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Anniversary Editions Survey

Anniversary Editions Survey

Somehow, and don't ask me how, five whole years have passed since publication of the first DCI Jack Logan Novel, A Litter of Bones. In 2019, I published the first four books in the series, which means those books have all now either passed or approaching their fifth...

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DCI Logan’s Ongoing Makeover

DCI Logan’s Ongoing Makeover

Don't let the title of this post worry you. Jack isn't going to be going under the cosmetic surgeon's knife, going clothes shopping in Superdry, or even ditching his gruff and grumpy attitude. However, you may well have started to see some changes to the covers of the...

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Meet The Hoons!

Meet The Hoons!

Last week, in a rare moment of total clarity, I finally understood what my life's purpose was. I finally knew the reason I was put on this earth. It was to create a mash-up between the much-loved long-running Scottish comic strip, The Broons, and our own Bob and Berta...

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Self-Publishing Course Now Live

Self-Publishing Course Now Live

Having received several hundred emails over the past few years asking for advice on how to write and/or publish a book, I've finally packaged up everything I learned when starting as an indie author into a step-by-step self-publishing course. Bookstrapping is based on...

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MIDGES – The Horror Movie!

MIDGES – The Horror Movie!

You may well not know this, but Alex Smith (author of the brilliant DCI Kett series) and I have written a few movie screenplays together, which are at various stages of development. We're also - God help us - working on an idea with DCI Grimm author, David J. Gatward....

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The Crime De La Crime Podcast

The Crime De La Crime Podcast

While working on The One That Got Away, the first DI Heather Filson novel, my daughter and I put together a short trailer for the true crime podcast that gets mentioned in the book, Crime De La Crime. It doesn't contain any spoilers for the book itself, so you can...

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Jack Logan at #1

Jack Logan at #1

JD Kirk’s latest Scottish crime fiction novel, One For the Ages, has hit number one in the Amazon Kindle charts. Find out more.

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One For the Ages Publication Day Video

One For the Ages Publication Day Video

It's publication day for One For the Ages, the 16th book in the DCI Jack Logan series. I've made a little video to celebrate, and in it I also reveal the special publication day present that I bought myself. Check it out below. If you haven't grabbed your copy of the...

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Aphantasia and Writing

Aphantasia and Writing

JD Kirk talks about his superpower – aphantasia – and how he has used it to write up to twenty books in a single year.

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My Recent Reading Round-Up – Feb 2023

My Recent Reading Round-Up – Feb 2023

Last year, I fell out of the habit of reading a bit. I think I was so caught up in writing, and dealing with various real world issues that had sprung up, that reading fell by the wayside. Fortunately, I got my reading mojo back last year, after Kelsey at the Highland...

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Cooking With Bob & Berta

Cooking With Bob & Berta

It's Burns Night, and to mark this momentous occasion I'm delighted to be handing over control of the blog to Robert and Roberta Hoon, for what is the first, and very probably the last, of their 'Cooking with Bob & Berta' segments. The transcript that follows was...

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The Writing Room Interview

The Writing Room Interview

Recently, I was interviewed by Kate Baguley for The Writing Room, a regular series of interviews with authors and people in the publishing world, set up by crime author, pal of mine, and all-round excellent person, LJ Ross. The interview went live today, and you can...

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The One That Got Away Update

The One That Got Away Update

First of all, apologies for being a bit quiet here, on social media, and in the JD Kirk VIP Club newsletters recently. Due to a veritable clusterfuck of family health issues, the Christmas period was significantly busier and more stressful than it might otherwise have...

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Charity Merch is Here!

Charity Merch is Here!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for. Or that some of you have been vaguely anticipating. One of those. Whichever, today is the day that I finally launch my exclusive range of JD Kirk Merchandise! Woohoo! Hooray! Yaaaas! etc, etc. Here's how it works. There...

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A Braw Day All Round

A Braw Day All Round

Today has been a good day. Yesterday was less good, as it involved a 7 hour round trip drive to take a family member to a 1 hour hospital appointment, but those are the joys of living in the Highlands of Scotland, and it was quite a nice day out in the end. But today,...

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An Accident Waiting to Happen

An Accident Waiting to Happen

Now that we've passed the annual three days of sunshine that constitutes the Fort William summer, I've been thinking about how I can continue to keep active when it's inevitably pishing down with rain outside. I mean, sure, I could just walk outside but, on the other...

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Aimless Wandering #1

Aimless Wandering #1

At the weekend, I went for a bit of a wander while I tried to figure out the ending for the 15th DCI Logan book, which will be published in September (more on that later). It was that rarest of things - a gloriously sunny day in Fort William - and my aimless wandering...

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