Blog Articles, Book News, Rackman's Ramblings, Work In Progress

Writing, Creativity and Pain

Pain Isn't IN The Process....Pain IS The Process Sometimes life is just a minefield. If there is a mastermind behind the cosmos, they have not only superlative time-management and plate-juggling skills, but a wicked and nasty sense of humour. I'm not remotely surprised when I read accounts from antiquity about the belief systems of the… Continue reading Writing, Creativity and Pain

Book News, Book Reviews and Recommendations

#RRABC Book Review: Jonah

Always great to read a thoughtful and well written review, especially one as positive as this! Thanks to Aidan for the excellent review. I don’t typically enjoy war stories, specifically those set during World War 2. However, Jonah being set at sea made it stand apart from other books I’ve read from the same time… Continue reading #RRABC Book Review: Jonah

Book News, Book Reviews and Recommendations, New Releases

Sentinel (Voyager Book 2) by Carl Rackman #TuesdayBookBlog

Very pleased to see this positive review of Sentinel from Lizanne Lloyd on her book blog, on behalf of Rosie's Book Review Team. Thank you to all Rosie's reviewers who offer comprehensive, fair and free reviews on application. It is sometime since I read Voyager so picking up this next part of the trilogy I… Continue reading Sentinel (Voyager Book 2) by Carl Rackman #TuesdayBookBlog

Book News, New Releases

Sentinel – the new thriller by Carl Rackman

After a long break due to a hectic day job, Covid-dodging and concentrating on other projects, I've finally managed to complete a book! Sentinel - Voyager Book 2 Sentinel is the sequel to Voyager, my very successful second book. It had a difficult gestation, being abandoned about a year ago after a shaky start, and… Continue reading Sentinel – the new thriller by Carl Rackman

Blog Articles, Book News, Rackman's Ramblings

Voyager – an odyssey in the making!

Voyager, my second novel, was an anomaly, much like the central premise of its story. I’d just written Irex, an intense, brooding and claustrophobic historical mystery; I expected to continue in a similar vein. Instead, I had a very vivid dream in the summer of 2016 in which I saw the central motif of Voyager’s… Continue reading Voyager – an odyssey in the making!