Month: August 2015

the language police

Two weeks ago I was doing the final read-through and final edit for Deception Bay. Part of that process is using WordPerfect’s Grammatik, which tells me what sins I’ve committed against proper usage, and the spell-check program, which can unerringly discover place and people names that it’s never heard of, but can’t tell me when I’ve typed the wrong word,…

turn a blind eye

Deliberately refuse to acknowledge something which you know to be true. Admiral Horatio Nelson is supposed to have said this when wilfully disobeying a signal to withdraw during a naval engagement. Such tales, especially about national heroes like Nelson, are often exaggerated or fictitious. Here, however, there’s very good evidence to show that Nelson was indeed the source of this…

Deception Bay cover

Here, as promised, is the cover for Deception Bay. The book has gone off to the printer, but I haven’t heard from them, so am not sure when the book will be ready. But it’s in process! If you’d like to see the back page blurb again, you can click on the title of Sunday’s entry, which is “Deception Bay.”…

Deception Bay

That’s the name of the novel I’m just about to publish, and getting it ready for the printer, as well as two online sites, has been keeping me glued to the keyboard all weekend. My frustrations arise because I have to use Microsoft Word to submit the manuscripts to the online publishers. My word processor of choice is WordPerfect, which…