20150107 Horror and terror on the streets of Paris.

I lived and worked in London through several of the years where terrorism was a fact of life. We became blasé about risk and more resentful of measures to reduce that risk. We complained about the "Ring of Steel" put around the City to try to prevent car bombs, we bemoaned the lack of waste bins across the city.

But we did not, often, get attacks with guns.

20150105 How not to save a relationship

Don't panic! This column isn't about my own relationship. It's about all those people who think that a sinking relationship can be improved by upping the stakes.

You might think it's strange that I would use gambling terms to describe how people behave in relationships but read on and you will see that relationships are a game, some played out to the end, some ending when someone decided they have lost enough.


20141221 "Thoughts of Jefferson Galt" is Number 17 in Amazon.Com's Love and Romance section.. still available free

Some amazing news from Amazon.Com. The Thoughts of Jefferson Galt was published three days ago and it's number 17 in the Love and Romance section under "Relationships." This isn't the same as the fiction section.

Even more amazing is that the book is number 7 in the "Short Reads: Parenting and Relationships" section.

I'm slightly confused by how the book is listed in the UK: But aside from that, the stats are excellent.

20141219 Christmas 2014 offers: my new ebook free and discounts on earlier titles

Getting my books has never been easier - but deciding which of the various schemes available has never been more complicated.

So here's a quick guide on how to get my brand new book, The Thoughts of Jefferson Galt, free from 20 December to 24 December inclusive (US West Coast time).

And "The Kiss" is free for the same period, too.

NOTE: because of changes in tax law and due to Amazon.com's royalty structure, the price of all of my ebooks will INCREASE as from 1 January 2014. So now really is the best time to buy.

The Thoughts of Jefferson Galt: