I’ve written before about my uncanny (and unwanted) habit of writing plot lines that have a tendency to come true. From the ban on travel from Muslim countries in A House Divided (attempted by Trump long after I first wrote it), to the murder of a politician called Jo in a book I simply didn’t have the stomach […]
“We’re making you this offer now. You won’t get it again. There’s a van heading to the centre tonight, and you could be on it. If you want.” Read the second chapter of Divide And Rule.
It’s odd that when you browse the political thriller charts on Amazon, you get something very different from what you see on TV. I want to change that!
‘Beyond the water, beyond the tourists and the London Eye, smoke gushed up and over the rooftops, spreading and billowing as the wind caught it. She stared as it thickened and rose. Behind her was silence, the Parliamentary Labour Party collectively holding its breath.’. Read Chapter 3 of ‘A House Divided’.
A short story – my response to the news of Mexican children being separated from their parents at the US border. It made me wonder what a small child would imagine was happening when separated from their parents and unsure when they’d be reunited.
In this first in a regular series of book recommendation posts, I list some political thrillers you might enjoy.
I took a day off work to learn about writing great political drama by watching Darkest Hour. Here’s my verdict.
We’ve seen a lot of sleazy politicians lately. From Trump and his advisors and their dodgy dealings with Russia, through the growing list of MPs who’ve sexually harassed their colleagues, to the Paradise Papers and the barely-legal tax dealings of the rich and powerful, there seem to be some pretty unsavoury people at the top. […]
What to do when a book’s bad guy starts to become reality.