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20th February 2014
The 'Coolest' Book Ever!

Did you know my book, Jack Hunter The French Connection is an interactive book? That’s right! You can download an App, by the same name, which has just been released on iOS for Apple devices, (Android to follow soon). With the App, the book comes alive - it is so amazingly cool! But don’t take...
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19th February 2014
The Games Have Moved

Hey everyone. If you are looking for the fun games to play and the cool clues to solve for my books, they have moved to my new Jack Hunter Games site. Why not check it out at jackhuntergames.com
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18th February 2014
Children's Book Gets The Augmented Reality Treatment

http://www.mobile-ent.biz/development/ar/children-s-book-gets-the-augmented-reality-treatment/042999
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18th February 2014
Jack Hunter The French Connection GAME!

Hey everyone, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, but it is finally here!  The worlds first, supereress, most amazingness, fantastica game and book experience ever invented!!! The game has landed!!!
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17th February 2014
Exciting News

Got some BIG news to tell you tomorrow!
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22nd July 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #69

I am round like an apple Flat as a chipI have eyesBut I can’t see one bit
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9th July 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #68

What three numbers have the same answer when added together and multiplied together?
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24th June 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #67

A dad and his son were riding their bikes and crashed. Two ambulances came and took them to different hospitals. The man’s son was in the operating room and the doctor said, “I can’t operate on you. You’re my son.”How is that possible?
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10th June 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #66

When one does not know what it is, then it is something; but when one knows what it is, then it is nothing.
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3rd June 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #65

 In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink!
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20th May 2013
Jack Hunter Game Update

Hi everyone. I’m really sorry for all the delays!! It’s just as torturous for me as well. There has been a massive problem with the development that has put the project way behind shcedule, however, it is now back on track for a release of July (It’ll soon be here). In the meantime,...
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20th May 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #64

You walk into a room with a match, a karosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
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30th April 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #63

I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?
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15th April 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #62

A man living in London cannot be buried in Leeds. Why not?
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3rd April 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #61

What goes up the chimney down, but can’t go down the chimney up?
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25th March 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #60

What type of cheese is made backwards?
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18th March 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #59

What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
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12th March 2013
Jack Hunter Game

Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay with my game - it is looking really good and I am sure you will be impressed. I’m hoping the first part will be ready for the end of the month. Keep checking back every couple of days because there should be loads more to tell you soon… Martin :)
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4th March 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #58

What begins with T, ends with T and has T in it?
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25th February 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #57

Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughters name?
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11th February 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #55

According to an old story, once there was a father and his three young sons. One day the dad met a serious accident and Death approached to take the father. The oldest son begged Death to allow his father to live for some more years. Death was kind and agreed. 2 years later Death returned to take the...
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4th February 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #54

Lives without a body, hears without ears, speaks without a mouth, to which the air alone gives birth.
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28th January 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #53

A boy fell from a 100 foot ladder but did not get hurt….why not?
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21st January 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #52

A bit of a wintry one today considering the weather today… When spring turns to winter and winter to fall. When noon turns to morning and love conquers all?
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14th January 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #51

What does man love more than life? Fear more than death or mortal strife? What do the poor have, what the rich require, And what contented men desire? What does the miser spend, the spendthrift save, And all men carry to their graves?
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7th January 2013
New Look Home Page

If you are returning to my site, you will have noticed the website’s had a slight change around, if you are here for the first time, please feel free to have a look at the new and improved super site! The treasure chest (which is part of the game for the first book) is now housed on the JACK HUNTER...
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7th January 2013
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #50

What goes into the water red and comes out black?What goes into the water black and comes out red?
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24th December 2012
GOODBYE 2012

2012 has been a fantastic year for Jack and his friends. We’ve seen the release of the new adventure, ‘Jack Hunter The French Connection’, the introduction of an amazing 3D adventure game (more on this to follow) and lots of strong positive reviews. The website has also had a secret...
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24th December 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #49

Though it is not an ox, it has horns; though it is not an ass, it has a pack-saddle; and wherever it goes it leaves silver behind. What is it?
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24th December 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #48

I met a man with a load of wood which was neither straight nor crooked, heavy or solid. What kind of wood was it?
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10th December 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #47

I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it. What is it?
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3rd December 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #46

What goes up the chimney down, but can’t go down the chimney up?
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26th November 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #45

Here’s one for fun! Here’s an odd puzzle to try out on your friends. For some unknown reason, odds are that if you answer quickly you will come up with the same answer as the majority of other people. Are you ready? Let’s go! Remember to answer EVERY question as QUICKLY as possible! What...
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12th November 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #44

After the official launch of my new book now in the past, I am back to test your brain powers with another Muddle: I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I’ll make it lighter. What am I?
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30th October 2012
Life with Jules

Seeing I have just missed my train, I thought I would take this opportunity to chat about the only female character of the group. Actually that is not strictly true as Jules gets another girl companion in Jack Hunter The French Connection. But that is for you to discover yourself. So what call wouldn’t...
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22nd October 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #43

Light as a feather, there is nothing in it. The strongest man can’t hold it for much more than a minute.
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19th October 2012
Life with Martin

Counting down to Jack Hunter 2. Today we meet Martin. Martin is clearly the joker in the ‘pack’. Any resemblance to myself is quite clearly, maybe, in some kind of way, undeniably a slim possibility. The thing about Martin is that we all have a friend who clowns around – at times they infuriate...
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15th October 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #42

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE WEEK AGAIN - HOPE YOU ENJOY! I am the beginning of sorrow, and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me, yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk, yet never in danger. You may find me in the sun, but I am never out of darkness.
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8th October 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #41

What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
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5th October 2012
Life with BT

So the second Jack Hunter book is almost upon us. I thought I’d take this opportunity to bring you little snippets about the different characters and what they’re up too. BT is a nickname of a nickname for the youngest member of the team who is almost eleven. The thing I love about BT is...
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1st October 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #40

It’s been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it?
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26th September 2012
Jack Hunter Update

The very first copy in the world of JACK HUNTER THE FRENCH CONNECTION arrived on my doorstep today. What a great feeling. I remember when I received the first copy of my first ever book spending three days taking it with me everywhere - even to the loo! I bet you are thinking I’m sad, but one can’t...
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24th September 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #39

I exist just once, but everyday. You have to wait all day for me to arrive, but when I do, I don’t appear.
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17th September 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #38

Four jolly men sat down to play, And played all night till the break of day. They played for cash and not for fun, With a separate score for every one. When it came time to square accounts, they all had made quite fair amounts. Now, not one has lost and all have gained, Tell me, now, this can you ex...
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3rd September 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #37

A ladder hangs over the side of a ship anchored in a port. The bottom rung touches the water. The distance between rungs is 20 cm and the length of the ladder is 180 cm. The tide is rising at the rate of 15 cm each hour. When will the water reach the seventh rung from the top?
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28th August 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #36

Like “a Toyota” or “Civic”, I’m just as good in reverse?What am I? _______________(10 letters)The answer is “Palindrome”,because a palindrome is a word, phrase, verse, or sentencethat reads the same backward or forward. What word, when written in capital letters,is...
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20th August 2012
Progress on JH2

For those of you interested, I just thought I would keep you updated with progress of Jack’s latest adventure. Hopefully it will be out at the very end of October, or first few days in November. Keep checking back for an update of this date. The book is finished and I am just awaiting on the gaming...
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20th August 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #35

It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?
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23rd July 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #34

A nice easy one today for you younger followers of the MMM. What goes to bed with its shoes on?
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16th July 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #33

I am the beginning of sorrow, and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me, yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk, yet never in danger. You may find me in the sun, but I am never out of darkness. What am I?
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9th July 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #32

What am I? What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it? You can’t buy it in a bookstore or take it from the library.
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2nd July 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #31

I look at you, you look at me. I raise my right, you raise your left. Whenever you speak, I hear no words. What am I?
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25th June 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #30

Two trains travel toward each other on the same track, beginning 100 miles apart. One train travels at 40 miles per hour; the other travels at 60 miles an hour. A bird starts flight at the same location as the faster train, flying at a speed of 90 miles per hour. When it reaches the slower train, it...
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18th June 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #29

What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
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11th June 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #28

I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But yet I still hold water. What am I?
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4th June 2012
JACK HUNTER Invades #London during the #Jubilee Week!

A nice relaxing bank holiday Monday, I’ve got plenty of editing done and watched Houseboat starring Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. Also just had a nice comment posted on my Facebook wall by someone who is enjoying the book. But for all of you who didn’t know, the Jubilee isn’t the...
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4th June 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #27

Sherlock, a famous detective was mere days from cracking an international oil smuggling ring. Suddenly he’s gone missing. While inspecting the detective’s last-known location, you find a note: 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718 Currently there are 3 suspects: Bill, John, and Todd. Can you break...
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4th June 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #26

Thanks for visiting … today we are going to start off with an easy one. Why does a flamingo lift up one leg? If you think this is too easy for you, then try and crack MMM #27!
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28th May 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #25

What was the tallest mountain before Mount Everest was discovered?
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26th May 2012
National Centre for Language and Learning

The NCLL is the home of an impressive exhibtion collection of over 18,000 trade and education publications published during the last 3 years. The NCLL is a fantastic institution dedicated to the teaching of reading to the attention of teachers. This makes me proud to tell you that the NCLL wanted to...
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21st May 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #24

Jack and Jill are lying on the floor inside the house, dead. They died from a lack of water. There is shattered glass next to them. How did they die?
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14th May 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #23

When Jack was three years old, he hammered a nail into a tall oak tree to mark his height. Six years later, Jack returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by five centimeters each year, how much higher would the nail be?
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14th May 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #22

Back by popular demand after last weeks bank holiday monday. A cat had three kittens: January,March and May. What was the mother’s name. ?
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30th April 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #21

He who has it doesn’t tell it. He who takes it doesn’t know it. He who knows it doesn’t want it. What is it?
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23rd April 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #20

Pronounced as one letter but written with three, only two different letters are used to make me.I’m double, I’m single, I’m black, blue, and gray.I’m read from both ends and the same either way.
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16th April 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #19

An easy one for you today… What goes up and down stairs without moving?
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2nd April 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #18

Decapitate me and all becomes equal. Then truncate me and I become second. Cut me front and back and I become two less than I started.What am I?
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26th March 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #17

The man who invented it doesn’t want it. The man who bought it doesn’t need it. The man who needs it doesn’t know it. What is it?
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19th March 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #16

  You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?
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12th March 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #15

A rich and handsome man named Jason Jeeves was murdered on a Sunday afternoon. At the time of the murder there was: the maid, the cook, the butler, the gardener and the wife. Maid: I was fixing the table. Cook: I was cooking breakfast. Butler: I was polishing the silverware and the dishes. Gardener:...
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5th March 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #14

It’s been around for millions of years and yet it’s no more than a month old. What is it?
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27th February 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #13

Brothers and sisters have I none, but that mans father is my fathers son. Who are they?
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27th February 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #12

What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
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20th February 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #11

It goes through the house, it goes around the house but never touches the house.
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6th February 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #10

I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody.
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6th February 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #9

I dig out tiny caves  And there I store Gold and Silver I build bridges of Silver And make Crowns of Gold Sooner or later you will need me Yet you’re afraid of me. Who Am I?
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30th January 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #8

What’s as big as an elephant, but doesn’t weigh a thing?
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30th January 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #7

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors In each house lives a person with a different nationality These 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink. Here’s the...
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29th January 2012
My First Blog!

                              Some Things You Can Never Get Rid Off… A few weeks ago I came across a piece of styrofoam. You know those fun looking white, foamy squiggles that they use for packaging and you only get to see them when you’ve bought something really large...
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23rd January 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #6

What has three feet but can not walk?
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23rd January 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #5

On the outside I’m square. On the inside I’m round. And yet I am made out of triangles. What am I?
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16th January 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #4

What can you hold in your left hand that you can’t hold in your right? Have fun!
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16th January 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #3

A bus driver was heading down a street in London. He went straight past a stop sign without stopping, turned left where there was a “no left turn” sign and he went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the wrong side of the road, right in front of a police car. Why did he not...
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9th January 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #2

Two soldiers called Peter and Paul have fallen behind enemy lines. Finally they get to the border checkpoint with freedom just beyond. They notice every time someone wishes to pass through the checkpoint, the guard asks them a question. So they wait hidden near the gate, so they can overhear the password....
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9th January 2012
MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE #1

When you buy me, I am black. When you use me, I am red. When you throw me away, I am grey. What am I?
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8th January 2012
the 'MONDAY MYSTERY MUDDLE!'

Hello and welcome to a brand new feature entitled Monday Mystery Muddle. In the first Jack Hunter book; Jack Hunter - Secret of the King, Jack and his friends, Holly, BT, Martin and Jules become involved in an ancient mystery. They have to solve a succession of clues and puzzles in order to discover...
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14th December 2011
My First Ever Book Signing...

And that was that. All those weeks of excitement have finally ended. Today is Monday, it is cold, wet and horrible outside. The only good thing about today is I’m not back at work - I’ve taken the day off. So I have a trip back to reality tomorrow when I return. So how did my book signing...
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10th December 2011
The balancing act of being an author.

So one finally writes a book, which in itself is a mammoth, yet impressive feat. Not only that, but you get it into print and it hits the shops. Wow, that is brilliant you may think. But then, here is the dilemma. If you don’t shout loud about it, then no one will know it exists, but if you do shout...
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4th December 2011
Reflections on an interrupted writing career

Today we have a blog post by an author who is currently in the middle of her blog tour. So we welcome Gale and her words of reflection today. When I was in grade school, I read dozens of Nancy Drew books. So many, in fact, that I was inspired to write my own mystery novel.  Back in the 1970s, we had...
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30th November 2011
Exciting news Fantasy Time Inc. is now available on Kindle!

A good friend of mine, Sherri rabinowitz, has recently released her time travelling epic on the unsuspecting masses. Here is a short synopsis. “In the future we as a people will be going through many strange and conflicting changes. We will be travelling and living in space and under water. We...
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12th October 2011
School Visit

On Monday 10th October 2011 I attended not one, but two schools. Impressed? Well I hope the kids were… The day started with a return to my very first school: Coates Lane Primary School, in the town of Barnoldswick in Lancashire. I was really nervous, but after being allowed to enter through the...
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18th September 2011
The #100blogfest result

So what was the #100blogfest you may wonder? It was 100 blogs by myself on 100 different websites during the month of August. “Wow!” I hear you gasp. I admit having reflected on the huge challenge I set, I was either a lunatic or a genius. So looking back how did it go? Before I answer that question...
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7th September 2011
#100Blogfest: Blog # 100.

What little boy didn’t love playing armies? Being able to take over the world without actually arming anyone was the best feeling in the world. But the problem sometimes arose, what to use for my army? Many of the world’s greatest battles took place under my command in my back garden. On a sunny...
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30th August 2011
#100Blogfest: Blog # 89.

Mary L. Tabor is the author of The Woman Who Never Cooked, connected short stories, and the memoir (Re) Making Love: a sex after sixty story.   Camera-phobia   by Mary L. Tabor   I’m afraid of cameras.   Laughing, my father, who died a decade ago, would say “camera-phobia” when he tried to...
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26th August 2011
#100Blogfest: Blog # 76.

Well, first I would like to say kudos to Martin for taking on, in fact embracing, this concept of his. 100 blogs about childhood memories…well, I am not sure I could come up with 100 on my own, even if I gave myself a year. Martin is attempting this in the month of August. I am happy to be one...
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26th August 2011
#100Blogfest: Blog # 73.

Welcome to another childhood story. Can you believe we are at number 73 already? Today’s special is a double from the author Mandi Slack. She’s posting one on here and one over on her site. Be sure to check it out.   When I was a young girl, probably six or seven years old, my dad took a...
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20th August 2011
Poet's Corner.

Everybody loves a well crafted poem, but rarely do we get the opportunity to find these hidden gems. It always seems to about books, so I thought why not feature a few poems each month by a talented, yet unkown poet. If you know anyone who would like to take part, please feel free to get in touch. Futures...
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18th August 2011
#100Blogfest: Blog # 49.

Memories can be forgotten but never lost! Another guest post by Marilyn Almodóvar. When I read that Martin was going to be doing this 100th blogs in one month fest, I thought it was an amazing feat. Especially because we tend to forget about a lot of things that happened in childhood.  I am forever...
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16th August 2011
#100Blogfest: Blog # 44.

My first guest blog has been kindly submitted from none other than the New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series. http://www.tigerscursebook.com/ My teen crushes by Colleen Houck. Today’s teens have a lot of crush options both in Hollywood and in literature.  I definitely...
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17th August 2011
#100BLOGFEST

“100 blogs as a child” August Tour. I am attempting to write 100 blogs as a guest at 100 different websites in the single month of August. You can stop whistling now. This works out at roughly 3 a day (Okay Mr. Mathematics nerd, 3.2258… to be exact). What am I going to blog about? This is an interesting...
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19th June 2011
#100Blogfest: Blog # 1.

So what did you sneak into the kitchen for? So you’re just a kid with a hunger hole so big in your stomach, it never gets full. But the problem is you don’t have time or can’t be bothered to get your own meals. That’s what parents are for, right? The trouble is they are never willing to act...
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16th June 2011
My First Blog!

                                  Some Things You Can Never Get Rid Off… A few weeks ago I came across a piece of styrofoam. You know those fun looking white, foamy squiggles that they use for packaging and you only get to see them when you’ve bought something...
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