JP Harker

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Feb 06 2018

First Draft Done!

The First Draft of Lion Cub is done and I am feeling suitably smug - see picture!! As a taster, below is the prologue as it currently stands, though inevitably I'll be finding fault with it in the edit.  Enjoy! BTW, keep an eye out for the...

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Dec 16 2017

Wedding Invasion!

In the interests of sharing photos with non-facebook friends, my precious writing site is being hijacked by my wedding pictures!  There'll be more to come when we get the proper ones back from the photographer but here are a couple taken by friends on the day as...

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Nov 16 2017

Dusk City Heist: Part III

Welcome (at last) to part three of my stories from the roleplaying game; Dusk City Outlaws (disclaimer at the end).  This was a brief intro scene we played for the third and final member of the crew, the Mummer/Singer/Assassin, Lartessa Pulchinella – enjoy!   Tessa I   Lartessa Pulchinella...

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Oct 17 2017

Prologue Video

  Just as a treat so you can all hear my delightful voice, I decided to make a brief recording of myself reading the first half of the Wildcat Prologue - Check it out on Youtube and hope you enjoy! (For the traditionalists, I've put in the text...

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Sep 21 2017

Book Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass:  Sarah J Mass (2012)   I’m going to begin this review with a quick clarification; I am clearly not the target audience for this book and so I probably judge it quite harshly, but I didn’t know it was chic-lit until after I started...

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Sep 02 2017

Book Review: The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer:  Bernard Cornwell (2016)   Get your pitchforks and torches ready – I’ve been reading the Warrior Chronicles out of sequence! I know it’s terrible, but in my defence the books I had never put that they were part of a series on the cover, and...

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Aug 29 2017

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (1813)   Having seen at least three different adaptations of this work, I tried some time ago to actually read the book and just couldn’t get into it.  But after seeing a copy in a charity shop for 25p I decided...

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Aug 12 2017

Dusk City Heist: Part II

Welcome to part two of my stories from the roleplaying game; Dusk City Outlaws (disclaimer at the end).  Iago Corona has already been recruited by the sorcerous Magoria, but this is a job that will take more than just a con man…   Caine I   Gideon looked up...

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Aug 03 2017

Book Review – American Gods

American Gods:  Neil Gaiman  (2001) Given the arrival of the TV series and the fact that my sister and two of my work colleagues had all read this, I was under strict instruction to get it read as soon as possible so that I could join...

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Jul 17 2017

Theatrical Review – Richard III

  This last Friday I went to see the Showcase Sioe Gerdd, a performing arts group based in Aberdare, production of Richard III at Redhouse in Merthyr Tydfil.  It took place in a small theatre upstairs (which had the mixed blessing of being very intimate but...

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