Archive for February, 2012

This month, I’ve pretty much taken over the writing magazines in the UK, in a marketing whirlwind prior to the release of Paint this town Red. Yesterday, it was Writers’ News, today it’s Writing Magazine, which carries one of my letters, praising Nick Button’s fantastic cover design for the novel. Here’s the proof, dudes:

WM Letter Nick Button

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Writers News Article

The Reading ListI’ve been interviewed by Megan Rattliff on the excellent blog-site The Reading List today. The interview covers all the usual stuff about why I write, tips for wannabe writers and also has a lot about Paint this town Red,  including an exclusive take on the seeds for the novel – a teenage episode which chilled my blood up in the hills surrounding New(ton) Mills.

You can read the full interview here.

AJ Kirby’s political satire features again in this month’s Home Defence UK update, which features ‘Diddy’ Dave Cameron on the charm-offensive in Liverpool…

You can read the piece here.

And remember to check out the rest of HDUK too…

Morgen Bailey.comI’ve been extensively interviewed today on the Morgen Bailey Writing Blog, and you can read the full interview online here.  There’s  lots to get your teeth into here, including some great stuff about the forthcoming release of Paint this town Red, and some retrospectives on Bully, Perfect World, and The Magpie Trap. My thanks to Morgen for a brilliantly researched interview and some probing questions which demanded more than my usual “yes”/ “no” answers.

Marilyn BaronThere’s a really interesting Q and A with author Marilyn Baron (with a great mention of my work) posted online today. You can read the full thing here.

Marilyn is the co-author of my February Book of the Month, The Edger, and she truly has some interesting stuff to say. Check it out…

Paint that town RedThis weekend, I’ll mostly be painting that town Red. Amsterdam, in case you were wondering. Watch this space for a travel piece coming soon. If I can remember any of it. Never been to The Dam before. Always presumed I’d be going on a stag-do or something like that, so have hung fire until now before releasing the AJ Kirby beast on the Dutch. Never fear. I’m taking a handful of PAINT THIS TOWN RED promotional postcards so they won’t miss out on the release of the novel…