Three things to learn from Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’

I just read Andy Weir’s The Martian. Woah! Awesome! And yeah, I know I’m six months late. But hey… It’s a classic author success story. He self-pubbed on Amazon – then was picked up for mainstream print release and an A-list movie. I haven’t seen the movie yet. But what Weir has achieved is wonderful!… More Three things to learn from Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’

George Martin’s death name mix-up is a risk for every author with a common name

The great musical producer George Martin’s death last week apparently led to rumours that the other George Martin – the one with the same middle initials as Tolkien – had also met his demise. Of course George R R Martin is very much alive. Still, that underscores the point that people with the same names… More George Martin’s death name mix-up is a risk for every author with a common name