Tarot Reading – Testimonial from Tripfiction

As part of promotion for my Tarot Detective novel, I gave a skype reading to the well known book blogger and founder of Tripfiction, Tina Hartas. You can click on the link here to learn more or read the following verdict which I have cut and pasted from her article:   “How was it for…

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My Tarot Reading for Sunday Times Journalist

I was pretty nervous about doing this one, as I used to write a lot for this paper. Felt like a sitting duck… Ex journo goes soft in middle age etc etc … but it went very well. And, as luck would have it,  I got a bit of psychic turbo-good-fortune at the end. Thank…

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Tarot for Twitter – Are you a Sheep?

Does Twitter make you Stupid & Boring? (A: Yes, a little bit)   The night after Donald Trump won his election, I was in Rome at the opening exhibition of an octogenarian photo-journalist from Naples, who had spent  much of her career photographing the shot-out remains of murdered mafia victims.  Brilliant, gory photographs they were. too  She sat in…

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Having Your Tarot Cards Read

  ROLE REVERSAL   It’s one thing to be the Tarot reader dishing out all that fine advice, it’s quite another to be the person who has to sit there politely and listen to it. Some people just can’t  Before I’ve even finished laying out the cards they’re filling the void with gabble… Oh my God that…

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How to Write an Opening Sentence

PRIZE FOR BEST OPENING SENTENCE   A WRITING COMPETITION   I’m not expecting a flood of responses at this very early stage in my plot to ‘break the internet’, as Shakespeare so cleverly described it. But here’s the idea. Send me an opening sentence to the novel you may never get around to writing (or maybe…

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Writing for money: making a living

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Making Money from Writing?   “No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.” Samuel Johnson made two mistakes there. The first is obvious and can be put down to 18th Century bad manners. The second, he can hardly be blamed for. They hadn’t invented the internet 250 years ago. How could he have known that in…

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