As someone whose business is words I can't help but weigh up the merits of the two that underpinned the UK Referendum. 'Leave' is active, dynamic, a bright red, sexy word. One syllable. Direct. Confident. 'Remain' is somewhat limp and passive, two unbalanced syllables, a hiccup then a drone, a slightly faded, left out in the sun kind of a word. I wonder…
Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2016
@waterstones_lym action booksellers.
Posted: 24th July 2016 @ 3:10 pm
@Leanne_Wells glad you liked it :)
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@sonjastone1 that's lucky :)
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@TarnRichardson happy birthday. Hope you enjoy.
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@LibraryCarolL yes, that
Posted: 20th July 2016 @ 7:53 pm
In puppy news - my new assistant Woody has been identified. We sent off a DNA test to find out what mix of breeds he is and it turns out he is mostly Spaniel but with about 5% Border Collie and Corgi in the mix. Personally I'm surprised they didn't find traces of either Dormouse in him - he sleeps A LOT, or Magpie - because of his colouring and tendency to steal things and turn them into a nest. This practice is now referred to in the Toyne household as "Woody's Roundup". Incidentally the tiny human in these photos is Betsy (4) included for added cuteness and scale.
Posted: 21st July 2016 @ 11:41 am
For those of you who couldn't make it to Thrillerfest in New York last week I'm also taking part in this on Saturday (16th July). It's an online festival which means the WHOLE WORLD is invited. That means you!! A whole bunch of top crime and thriller writer are also taking part. Details here. See you online I hope. View link
Posted: 14th July 2016 @ 10:54 am
My son Stan reads all the time. Some people say this is unusual, particularly in a boy, but I say 'I see nothing unusual in it'. Look - here he is reading at the kitchen table. Totally normal.
Posted: 14th July 2016 @ 10:12 am
Yes, this. Don't forget this. Free holiday and all.
The new summer thriller, SOLOMON CREED, by Simon Toyne is out and you have the chance to enjoy it on a beach in Dubai. HarperCollins UK teamed up with Mr Hyde to offer you an amazing prize: a five-night stay for two in Dubai at the incredible Amwaj Rotana hotel, plus a copy of the book. Just enter here: View link
Posted: 11th July 2016 @ 3:16 pm
Crossing 110th Street selfie. On my way to Thrillerfest Banquet last night. Moments later a drunk dude offered me a half drunk bottle of bourbon for my sunglasses.
Posted: 10th July 2016 @ 7:53 pm
Great panel yesterday at Thrillerfest on Research wherein we learned that it's useful to have a nuclear physicist as a brother-in-law and the Isle of Man is basically 8000 alcoholics clinging to a rock.
ThrillerFest Panel: Live it, Breathe it, or google it? Going to the research extreme with Simon Toyne, Valentina Giambanco, Ward Larsen, Bill Schweigart, Douglas Stewart, Brian Stoddart, and Leonardo Wild #ThrillerFest16
Posted: 10th July 2016 @ 1:23 pm
The Kindle Summer Sale has started and Solomon Creed is in it. Five hundred pages of summer suspense and action for only £1.99 - BARGAIN! Please buy it. Or at the very least share this message so someone else might. :) View link
HOW CAN HE SAVE A MAN WHO IS ALREADY DEAD?‘A fast-moving thriller that makes for an exhilarating read. Perfect for any fans of Lee Child’ SUN‘Compelling, vivid and profound’ PETER JAMES‘Who is Solomon Creed? He's the hero of an epic new series of thrillers. Simp...
Posted: 8th July 2016 @ 1:13 pm
Behold...the master of the panel.
Posted: 7th July 2016 @ 3:13 pm
On my way to the Fest they call 'Thrill'. Who's with me? View link
Posted: 6th July 2016 @ 2:47 pm
Here's that 'Win a trip to Dubai' competition again, only with prettier pictures and better wording.
The new summer thriller, SOLOMON CREED, by Simon Toyne is out and you have the chance to enjoy it on a beach in Dubai. We've teamed up with Mr Hyde to offer you an amazing prize: a five-night stay for two in Dubai at the incredible Amwaj Rotana hotel, plus a copy of the book. Just enter here: View link
Posted: 4th July 2016 @ 5:46 pm
Solomon Creed goes on holiday. (this is not the title of the next book)
So it begins Mr Simon Toyne 😎
Posted: 30th June 2016 @ 9:12 am
Further to the article I posted earlier about the similarity between the man arrested for allegedly wanting to kill Trump and the Dead Zone. Reflux Video shared this amusing piece of videopokery. View link
Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) meets Presidential nominee Donald Trump (Donald Trump) at an outdoor rally. Whilst shaking hands with Trump, Johnny has a p...
Posted: 21st June 2016 @ 3:38 pm
The first Stephen King book I ever read was 'The Dead Zone', wherein the hero sets out to assassinate a presidential candidate he knows to be evil and dangerous. I'll just leave this here... View link
A British man has told investigators he wanted to kill Donald Trump after being arrested at a campaign rally for trying to grab an officer's gun.
Posted: 21st June 2016 @ 8:09 am
Fancy winning a signed Solomon Creed/The Searcher paperback? Course you do. Ill even sign it and everything. All you have to do is click on the link below and leave your details. If you're already signed up to my mailing list then leave me a message below and you'll be entered twice (membership has its privileges) and all shares entered twice too. GO!! View link
Posted: 18th June 2016 @ 12:19 pm
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