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April 19, 2014

When Luck Turns Up I will be Here #treeoflaxmi

Shivering in the morning chill: champagne air which the British found only in the hill stations of India, I huddle deeper into my sweatshirt. Pulling the hood over my head, I peer into the predawn darkness, trying to see my companion: the only other soul awake at this insane hour. I […]
April 18, 2014

How to Make it to the Top 5% of Indies

I met Fran Pickering a few years ago, when I had just published my first book, and she was debating whether to publish hers. Then she plunged in. Today Fran’s novel, the Cherry Blossom Murder has made it to the quarterfinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014. That’s 5% […]
March 22, 2014

21 Till I Die

21 days of repeating the same action day after day creates a habit. It takes another 21, of abstinence to break it. Surviving the first twenty-one weeks in a womb normally means a good chance you will get through the next nineteen; to emerge into the unknown: walking a path […]
March 8, 2014

Rise of the Female Superhero

The divine feminine: the cosmic energy worshipped in many cultures has come full circle, with the rise of a brave new breed of female superheroes, who have burst on the scene fully formed. Take Ruby Iyer – one Monday morning, en route her place of work in Bombay city, she […]
March 1, 2014

Eyeball Heroin(e)? Hell, yes! This is how I write.

“Do you write on cocaine?” asked a fellow attendee in my writer’s group. He was referring to an early episode of The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer: when I first started writing the book as a serialised story. I had just read one of these stories to the group. He did not […]