Still dreaming

The fourth and final short film of John's dreams in my debut novel Escape has been launched.

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No Return

This week, I finished the sixth and seventh chapters of my work in progress on Monday, and yesterday I wrote the eighth.

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Steaming ahead

I have just finished chapter five of my work in progress.

Next chapter of work in progress by LA Davenport

It's still called The Labyrinth for now, but I am already thinking of new titles. One thing for sure is I am really enjoying exploring the main character.

(Although he doesn't have a name yet!)

L. A. Davenport
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Dream on

Following on from the relaunch of my debut novel Escape, I have released a second short film of John's dreams.

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After the rain

I find the world more beautiful after it has rained.

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Next Up

I have just finished chapter two of the next work in progress, which is tentatively called The Labyrinth (we’ll see how long that lasts).

And it was all written on this bad boy…

Typewrter used by LA Davenport for his work in progress

Can’t wait to get to the next chapter!

L. A. Davenport
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Escape Relaunched

I am delighted and excited to announce that my debut novel, Escape, has been relaunched, with a fantastic new cover.

Escape by LA Davenport Out Now in Paperback and eBook

To celebrate, I have produced a short film of the images that I used to devise the first dream of the main character, John Hunter, in the novel.

Find out more, and watch the film, here.

L. A. Davenport
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Do you really need an iPhone?

I was once asked by a friend in a bar in Madrid, who was both too young and too old (and too drunk) to know better, what life was like before the internet.

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Italian House

Italian house, circa 2015. Pen and ink.

Italian House, by LA Davenport
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How to clean vinyl records

How to Clean Vinyl Recors by LA Davenport

In these strange times, we have the opportunity to take a little more time over things and get around to some of those jobs that we’re been putting off for an aeon.

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Should a writer write every day?

Should a writer write every day - by LA Davenport

This is the eternal question, or at least it seems to be nowadays. It has become very common and somewhat fashionable to throw down challenges to write daily, with the aim of developing a writing habit.

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Lockdown in Nice

Life in the shadow of Covid-19

Nice, France, is not the worst place to be stuck in lockdown. The sun still shines and the sky remains blue, but life in many other ways, some subtle, some obvious, has changed enormously.

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Italian Hillside

Italian Hillside, circa 2015. Pen and ink. It was a beautiful, languid day.

Italian Hillside, by LA Davenport
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Cover Art for My Life as a Dog

Dear Reader,

I was going through my old drawings and I thought I’d share with you the original sketch I made of my lovely dachshund, Kevin.

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Respect for the Dead

For your Friday delectation, dear reader, I present an extract from my collection Dear Lucifer and Other Stories

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Silver Memory

Silver Memory, a poem by LA Davenport

A memory in shadows and light,
delicate and dark…

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Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe by LA Davenport

The other day, in an independent café I shall not name, I perused the menu, unsure of what I wanted to drink. Eventually my eyes alighted on three enticing little words: Peanut Butter Smoothie.

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Peace and love to one and all

Merry Christmas from LA Davenport author of My Life as a Dog-Escape-No Way Home

I realise that Christmas is not something that we all celebrate, but the wishes of peace and joy at this time of year is universal.

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My Life as a Dog Out Now

My memoir of the life I shared with my dachshund Kevin, My Life as a Dog, is out now.

My Life as a Dog by LA Davenport 3D Cover
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Pre-Order My Life as a Dog

My Life as a Dog by LA Davenport in ebook and paperback

Dear reader, not only is my memoir My Life as a Dog finished, edited and ready for the world, but it is available for pre-order as an ebook on all good online books stores.

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Hounds of love

My Life as a Dog by LA Davenport 3D Cover

I am happy to report that, after much blood, sweat and tears (well, some sweat and a lot of effort), my memoir of a life shared with a black and tan dachshund is coming soon.

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Dog days are here again

Kevin the Dachshund in My Life as a Dog by LA Davenport - 4

An update on writing and my next book – a memoir of my life with a dachshund called Kevin.

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Escape Everywhere!!

Escape by LA Davenport Out Now in eBook

Finally, after a period of exclusivity on Amazon, I am very happy to announce that my debut novel, Escape, is now available on all your favourite eBook stores.

It’s out now.

You can find out more about Escape, and it’s how I was inspired to write it here.

L. A. Davenport
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Vintage Books: Thy Servant a Dog

Thy Servant a Dog I am no Hound any more

In the thirteenth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I chose Thy Servant a Dog, as told by Boots and edited by Rudyard Kipling.

To find out more about this book and see more pictures, go here.

L. A. Davenport
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Escape is "Amazing"!

My debut novel, Escape, has been described by readers and reviewers as “awesome” and “amazing”, and with “a plot that leaves you emotionally wrecked”…

Escape by LA Davenport Out Now in Paperback

Find out more, and read it now.


L. A. Davenport
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