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One of the key decisions I faced when Without Rules was being prepared for publication this Autumn was whether to use my real name or make one up.  There were two reasons for me to consider using an alias.  The first was because my real name is also how I…

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Books have always been a fertile breeding ground for film producers looking for original source material for their movies. It is a no brainer for film studios to option novels with an existing watertight workable plot and fully formed characters rather than start from scratch. It is the equivalent of…

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We’re always looking for an edge in life, that little competitive advantage that helps us perform better. High achieving sportsmen will often go to apparently ridiculous lengths. US Open tennis champion Novak Djokovic, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the world’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo all use a hyperbaric chamber to…

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Launching Without Rules as an indie author is a considerable challenge when you’re relying on word of mouth recommendations to drum interest and encourage crime fiction lovers to buy (although once purchased you don’t have to read it, according to my partner, Catherine). Reviewers and bloggers will have an essential…

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Without Rules was published in October with a busy five-day blog blitz to introduce crime fiction fans to China and Jak. The blog blitz started on Friday 12 October and ran through to 16 October.  “Word of mouth is the best and most effective ways of reaching out to crime fans…

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Without Rules (ISBN: 9780993015182 price £8.99) by Manchester author Andrew Field is  published in paperback next month (15 October 2018) by Boomslang. Protagonist and sexual abuse victim China Mackie can only escape her paedophile father and his gang if she is more ruthless than they are. But she cannot do it alone as…

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 Andrew Field has spent most of his working life as a PR and marketing consultant helping raise the profiles of others. Now the roles are reversed as he steps into the spotlight as the author of Without Rules, a crime thriller about vulnerable people forced to do bad things to…

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