2019

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.

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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

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

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

Finding my Nook

Excitement! Intrigue!

Well, maybe not intrigue, but definitely excitement – my short story collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are now available on Barnes & Noble / Nook.

See, told you it was exciting!

L. A. Davenport

PS, Escape, my debut thriller, is also out now.

Ginger Colorado

In these trying times, what the world needs most of all is love.

Failing that, how about numbing the pain with a cocktail I invented recently on a trip into the French countryside?

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Bad Girls

Bad Girls, by M.I.A.


No Escape

It's in my hands, it can't get away now...!

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Escape – Out Now!

I’m excited to announce that my debut novel, Escape, is out now and available as an ebook and in paperback on Amazon.

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Escape to Dream

How my heartbreak following the death of David Bowie led me to Tumblr and the inspiration for the dream sequences in my debut novel Escape.

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Five-star Inspiration

Six years ago, I went on holiday to southern Italy. I thought I was going to get away from it all, but I ended up being inspired to write my first novel.

Find out how a strange occurrence in a five-star hotel and a chance encounter with a mysterious Russian led to the genesis of my new thriller Escape.

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L. A. Davenport

(I have also written about the inspiration behind my collections Dear Lucifer and Other Stories and No Way Home.)

The Way Home

Dear reader, I have written a story-by-story explanation of the inspiration and background to all six pieces included in my collection No Way Home.

It was very enjoyable to look back at the stories in that way, as although the book was published in December and I spent the preceding two years working on it, I haven’t taken the opportunity to think in a structured way about how the pieces came about and what I wanted to do in putting them together.

So I hope you find it interesting, and feel free to ask me any questions about those or any other stories.

L. A. Davenport

(To read about the inspiration behind Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, go here.)

How Dear Lucifer Began

I have just written a piece on the page for my collection Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on what inspired the pieces and how they came to be published in that form.

I hope you find it interesting! I shall be adding pieces on the origins of No Way Home and Escape in the coming days…

L. A. Davenport

Escape Teaser

I have filmed and edited a teaser for my upcoming novel Escape, called Break-Up.


Break-Up from L. A. Davenport on Vimeo.


You can more read about Escape here on Pushing the Wave, or you can head over to P-Wave Press.

Escape – Pre-Order Now

Well, finally it’s here.

The moment I can tell you, dear reader, that not only is my novel Escape finished, editing and ready for the world with its shiny cover, but it is available for pre-order, exclusively (for now) on Amazon.

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Gladys Love

“Did you know his mother’s name?”

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Crumpet

Crumpet, by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer



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In praise of drunkenness

“Beware, Be aware of intent-, intentions, intents, intent..ion.”

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Print out

I am super excited to announce that my books Dear Lucifer and Other Stories and No Way Home are now available as paperbacks, alongside the original shiny eBooks!

Thanks to Amazon’s lovely print service, you can order them to be delivered straight to your door, and you may even see them turn up on other catalogues.

So to get your copies, head over to my Amazon page to find out more…

L. A. Davenport

Philip the Kitten

It’s been a frustrating, long and tiring week, and there’s only one thing that help me with my anger management issues.

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You're dead, let's disco!

Guilty pleasure: I know it’s been a long while since it finished, but Sex and the City remains one of my favourite TV shows.

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Imaginary friend

I used to have an imaginary friend, but he snored.

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Comedy

Comedy is the safety valve of a nation.

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Good

I try to be a good person but unfortunately I enjoy failing too much.

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Memory

I can’t remember if I told you but I’ve got a very good memory.

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Deathcast all around!

Finally, Deathcast has joined Screen Grab, Stations of the Soul, No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo.

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PTW Music Club

Exciting news!

All of the music, videos and lyrics that I talk about on Pushing the Wave are now available to watch together on one single YouTube playlist:



Enjoy!

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Space Invader

Space Invader, by Prinzhorn Dance School



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Grab it in more places!

Good news! You can now get Screen Grab on your favourite online book store, as it has joined Stations of the Soul, No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo.

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Review: War and Peace

It is intimidating for a reader, let alone a writer, to approach the idea of reviewing a book that stands so preeminently in the history of modern literature as War and Peace.

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Vintage Books: Dogs, Wild and Domestic

In the twelfth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I wanted to give you something a little different.

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Creating Book Covers

For the covers of my collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, I had the great fortune of working with someone who is not only a great friend but also a great designer, David Löwe, from Berlin, Germany.

To find out how David approaches design in general, and the covers for my books in particular, I caught up with him recently, asking him on how he comes up with his ideas, how he uses typography, the challenge of eBooks and the importance of animation in presenting book designs.

To read the interview, complete with illustrations, short movies and revealing insights into the creative process, go here.

You can see more of David’s work and some of what inspires him on Instagram.

L. A. Davenport

Next Station on the Journey

I am delighted to announce that Stations of the Soul has joined No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo.

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Dear Lucifer: Reboot

While to all outwards appearances Dear Lucifer and Other Stories still looks the same, it has gone through somewhat of a transformation under the hood.

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Brand New Cover – No Way Home

I am very happy to announce that my short story collection No Way Home has had a makeover and has a brand-new cover!

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Scarlatti – Euridice dall'Inferno

Today, I’ve been listening to an album of music by Alessandro Scarlatti, performed by Ars Lyrica Houston.

They present première recordings of two works – Euridice dall’Inferno and La concettione della Beata Vergine – alongside Cello Sonata No. 2 in C Minor and the Toccata in A Major.

It’s a wonderful collection, with elegant and refined performances that nevertheless carry emotional weight.

You can read more about it on Naxos.com, or you can listen below.


Performance

Every action is a performance.

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Beth Gibbons - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) performed by Beth Gibbons and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki.


No Way Home: On Google Play!

I am delighted to announce that my short story collection No Way Home is available now on Google Play!

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Giveaway

You can keep your body but if you give away your mind, you lose everything.

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Dear Lucifer: On Google Play!

I am delighted to announce that my short story collection Dear Lucifer and Other Stories is available now on Google Play!

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From Dear Lucifer: The Last Moment

While you are waiting, dear readers, for my novel Escape to be published, I wanted to give you something to whet your appetite.

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How much do I owe you?

Introducing the DBSM for calculating the cost of shared holidays

You know the scenario. A friend or family member says they’re hiring a villa for two weeks in the summer and you’re welcome to join them for as long as you can make it. Not just you, of course, but everyone else on their friends list.

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Writing Process: Surveillance Capitalism

In October, I talked about a couple of books that I had found very inspiring for an as-yet unnamed book that I am writing about a dystopian future.

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Search me!

In November, I added something to this site that I realised was essential, and was surprised that I hadn’t thought of adding before: a contact form.

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Build the Hedge

Instead of a wall, whether concrete or steel, why doesn’t Trump build a nice hedge?

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I Could Write a Book

I Could Write a Book by Dinah Washington