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Crazy Japanese religious cults: how I got the idea for my first book

Today I thought about why I used the Japanese religious cult “Aum Shinrikyo” as the starting point for my first novel. My ex-wife and I stopped in Japan on our way back from Europe in 1985, and we visited Tokyo, … Continue reading

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How many characters spoil the plot?

Last night I saw Prometheus, the supposed prequel to 1973 film Alien, with Sigourney Weaver. Frankly, the plot didn’t impress me, and the film suffered from what I suspect is a common fault in films and books: too many “main” … Continue reading

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Knowing you could have prevented your sister’s death.

Today I released my new novel, Fire Damage, on Amazon Kindle. How do you get over knowing that you could have prevented your sister’s murder? Cameron Oakwood is an intelligence analyst whose sister and nephew were killed in a car … Continue reading

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