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Welcome to this March 2019 edition of Hackwriters. 20 years on-line, 7600+ articles - reviews - stories - travel - share any feature you like and pass them on using the links.
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No idea what to say about the chaos in Parliament these past few weeks. As ever my solution is Revoke Article 50 and stay in Europe, or a new vote to just forget the whole Brexit nonsense and be part of Europe as we have been for the last 40 years. The petition to revoke has gone past 5 million now (26.3.19) so it should be considered. The alternative isn't looking too great is it. Everyone you talk to say they have lost their faith in MP's (if they ever had) and the whole political system. This is dangerous. Indicative votes I predict will lead to an impossible situation and it is in any case far too late in the day. Exit is now Midnight April 11th. The Prime Minister has zero authority nor has the leader of the opposition. Any small thing that could go wrong could get out of hand quickly and then who will have the will to stop it? Some might see chaos and disorder as a chance for power themselves and whether right or left it will be extreme and unpleasant. You really don't want to go there. Meanwhile all investment in business has ground to a halt and companies are just marking time. Dangerous situation to be in methinks.
* We express our sorrow at the horrible senseless events in Christchurch this month. We are all connected now to the extreme. Nowhere is immune it seems.

Meanwhile came back from a visit to the Docs to find someone had smashed in the back door but not got through. (New door will cost £499 apparently - which is just about the insurance excess). Crime levels are rising everywhere. Not just knife crime - where every kid feels he or she needs to be armed to survive the walk from school. The police don't respond to alarms - people are losing faith in their personal security and I'm not sure what the answer is. Not just money is it. People feel they can get away with anything (except speeding - the police are all over that and little else). I'm thinking this nice little corner plot I bought isn't such a bright idea (See the horror story here). Need to be like my niece in New York on the 56th floor - although a bit of an issue with the stairs if the power fails. I have to get an anti-snap lock as well as new door. Probably a large dog too. Sigh. Why on earth do door people fit locks that can be snapped in 10 seconds? Crazy.

Do explore this month's issue. James Campion on Trump's adventure in North Korea, and why we should all stop watching Fox News. James Skinner in the rise of Marxism in Spain, plan your summer hols in Colorado or read new fiction from Abigail. There will be more. Such as Vlad's time in Cambodia or memories of balloons at the beach from a new travel writer.

This will be a momentous month for the UK. Gods knows what will happen with Brexit, but I suspect it won't be good. Stockpile your anxiety pills now.
© Sam North March 26th 2019

*As ever Hackwriters is supported by sales of our books - so do buy, print or kindle, we aren't picky.
The Sam North Novels - still available to order on Lulu or Amazon
** The Heaviness, Another Place to Die: Endtime Chronicles are recommended also read
The Repercussions of Tomas D
Rubery Girl with Cat (Blue) - Shortlisted for the Rubery Book Award 2018

'a funny, bloody, colorful narrative that never fails to surprise the reader. Girl with Cat (Blue) provides great entertainment'.

'This book was amazing! I was hooked from the first few pages and couldn't put the book down.'
Judge, 26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
2018 - Honorable Mention

Blue Cat
J&K 4Ever - Love and Devotion in the Wastelands
Sixty years after the end of everything the city of Bluette survives, controlled by a malignant sect.  A place where men rule, girls receive no education and are matched at 16 to the highest bidder.  No one is ever permitted to leave the city and outside is a murderous wasteland of despair. Orphans Kruge and Jeyna have been devoted to each other through all the years of terror in this harsh regime and sworn never to be parted.  But the beautiful Jeyna has been betrayed by the Warden. Kruge has been swiftly banished to the Scraps, under the control of the Keeper. Jeyna is heartbroken; she will not accept her fate and escapes to find Kruge.  She is pursued by ruthless Enforcers on horseback, whose task it is to bring runaways back, dead or alive. 'A genuine romance in a bleak but plausible and terrifying setting'.
Marikka MARIKKA- exclusively on Amazon Print and kindle 2

Based on a tragic real life event, Marikka flees from an arson attack on her home to the sea, where she meets Starfish boy – a runaway working for Jackson, a scarred man hiding a sinister secret from the world. Meanwhile her real father searches for her with the aide of Anya, ‘the girl who can read objects’. More about the writing of this book

Long after my tears dried, my heart stayed with Marikka, Starfish Boy and the strange girl who reads objects.’ CT
You will smile, you will gasp with shock, and you will struggle to read the words through your tears. Gemma Williams - Amazon.co.uk 2015

By Sam Hawksmoor & Sam North
Could you live in a world where antibiotics no longer work?
Print & Kindle
Q&A interview with the authors here
A city gripped by fear as a lethal virus approaches from the East. No one knows how many are dying. People are petrified of being thrown into quarantine. Best friends Kira and Liz once parted are scared they will never see each other again. Teen lovers, Chris and Rachel, prepare to escape to the islands. Do you stay and hide, or do you flee?

Review from the First Edition:
'Beautiful, plausible, and sickeningly addictive, Another Place to Die will terrify you, thrill you, and make you petrified of anyone who comes near you...' Roxy West - Amazon.co.uk

Another Place To Die

Repercussions Spy/Romance thriller set during the Blitz in WW2 - Kindle download
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The Repercussions of Tomas D
A Hero? Or Englands Greatest Traitor? USA Paperback here

'Disturbing and very poignant YA love story that presents a chilling alternate future for an England that lost the war.' Marcel d'Agneau
'A brilliant imagining of living in the Blitz, well researched.' Amazon UK
'This is Man in the High Castle for teens and scarily plausible with alternative facts '
*download the Kindle version or buy the paperback from Hammer & Tong
'The Heaviness' for any reader who likes to think about such things as betrayal, revenge, relationships and the laws of gravity. An original Genie Magee story

Genie & Renée have just 36 hours to save Rian or he dies

'Without a doubt, one of the best YA Sci Fi series out there.' Evie Seo Bookish
Kindle & print

Thanks to readers who have been buying this title. . * Also published as Rüya by Marti Yayincilik - The Turkish publishers of TOZ & Golge
The Heaviness of Genie Magee Ruya

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