This week’s blog: 9 long years for Julian Assange

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Eleven years ago, Julian Assange published the first of a series of leaks from American military intelligence, showing a US gunship killing civilians and journalists in Iraq.

Nine years ago he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, believing charges had been trumped up against him in order to have him prosecuted by the US.

Nine long years later, he is in Belmarsh Prison. The charges have been dropped, but he is still unable to live freely. His only ‘crime’ is to have revealed the truth of US and UK war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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“If I should forget you…”

Talking to Leeds Literary Festival about the popularity of amnesia in stories and my amnesia-based psychological thriller “Room 15”

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Out now in paperback and e-book, Room 15 is a psychological mystery thriller about a police detective who discovers he has amnesia and that someone is trying to kill him before he gets his memory back.
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Noir thriller The Breaking of Liam Glass has received five star reviews, #1 bestseller on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for satire.

And has been nominated for two literary awards. Now in its second edition.

“A crime story that is both very topical and darkly funny…” Robert Parker

The Cupboard – seven unusual short stories, plus bonus novella The Procedure

“Had me gripped” – Lyn Moffett
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Teach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Course 

Amazon bestseller that takes you through the process of writing and editing from before you start to after you finish.

Recommended reading on MA courses.

Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film and TV 

Filled with tips, tricks and industry information on pitching and selling screenplays for fiction and documentary, single dramas and series, also an Amazon best-seller.

Recommended on MA courses.

Police Slang by Charles Harris

Police Slang

What the police really say. Funny and revealing. A stocking filler for your favourite crime reader or writer (or criminal!)


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