butterfly_effect_drawing_by_katepowellart-d53u79dWhen I think about some of the characters in my books, I have very mixed feelings about the prospect of spending time with them.

Some are so vile that I would not wish to spend any time with them at all (although if I could spy on them without them knowing I was there, I would spend many fascinating hours).

Some are so familiar to me from writing them (and interviewing them; and voicing their dialogue until I felt that I’d captured the essence of how they’d talk; and drawing them; and scouring magazines and web pages for images that I felt looked like them in some way…) that I feel as though I do hang out with them a lot already.

OK, enough putting it off.

I would spend time with….


Hey there it’s Paul again, with a big smile after installing the pro version of the Comment Luv plugin. Check it out by leaving a comment on my posts! (And hit me up on Facebook if it doesn’t work!). As I’ve been getting a few dozen spam messages per day on this blog alone, I’m also hoping that by using Comment Luv I’ll see that drop off as well as all of you good people taking advantage of some link juice from your comments. So come and post and get yourself a backlink!


I’m getting very excited because I’m getting close to publishing Omi.

┬áIn Germany, the Omi Corporation outsources the care of elderly Alzheimer’s patients to cost-effective locations around the world. What happens to loved ones and their new carers as the worst starts to happen? What will Parker do? Does Barfuss die? Is Helga ethereal? Which is worse – thunder, lightning, or rain? Read it – it’s your future too, after all.

I started this blog because… I was doing a video blogging challenge and I needed a place to put the videos. I didn’t really have a big goal for this site, it was just serving a purpose. Or at least, at first that’s all it was.