OMEGA soon to be released.

Hi there,

I’ve been hard at work trying to get the revised edition of Ronin up and running on Createspace where it was originally published. I uploaded the revised book and the new artwork which I posted on here a while ago and which you can view on the ebook edition on but for some unknown reason the guys at createspace  put the old artwork from edition 1 onto edition 2.

I was a bit upset when my proof copy arrived with the old artwork on the cover so I contacted them about it and was told to send the product ID along with two photo’s of the book so they could investigate, which I promptly did.

Then they told me the Product ID was invalid and to check again and send the ISBN number which I promptly did informing them that the ID number was correct and just to reiterate I gave it to them once more.

I got a reply today saying that they would love to help but they couldn’t give out sensitive data unless I contact them from my account on the website.

Is it just me or does this all sound like a monumental cock up which they will not put right or am I being paranoid?

On another note I’ve uploaded OMEGA which is Col Sec 2 in the series and should be with you in a few weeks if the guys at createspace can get their act sorted.

See you soon


One of my Goodreads reviews

Hi there,

Area 7 (Shane Schofield, #2)Area 7 by Matthew Reilly

My rating: <a href=”″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I’m doing a re-read of this book as a warm up to Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves which has just arrived. Even though this is the second time I’ve read this book it’s just as fast paced and adrenalin fueled as the first time I read it. Mr Reilly may be criticised for his lack of character development but he certainly makes up for it in the action stakes. It’s also been said that he seems to write these books as if they’re screenplays for a big budget action movie and if that’s the case when will some enterprising movie producer pick up the rights to this series and do them justice I wonder? I don’t mind that I have to suspend belief at certain parts of the story, it delivers in my opinion, on every level for pure entertainment value. Hope the new book lives up to this standard, which I’m sure it will, here’s to many more ‘Scarecrow‘ books.
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See you soon,


The long and winding road that I call simply, life.

Hi there,

I was on Facebook the other day and my sister posted that ‘life never ceased to amaze her’, which prompted several comments as you could imagine. Some were on the lines that ‘things happen for a reason, we just have to find it’. This led me to add, ‘Some say that there are reasons for things, others say it’s God‘s will but what about the random things that catch us sideways that seem to have no rhyme or reason? I like the saying that shit happens but life goes on’

This led me to remember some more sayings about life, such as;

S.S.D.D., Same Shit Different Day,

Life is never boring, boring people do boring things,


Life has three rules,

Rule 1, Shit happens.

Rule 2, Shit happens on a regular basis,

Rule 3, If you’re not sure what to do next, refer back to Rule 1.

Life is all about choices, whether we realise it or not, we all have them, we all make them and the choices we make tell the world the kind of person we are. If we come to a certain fork in the road of life that is better for us but hurts others, what do we do, do we choose to put our needs before others or the reverse? whatever choice we make tells us something about the type of person we are. We travel down this road guided by our moral compass which helps us to make the right choices.

Now you might think I’m rambling a bit but what I’m trying to say, probably very badly that in my opinion life is a road that we travel, it has many twists and turns on the way and we’re never truly alone on our journey. If there is no one standing by us we still have our thoughts and memories to keep us company. Some travel like this whilst others have friends and family along for the company. While we make this journey we should never take anything for granted. As my sister once said ‘Live every day as if it’s your last, because one day it will be’ I don’t think she was advocating going out and bungee jumping every day or running off and doing anything stupid. I think she was trying to say that you have to envelop life around you, immerse yourself in its diverse qualities. Take nothing for granted, look around and marvel at what’s around you. Take pleasure in a simple flower opening to the sun, or the dawn rising above the horizon, revel in the amazing sight of a new moon in a star filled sky. Look around you at the people who inhabit this world, their diversity of cultures all wanting the same thing, to live.

This life is a long and winding road with many twists and turns, no one knows for sure what we’ll meet when we reach the end, just that we’ll get there, what’s important though, is how we get there.

See you soon,