Maurice McBride

Maurice McBride

Of Irish, Scottish and English parentage, Maurice was born and brought up in Northern England, before coming south to read Engineering at University. He then worked in the Construction Industry, an environment he would later describe as: “the most affable bunch of chancers, gangsters, cut-throats, semi-criminals and genuine diamonds-in-the-rough that you might hope to meet while avoiding having your pocket picked or your leg stolen.” There were also some impressive actual buildings built, several of which are still standing.

He is fascinated and awed by the power of story, the weaving of character and narrative, the intoxicating lure of “what happens next.” He has completed two novels, An Angel of Blizzards and The Gift of Madame Xebec and is currently working on a third, Six Days in Kashgar.

He lives on the Berkshire/Hampshire with his wife and a dog with too much personality.

Maurice is represented by Barbara Levy at the Barbara Levy Literary Agency.

Posts by Maurice:

The Palace of Lost Dreams

Charlotte Betts, 7th Novel has been shortlisted for the RNA 2019 'Best Historical Romantic Novel'.

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‘Forging ahead…’

The ForgeWW member John Hoggard's short story 'Elemental Sacrifice' features in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology 'The Forge: Fire and Ice', which was released in July 2019.

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Creative Writing Escapes

CWECreative Writing Escapes

WW member Charlotte Betts and former member Danielle Auld have something wonderful to offer you.

Cleared for launch!

Elite Encounters Elite Encounters is a Role-Playing Game set in the Elite: Dangerous Universe and is the work of David 'Selezen Lake' Hughes. It features drabbles from John Hoggard.

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How to survive a critique


WordWatchers is reviewing one full novel a month. By the end of 2017, it will have critiqued 7 novels. 5yrs after she wrote it, Abbie's blog about the process is still very relevant.

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