Adrian Magson

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Latest article in Writing Magazine

 Writing Magazine's September edition carries my latest Beginners page - 'A Job Well Done'. 

There are various ways of ensuring you write the best work that you can.

You owe it to yourself as well as your potential readers.

Thursday, 26 August 2021


 'A HOSTILE STATE' - (Marc Portman No 5) - is out in paperback TODAY. 

Portman is in Lebanon on a last-minute assignment. A straightforward collect-and-go job, they said. 

At least it should have been.

Ambushed by a surprise attack, it's clear that someone must have had advance warning of Portman's arrival. But who is his unseen enemy - clearly one with considerable resources - and why do they want him dead? More importantly, how could his attacker have known of his movements with less than 24 hours' notice?

Concluding there must be an active leak at the heart of the CIA, Portman finds himself virtually alone and on the run, hung out to dry by the powers-that-be. If he is to survive, he must use his unique skill set to turn the tables on his pursuers . . . and beat them at their own game.

Available now in hardback, paperback and ebook editions.

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Latest articles in August's Writing Magazine

 Beginners - 'Growing a Thick Skin'

New Author profile - Peter Foley

Peter's debut, 'The Shelter' (Bloodhound Books - June), is a psychological thriller about a natural disaster, survival and fanaticism. 

When an unusual category 5 hurricane threatens to devastate California, it forces five strangers to seek shelter inside a woodland bunker. But the bunker is already occupied.

Community leader, Pastor Quincy Gordon, has built a church within the walls of the bunker which he calls Salvation. 

While the storm rages outside, the Pastor locks the doors, trapping everyone inside. Soon the prisoners will come to wish they'd taken their chances with mother nature. Because what lurks inside the shelter is much more dangerous...


Saturday, 3 July 2021

New Article in Writing Magazine

My Beginners article July's edition of Writing Magazine focuses on the need to pace yourself.  

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

My latest articles in Writing Magazine - June

 June's edition of Writing Magazine carries my usual Beginners page, called 'A Writer's Worksheet' (below) dealing with the process of writing which covers all those basic points we often forget about because they're part of what we do. But it doesn't harm to go over them again, just in case.

Also in this edition is my New Author page about Kate Bendelow, police SOCO (scene of crime officer) in Greater Manchester and now published crime writer with her debut title 'Definitely Dead', a state of being about which she is an expert.

This is the first in a trilogy and the central character is SOCO Maya Barton, who is finding her feet while trying to convince her colleagues that a death she is investigating is the work of a serial killer. 

Available now.

Saturday, 1 May 2021

May 'Beginners' article in Writing Magazine

 This month's piece in May's edition of Writing Magazine is all about fine tuning. Nothing to do with ensuring every dot and comma is present, but more to do with what the reader might eventually see - and miss - in your writing. (And yes, it's always a surprise finding out which character a reader has fastened on against all the author's expectations. It's part of the fun).

Monday, 29 March 2021

Latest articles in Writing Magazine

April's edition of Writing Magazine - yes, it's already out - carries my latest Beginners piece called 'Do Your Own Thing', and this month's New Author profile, Sarah Lawton.

Sarah's debut is called 'All the Little Things' and it's central theme is one of relationships, (in this case between mother and daughter), of secrets and revenge, and the inevitable repercussions that follow. 

Click on this link for details 


Read 'Do Your Own Thing' below: