Where does my inspiration for The Madison Chronicles come from? I’m currently writing and editing book two of The Madison Chronicles while book one— Sadie Madison and the Boy In The Crimson Scarf— is going out to agents. So, before you can get your hands on it, here’s a blog about some of the tv […]

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I’ve always loved monsters. I even love the word Monsters. Hmmm, Monsters. What’s not to love about Monsters? Oh, right, yeah… they’re terrifying! But isn’t that’s why we love them? Yes. It is. There are no limitations with monsters. They can be all, and anything, and everything that you want them to be; what you […]

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Well, it’s been a while since I updated you on what’s been going on here. So, here goes… I’ve spent the time stripping book one of The Madison Chronicles: Sadie Madison and the Boy In The Crimson Scarf back to basics and building it all back up again. It’s now a little over 140k words […]

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As a writer, one of my favourite parts of the job is world building. Since falling in love with reading, I’ve always relished diving into a new book and discovering the world that I find around me. The task of creating my own worlds for others to discover is the closet I’ll get to being […]

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I’m really geared up and excited to take Sadie Madison in 2016. Here’s a writing update… I’m rattling through my edits and corrections on book one of The Madison Chronicles, Sadie Madison and the Boy In The Crimson Scarf. I’ll be working endless on them throughout December and over Christmas, so hopefully all that hard […]

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Another month and another long list of edits, updates, changes and re-writes. I’m only a week or so away from completion now (first major draft) and then I’ll be sending my words out to some of you for appraisal and feedback. I’m really excited about the book now, not that i wasn’t before, but, over […]

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Quick Interview with me… What is your motto or maxim? NjH: “You should be writing!” How would you describe your life in only 8 words? NjH: Get up, read books, write books, eat, sleep. Questions About Books and Writing Who are your favourite authors? NjH: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Clive Barker, Douglas Coupland, JRR Tolkien, […]

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So, I’ve almost finished my second novel. Book One of The Madison Chronicles, Sadie Madison and the Boy In The Crimson Scarf Each of the five books in the series is written about the Madison family; Michael and Larissa, and their three children; Natalie, Sadie and Joshua. They live in a marvelous house, at the […]

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Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s Fighting Fantasy series has got a lot to answer for… As a child I hated reading. Really hated it. I couldn’t think of anything worse. I’m sure I was even guilty of saying, “What’s the point in reading a book when you can watch the film?” These days I’ll stop […]

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