Henry Hyde: Designer, Writer, Editor

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Dragon Dictation for Writers on the Mac

Dragon Dictation for Writers on the Mac

With a number of life challenges demanding my time over recent months, I have singularly failed to make sufficient progress on the first draft of Wargaming Campaigns, the book I have been promising to Pen & Sword for the last… ooh… four years! (A repeat performance, indeed, of my first…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Jessica Bell

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell is an award-winning author and writing and publishing coach. Having admired her incredibly diverse achievements from afar, I was delighted to finally meet Jessica at London Book Fair earlier this year. In addition to her novels and poetry collections, and her bestselling Writing in a Nutshell series, Jessica Bell has…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with JD Smith

Author Insights: Six of the Best with JD Smith

Jane Dixon-Smith, known as JD Smith in the writing world, inhabits a space that almost exactly mirrors my own. By day, she’s a highly successful graphic designer, specialising in book jacket design. But in her spare time, JD Smith puts her fingers on the keyboard and taps out splendid novels.…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Clare Flynn

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Clare Flynn

Many thanks to fellow south coast author Clare Flynn for agreeing to participate in my Author Insights series. I first met Clare online via the Alliance of Independent Authors (see link top right above) and subsequently discovered she now lives not far away in lovely Eastbourne, a place I know…

Author Insights: Six of the best with Pippa DaCosta

Author Insights: Six of the best with Pippa DaCosta

I’m delighted to welcome Pippa DaCosta to my online home. I first met Pippa at the London Book Fair earlier this year, where I was struck by her huge energy, enthusiasm, intelligence and good humour—she may not be very tall, but she is a towering talent, as her USA Today successes…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Keith Dixon

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Keith Dixon

The next willing victim of the series is crime writer Keith Dixon. Keith has worked as a proofreader, a copywriter, an editor and a creator of online content for training organizations. For a while he worked as an organizational psychologist, running training courses for a variety of well-known companies. A Yorkshireman by birth, Keith Dixon then lived in…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with JJ Marsh

Author Insights: Six of the Best with JJ Marsh

This week, I welcome JJ Marsh to my little corner of the web. JJ Marsh is a founder member of Triskele Books, European correspondent for Words with JAM magazine, co-edits Swiss literary hub The Woolf and is a reviewer for Bookmuse. Jill grew up in Wales, Africa and the Middle East, where her curiosity for…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with A D Starrling

Author Insights: Six of the Best with A D Starrling

This week, I’m delighted to introduce you to A D Starrling, who splits her time between writing thrillers and being a highly qualified and experienced Neonatal Intensive Care doctor! Her path into the world of indie publishing is both impressive and inspiring – it certainly proves that it’s possible to build…

Author Insights: Six of the best with Harry Sidebottom

Author Insights: Six of the best with Harry Sidebottom

This week, I’m pleased to introduce you to international best-selling historical novelist Dr Harry Sidebottom. I actually met Harry because of my previous incarnation as the editor of a wargames magazine – he and I share a fascination with playing with toy soldiers! (I told mum it would be useful one day…)…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Clifford Beal

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Clifford Beal

This is a real personal pleasure for me, because I’ve known Rhode Island native Clifford Beal since we met at Sussex University back in 1982. He was a visiting Masters Degree student studying International Relations (which stood him in good stead when he later became Editor of the prestigious Jane’s…

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