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In the Lion’s Den

Novelists are a sensitive bunch on the whole. So it was with some trepidation that I agreed to face a library book club on a cold, wet Monday afternoon, to hear their comments on my novel The Butterfly Collector. One of the things a writer fears most is criticism. You’ve spent hours labouring over your magnum opus and expect the…

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Peter Calliet – miscreant or misunderstood?

‘Coarse.’ ‘Objectionable.’ ‘A spoilt, commitment-phobic womaniser and control freak.’ ‘Misogynist with a building site attitude to women.’ These are but a few of the many comments by female readers aimed at Peter Calliet, the main protagonist in my first novel The Butterfly Collector. As the author and creator, I suppose I should rush to his defence like the parent of a badly…

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The Butterfly Collector on Hot Radio!

Adam was recently a guest of Hot Radio and was interviewed by Geoff Carter for his 12 o’clock interview. He talked about ‘The Butterfly Collector‘ and also about the world of self-publishing.

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The song is over

The second draft of my second novel is finished. My favourite blue pen has been laid to rest in the third drawer of my desk, overlooking a trout stream and weeping willows and will remain there until further notice.  (Editor’s note: Trout stream?) Now begins the note taking and fact-finding, checking research details and e-mailing prospective researchees. The standard of the next draft needs…

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Keith Talent

Of all the anti-heroes in modern literature, Keith Talent has to be the best. He plays darts, drinks beer and watches pornography, secure in the knowledge that life is too short to work and pay taxes. His criminal enterprises are dogged by failure and a sense of impending disaster that taints all the other aspects of his life, including his beloved darts. Martin…

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