: an archive of
articles, reviews, features + Sam Hawksmoor's YA Fiction

Greetings from a much neglected website. Sorry it's a scruf
fy relic from a forgotten age but I've been pretty busy running and keeping Sam Hawksmoor in check. I promise I'm still writing despite heart attacks and being stranded in Lincolnshire for the last few years. Lots of material well hidden in the archives here. If you want to say hi, find me at hackwriters, been known to reply ...

The Current Editorial on Perhaps I was hoping too much for investing positive thoughts for just 31 days. My sister, who runs Positive Living Radio practices positive thinking 365 days a year, but I think that would clearly make me insane. It goes against my nature, that of being an optimistic pessimist ... more here

Another Place To Die

Another Place To Die: The Endtime Chronicles
New 2nd Edition in print and kindle /Q & A with the authors
A reworking of this classic pandemic novel (Replaces previous Ist Edition)

Could you survive a world where antibiotics no longer work?

A city is gripped by fear as a lethal virus approaches from the East. No one knows how many are dying. People are scared of being thrown into quarantine. Best friends Kira and Liz once parted are scared they will never see each other again. Teen lovers, Chris and Rachel, prepare to escape to the islands, to wait it out. Anarchists are going from island to island burning. Prophet Arnold promises salvation to all those who believe, but what kind of life awaits the survivors? Once a virus takes hold, chaos reigns. If you flee - how do you know you aren't taking it with you? Where is safe exactly? Another Place To Die (Extract) -
'Beautiful, plausible, and sickeningly addictive',
Roxy Williams -
'I was drawn into the story immediately and couldn't put it down. The characters are still with me. Excellent book.'
Nick11 Amazon UK 2015
'A great story, well told'
- Austin - Amazon UK 2015

DIAMONDS - The Rush of '72
ISBN 13: 9781411610880
Publisher 289 pages paperback

also available on iTunes or Kindle
& Amazon
Diamonds - The Rush of '72’ is a bold and ambitious western, telling the true story of the long-forgotten diamond rush in California in the 1870's. The story follows the progress of the two world-weary Kentucky prospectors, Philip Arnold and John Slack, who claimed to have found the diamond fields. The two men walk into a bank in San Francisco one morning to deposit a sack of diamonds in its vault, and this sets in motion a story that focuses the attention of the world upon them. more

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