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Showcase: Veldt Hunter

Hello, Readers!   Next week is our last week before our Christmas hiatus, when I will share a couple of charming short stories to get you in the mood for the Christmas festivities and help you to feel hope and optimism for the year to come. But first, I want to start to ...
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Showcase: The Law of Capture

Hello, Readers!   This week, we return to the novel extracts of the shortlistees of the 2020 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize (Best Unpublished Manuscript). My thanks again to each of the authors who have shared their extracts with Write On! Up next is Joe Totten and his exciting 19th-century Western, The Law ...
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Showcase: Sleepers and Ties

Readers, you're in luck! I have a real treat to share with you this week, and, for our UK audience, one to keep you entertained if a new lockdown has been imposed in your area (at the time of writing, the country is awaiting an announcement from the government). Regular readers ...
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Showcase: The Lioness & The Flame + Nursery Rhymes

I hope you will allow me a small self-indulgence this week. Two years ago, I was privileged to see my debut novel shortlisted for one of the most prestigious adventure fiction awards open to unpublished authors. By some small miracle, my second novel was shortlisted for the same award this year. The ...

As A… Writer: Bill Swiggs

In this week’s ‘As a…’ interview, Dan Cross spoke with Bill Swiggs about his debut novel, his whirlwind experience of being selected as the winner of the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, and the road to publication.  Bill is a former firefighter for the Royal Australian Air Force and police ...