A few of my readers have asked me to share some thoughts about my upcoming novel Knights of the Blackdowns … publication imminent! Categorising my own work has always been a huge challenge for me, but I think Gothic best describes it. Without giving away the plot, here are a few reasons. I hope you’ll … More Knights of the Blackdowns
On the occasion of yet another wet and windy day, officially my ‘last day’ with my largest customer, which is cutting down on the number of contractors such as myself, I left out some treats – including a bunch of Sainsbury’s Organic grapes – on the counter, for my colleagues to enjoy. The note below … More So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Lauren: This week’s guest is uber-famous author of Acts of Revenge, Tom Dawn. Tom, thank you for coming on the show. Yes delighted to meet you too, Lauren. I’m going with a medieval theme with my picks, but mostly on the cusp of the Renaissance. Why? Well, hmm… it goes with my next novel which … More Desert Island Discs
At last, the waiting is over! Acts of Revenge is now available through Amazon as a paperback or Kindle and to order from any good bookshop (not to mention any other online store). If you already read Descent, then you know the starting point is Malta. If not, then don’t worry — it’s a whole … More Acts of Revenge: Out Now!
We played a couple of creative games in our writers’ group over the last year, here’s the nuts and bolts of them: Game 1: Character Consequences Works best in a group. Define a new character by the traits below. Assuming you have a group, one person fills in one line, then passes the card on … More Consequences
…am I just talking bollocks? As promised in an earlier article I’ve been giving some thought to hiding a gun down your (or my) trousers. In a literary rather than a literal sense, that is. Sometimes the trouble can be too much advice, and this is the case with “concealed carry” weapons as Americans love to … More Is that a gun down your trousers, or…?
This is not an easy thing for me to say, but I’m not much of an expert on *anything* that most normal people care about. That’s part of the joy of being an IT consultant. Take guns, for example. Lots of them on telly of course, so they must be “interesting”. Of course they are! … More Guns and Ammunition
Ah! Those sleepless nights. They’re back again for the sequel. Meantime, a catchup with my ‘alma mater’ Exeter College, who have featured me on their website this week.
As promised, here is the follow-up Giveaway from GoodReads. You just need to enter the draw: Goodreads Book Giveaway Descent by Tom Dawn Giveaway ends November 11, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway 12 Nov update. The winners over both giveaways were: David from Vancouver Talita from São Paulo Pauline from … More GoodReads Giveaway #2
Wow… my first radio interview! I was talking to Luke Knight on Taunton’s Apple FM about my new book, Descent. Here it is… And here’s the transcript (isn’t speech recognition a marvel?) Luke: So your book Descent, without giving too much away, fill us in on what it’s about. Tom: At the beginning, a chap … More Radio Interview