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It is reported that kids are reading more on computers, e-readers and tablets than in print for the first time and the number has doubled over the last 2 years.

40% of kids in the UK now claim to read e-readers and tablets on a daily basis compared to only 28% read print.

Is this a good thing though?  It is claimed that only 15% of screen readers are above average ability in reading, while the figure is a lot higher at 26% for those that read both.

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Excited! – This is an artist’s impression of what my paperback version of ‘Bad At Being Bad’ will look like when it is published.  What do you think?

The paperback will be available to purchase soon – watch this space!

The kindle version is available on AmazonImage, itunes, etc

I am pleased to announce that the paperback version of Bad At Being Bad will be released soon and will be available through Amazon – Watch this space!

My first review on Amazon.com (US) is . . . 4 stars!
Not bad for a start, check it out and buy the book at:

http://www.amazon.com/Bad-At-Being-ebook/dp/B009MWXVDU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1366836223&sr=8-3&keywords=bad+at+being+bad

My novel ‘Bad At Being Bad’ can now be purchased at the following link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Being-Fifty-Shades-ebook/dp/B009MWXVDU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359811034&sr=8-1

Thanks again for my new followers, please ‘Like’ my facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/BadAtBeingBad

The following was taken from The Independent.  Publicity stunt?  Or am I being too cynical?

The writers of the legendary lawman Judge Dredd have caused a stir among fans by suggesting he might be gay.

The latest edition of the comic 2000 AD is titledCloset and deals with the issue of a teenager coming out.

The first page has been released on the internet and apparently shows Dredd – a judge/policeman form the future – kissing the youth in a gay club.

Reaction to the teaser, which was released online last month, has been mixed, with some fans so hostile to the idea they have threatened to burn the comic.

A spokesman said: “We have had quite an extreme reaction.

“Dredd has always been satirical, while touching on serious issues. This is another example of this.”

There is a twist in the tale, with all not being as it seems, the spokesman said.

Writer Rob Williams said Dredd’s sexuality – whatever it is – was buried beneath his love for the law.

He said: “Although, can you imagine what would happen if that repression ever fell away, just for an instant? Sure, Dredd could be gay.

“You can’t look at the original costume design of leather and chains and not see a fetishistic edge there.

“But Dredd’s feeling are so deeply hidden, he is extremely unlikely to ever let them show.”

The writer said comics were a “great” place to deal with issues such as homophobia.

He said: “As long as you stay true to the character throughout – which I think ‘Closet’ does – you can deal with all sorts of issues in a story.

“And if they push people’s buttons, fine.

“I’d rather a story be provocative than just, ‘and they have a fight’.

“Plus, putting Dredd in a gay club filled with men dressed as him is a pretty funny image. It’s worth it for that alone.”

Dredd is a Street Judge in the American metropolis Mega-City One, with the power to enforce law and impose an instant sentence, including even execution.

The strip, illustrated by CLiNT magazine’s Mike Dowling, will be available on Wednesday.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/comic-book-hero-judge-dredd-might-be-gay-8466959.html

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Living with his parents – rent-free, jobless, and on the dole – life is stress-free and easy. However, watching the world go by has not made Steve any less opinionated, especially on important and pressing issues such as social networking sites and daytime TV.

But fate is about to deal another hand. Motivated by the fear of losing his benefits and precious beer money, and enticed by an exotic-sounding location, Steve takes a job that is not quite what it seems…

Thrust into a surreal world where multi-national organised terrorism is regulated by crazy bureaucracy and health and safety gone mad, Steve finds himself employed by the megalomaniac Dr Won Doin who is hell bent on that old cliché of world domination. If Daniel Craig portrays Bond in a modern era, then Dr Won must fancy himself as the ultimate modern day Bond nemesis.

Guns, girls and paperwork – Is it possible to be bad at being bad? Steve is about to find out.

“This book has three themes which could easily make it fall apart but it doesn’t. Its held together with tight prose and so many laughs that I giggled through most of the book!” – Anna R (Amazon 5* review)