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Wet weather writing day in Hobart.

July 15, 2024 - 10:08 -- Admin

After a cold but fine weekend, we got some real Tasmanian weather overnight, so I’ll be staying tucked up in my hotel room today, working on The Javan War. We’ll see how that goes without my usual screen farm. I don’t mind the change in venue, however. Lots of writers dream of locking themselves into a hotel room until their project is done. And there is something pleasing about being warm and dry while foul weather prevails outside your big picture windows.

Happy accident

July 12, 2024 - 15:34 -- Admin

I’m sitting in my apartment in Hobart, waiting for Jane to arrive, having flown in earlier today. I did a new thing on the flight down. I listened to a whole audiobook. It was only two hours long, and I was a bit pissed off when I bought it by accident, thinking it was a full-length Mick Herron Slow Horses title.

But it was just a short short. The List.

Familiar Spirits.

July 11, 2024 - 09:14 -- Admin

The other day, I received a pleasant package containing a bespoke gin made by Justin Bell, one of our regulars here (and soon to be a cover identity in the next Sleeper Agent book).

After bedding down the Felafel re-launch, I finally had time to uncork it and take a sip last night and omifuckinggod it’s amazing.

Slow Horses.

July 4, 2024 - 14:30 -- Admin

I decided to have a break from podcasts. A month or so. The accelerating shitshow in America has contaminated all of my current affairs feeds and started to leak into my fitness pods, too. There’s a weird right-wing tilt to most fitness content. Especially strength training. Maybe it’s all the rugged individualism - or an attachment to the mythology, at least.

Wait, what? Rock is dead?

July 2, 2024 - 06:08 -- Admin

Man, I sorta knew that my fave old musical genre had been doing it tough, but I didn’t realise that rock music had actually died and all that remained now was a shambling zombie husk shuffling through the dead end of the music charts.