilogy and are considering reading my YA Dystopia Discarded Faces, I’ve prepared the following comparison between Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games and Peb Corbo of Discarded Faces. It would look better if … Continue reading

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I Have Decided Not to Sue Suzanne Collins After All

No one can spend very long discussing science fiction and fantasy with me without soon discovering I’m a huge fan of the Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins, especially the first two. The third one, Mockingjay, is a bit of … Continue reading

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My Next Big Thing

The following FAQ is my contribution to the My Next Big Thing series of blogs. It concerns my work in progress (WIP), which I hope to have ready for my free-lance editor by the end of January. What is the … Continue reading

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My Review of “J2” by Phoebe Wray (5 stars out of 5).

For those who enjoyed Phoebe Wray’s debut sci-fi novel, Jemma 7729, as much as I did, the projected sequel J2 was eagerly anticipated. And for this reader at least, J2 does not disappoint. This book J2 is named after its … Continue reading

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