PocketDocs Running with Scissors: The Man with the AK-47 is my Friend

At the suggestion of a friend, I decided to enter the Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) PocketDocs: Running with Scissors project. The objective was to write a 500 word story about a moment you did something reckless. I decided to give it a go and entered a story about my first overseas travel as an adult, backpacking through … Continue reading PocketDocs Running with Scissors: The Man with the AK-47 is my Friend

The Benevolent Deception book trailer made like a movie trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXXu4fTWw5k When I was planning how to promote my novel, The Benevolent Deception, I decided to create a book trailer. The finished product runs for one minute only, so doesn’t take up much time to watch. But a minute is fast, and you can’t get much information across in 60 seconds. Most book trailers are - let’s face it - … Continue reading The Benevolent Deception book trailer made like a movie trailer

8 real world gadgets perfect for modern espionage thrillers

Technology is developing at an ever expanding rate, and have as much implications on fictional worlds as in real life. Here are eight new real world gadgets that you might see in thriller novels of the future, some of which appear in my novel when it is released later this year. 1. Gunshot wound syringe … Continue reading 8 real world gadgets perfect for modern espionage thrillers

Movie Review: Spooks: The Greater Good

Being a long-time fan of the British television series Spooks, I was keen to see how it translated into the big screen format when the sequel movie, Spooks: The Greater Good, was released in May of this year. My problem was the movie never appeared in cinemas in Australia. I had to wait six months … Continue reading Movie Review: Spooks: The Greater Good