Writing Repercussions
of Tomas D'
The making of heroines...
On Speculative Fiction -
Choosing a book?
Ask a Librarian ..
Time Machine
The Man Next Door
A lockdown short story
A little History of
Sam's Writing more
a story about
the end of the world
The Latte Detective
A short story about
agents and authors ...
Crafting a YA Novel
Notes on Teaching
Girl with Cat Blue


Mission Longshot

Exciting News
The Repossession of Genie Magee

The Hunting of Genie Magee
both available again in Print and kindle app

See Evie Seo's review

The Heaviness
of Genie Magee
Another Place To Die
Endtime Chronicles
J&K 4Ever
lovers on the run

Editorial: Can 2022 be a good year?

Perhaps you could start the year off with positive thoughts my sister asked me.  'Y’know, before everything goes downhill'. So despite everything that 2021 threw at us, let’s celebrate that we’re still here, right?

We got the vaccines, then the boosters, which helped fight off the fourth variant Omicron. The unvaccinated of course did not and are filling up the hospital ICU units as I write this and dying. Darwinism at work (something else they probably deny). The sad thing is that healthcare workers, the doctors and nurses are totally exhausted and almost 25% are off work with Covid themselves, mostly caught from these selfish people. Not sure how much longer this situation can go on or if they will continue in this profession.

There are positives of course. Omicron is great at spreading itself but not so great at killing us (unless unvaxxed).  This is the natural evolution of a virus. Still inconvenient to us, but with regular annual boosters (like the flu shot) will be manageable in future.  In a year we may forget all this ever happened. Which is why you read so few novels about the Spanish Flu pandemic written after the event – people just decided to have amnesia about it, despite it killing 50 million worldwide. Covid death toll worldwide as of 18th Jan 2022 - 5,566,083 million (874,347 in the USA so far).
source: www.worldometers.info

2022 leaves most world economies ravaged by debt, heating gas at a record high price and supply chains wrecked.  The most positive among us will be looking forward to January sales as all that stuff that was meant to arrive before Christmas gets dumped onto the market at discount.  Buy, buy, buy for next year I guess. 

Some of you might be worried that Putin is going to start WW3 this February. His soldiers are in place, Russian hackers are doing their best to distrupt the Ukraine and the Baltics - what could possibly go wrong ... I wonder?

Climate Change will continue to ravage the planet (which is why I wrote Mission Longshot). The Antarctic is melting at an unprecedented rate, rain is devastating crops in some places and drought doing the same all over the world, volcanoes erupting, record snow in the USA. The positive is that people and some politicians are finally paying attention, but will it be enough? My tip, don't buy waterfront property.

Meanwhile I'm writing a follow up story to We Feel Your Pain, another case for Delaney and Asha to investigate. Hope to complete it by summer 2022.

*About writing 'Mission Longshot' - Published 2021

Earth 2032 - The climate has changed - food is running short. War is imminent. Whole cities are in danger of going under water fifty years before they said they would. Mankind is in real danger. Naturally you're going to build a spaceship to take the best and brightest to a new world. 3000 kids essentially put into deep freeze for a 70-year journey into space.

Moonbase 2057 - The first light-speed spaceship is about to be tested. (Despite eight billion dollar explosive failures so far). News comes in that the Colony ship has been struck by asteroids on Year 23 of it's journey. There is one survivor, Celeste Kandar. She knows no one can rescue her - she's going to be alone for the rest of her life. If the light-speed ship works they could rescue Celeste - if it works... What could possibly go wrong?

It's a real voyage of discovery for Celeste exploring a nearby planet that just might be trying to kill her and the kids attempting to rescue her on a flight that might be a one way ticket...

Meanwhile – take a look at a novel I finished last Christmas.  We Feel Your Pain an offbeat crime story but I suspect it’s more a character study about unlikely people drawn to each other to feel safe and secure.  But what do I know; I’m just the writer.

© Sam Hawksmoor  January 2022 - *The Sam Hawksmoor Books List and other links

The Repossession of Genie Magee

The Repossession of Genie Magee
returns in a new Kindle & print edition

Combining the elements of science fiction, mystery and supernatural, it is definitely one of the best, and most fascinating, debut novels I've ever read.

The Hunting of Genie Magee

The Hunting of Genie Magee
returns in a new Kindle edition

Genie and Rian must flee down the river with a $10,000 price on their heads. They must fight for their right to exist. more

We Feel Your Pain 'We Feel Your Pain' by Sam Hawksmoor
ISBN-13: 979-8699087693 Published by Hammer & Tong December 2020
Print or Kindle from
Reviews: '...a captivating adventure which could be compared to a Roald Dahl tale filmed by Wes Anderson ...where rythm, wit, humour and punchy dialogue mix with irrepressible, warm sentiment...'

'I really enjoyed living with Delaney, Asha and Maria. And I particularly revelled in that obedient and loving dog, Rufus.  They were lovely characters and it was a good story. The author evokes amazing, vivid pictures'. 2. 10. 2021

Delaney and Asha run the Office of Berg City Oversight. Their role is to expose the scams, keep the city safe from unscrupulous people.  When something looks too good to be true – it’s a scam, right?  But what if the scam works?  What kind of scam is that? When Delaney finds himself left for dead at the bottom of a cliff he gets the message - someone doesn't want him near their honeypot.

The Sara Troy interview with Sam Hawksmoor 1.12.21

About the Writing of Girl with Cat Blue here

More about Sam Hawksmoor and his writing background here
Hammer &Tong (UK) is a small indie publisher of Sam Hawksmoor's books
Based in Lincolnshire - all messages via Sam Hawksmoor contact page

* Background research on anti-gravity here -
**Thinkpiece: What if you read a book you loved and never told anyone, especially the writer? more

What did you want to be when you were a child?.... more
One question I used to dislike the most when a kid was ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?

Kindle ebook for The Heaviness - Sam in Canada
More Background to Genie Magee's world. Search and you'll find some extra stories about the main characters.

* If you write me on old fashioned email, I do check and will write back as soon as I can. see Contact

'Terrifying alternative outcome to WW2 - the Blitz brought vividly to life.'

of Tomas D

Tomas accidentally goes back in time to London in the Blitz. Captured and tortured for what he knows about the war... WW11 abruptly ends in 1941.
The day after Tomas disappears, his girlfriend Gabriella wakes up to realise she's the only one who remembers that Germany was supposed to have lost the war...
Sample Chapter here

of Genie Magee
(Book Three)

Someone with a grudge wants Genie dead. Rian is kidnapped and forced to do experiments. Genie and Renée have just 36 hours to find Rian or he dies - but the one person who can help is aleady dead. Gravity isn't the only thing that can pull you down...

'The best Genie Magee story left till last. It might just break your heart.'
Genie Magee


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