For the first time in almost 100 years, the UK has had a December general election. The Conservative Party has won its biggest majority for over 30 years, despite being led by a prime minister who is widely regarded as…Continue
More publication news
Several people have asked me about the interview I had with Talk Radio Europe about The Engklimastat. You can listen to it by going to my author page on Fantastic Books Publishing, https://www.fantasticbooksstore.com/authors/mark-p-henderson, and then clicking the link indicated by “here on Talk…Continue
And then there’s the folktale filming…
Our “Folktales of South West Peak” project isn’t finished, but we now have about forty minutes’ worth of film on my colleague Tim’s website, Peak in the Past. It’s free to download at http://www.peakinthepast.co.uk/folktales.html The grant we received for this work…Continue
More catching up: why editing can be a real stimulus – and a joy
All right, it often isn’t. Like any professional editor, I edit manuscripts to earn money. Some manuscripts are okay to read and easy to edit, others (especially by inexperienced authors) take a great deal of work, and sometimes an editing…Continue
Catching up: latest novel wins five-star reviews!
For several weeks I’ve been leaving notes to myself: Write more blog posts. I’ve ignored them because I’ve been very busy with editing (more about that in another blog – watch this space), teaching, working on the folktale film project (yet another…Continue
New novel will be available within weeks
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO SOCIETY IF CRIME BECAME IMPOSSIBLE… INCONCEIVABLE? AND WHAT DIABOLICAL MACHINATIONS COULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN? IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT, READ THE ENGKLIMASTAT (Engklimastat (noun): that which prevents or stops law-breaking. Gk egklima, law-breaking, + stat)…Continue
Evolution of the domestic dog
Two separate shifts in scientific opinion about the domestic dog have happened during the past few years. It’s interesting to consider them together. One shift came from a detailed molecular genetic study of canines, which revealed such a close similarity…Continue
Should we be scared of the ‘extreme right’?
During the past few days, three more mass shootings have occurred in the USA. In at least two of those cases, the motivation of the gunman seems to have been antagonism to immigrants and non-White people. Some commentators have attributed…Continue
We have a new prime minister
Boris Johnson has achieved his long-term (lifelong?) ambition by becoming the new U.K. prime minister. His primary aim is to ensure that Brexit happens by 31st October, deal or no deal. He has therefore appointed a right-wing, pro-Brexit cabinet comprising…Continue
First blog for months!
It’s been a busy time since May, but it should never be too busy to post a blog. Call it selective laziness. Anyway, conscience (or something) has summoned me with a faint but persistent trumpet blast, so now I’m writing…Continue