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Douglas Watkinson author of The Fire Pit Book

Real Hawks and the Spy

This week I’m abandoning Nathan Hawk, whose latest appearance on BookBub (Haggard Hawk, the first I ever wrote) brought a staggering 60 odd thousand downloads, and many requests to follow it up with another gruesome crime to solve. Which I will do, just as soon as I’ve finished The Fire Pit. Meantime, at least for a day while…

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Exploiting my nearest and dearest…

I can’t tell you how difficult it is to write about people you know! I don’t mean the cannon fodder (in writing terms!) you meet in passing, or even people you see every day and would say you knew … reasonably well. They’re dead easy to draw without a shred of conscience and sometimes they prefer the picture…

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I think it’s a female talent…

I’m talking about doing two things at once. Or even two things in succession, to say nothing of three, four or five. Plate spinning. My inability may just be the result of the business I’ve been in for the past 200 years, but I find it extremely difficult to write in the morning, stop working, stop thinking about…

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