#NowWithAdded… Dystopian

Over on the Fiction Can Be Fun blog, who reviewed my State Trilogy of books recently, they asked me to write a guest blog about writing dystopian stories. You can have a read of my thoughts by following the link here, the main one being, of course, to never set out to write a dystopian story…

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What I absolutely love about this feature is the responses we receive are so terrifically varied. Even knowing that authors are individual and unique, you never know what to expect… and that aspect delights me.

Opening this feature for 2021 is Iain Kelly, whose dystopian work The State Trilogy, I reviewed last week. Ever wanted to know how do you come to be an author of dystopian novels? Well, let Iain explain…


When Debs and David asked me to contribute a guest post for their Fiction Can Be Fun blog, I was delighted to accept. But then I had a moment of pause.

They were looking for a piece about Dystopian Fiction for their #NowWithAdded strand and, as I had written a dystopian trilogy – The State Trilogy – it seemed a sensible request. Why my hesitation?

Because I have never thought of myself as a dystopian writer, or a…

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A FEW TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES

Last week had gone so well. Seeing all the regular faces, some on grainy webcams, some in the synagogue. It felt good to preach again. Now, the loudspeaker wouldn't switch on, he'd forgotten the login for his Zoom account and the wi-fi kept dropping out. 'I think I've found your problem.' Ben got up from … Continue reading A FEW TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES

#IndieSpotlight: The State Trilogy from Iain Kelly

Great to have all three of my books in The State Trilogy reviewed together for the first time over on the Fiction Can Be Fun blog. Do stop by and give it a read. All the books are available from Amazon and other online retailers.

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#IndieSpotlight is a new feature we’ve added to the FCBF portfolio for 2021. In truth, I can’t believe we’ve not done so earlier as there’s so much fine work from #WritingCommunity being independently published.


We’re especially delighted to kick off the feature with one of our favourite writers Iain Kelly. David & I each discovered (quite separately) Iain’s work during 2017’s April A-Z Challenge, and were among the many participants lining up each day to read the next instalment of his Scandi-Noir detective tale. Despite being a prolific writer of quality #flashfiction on his website, having a demanding job as a television editor, and being father to lively twins, Iain has written and published The State Trilogy – releasing a book a year for the past three years.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading the trilogy and would recommend that you add all three books to your To Be Read…

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