One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Ghostbusters | 9 Reasons Why A 30 Year Old Franchise Was Nearly Destroyed.

Posted on the July 28th, 2016 under Uncategorized by

From conception and execution, to bad marketing decisions, what went wrong?     A little over 30 years ago, four ‘scientists’ saved the city of New York, postponed the apocalypse and became cultural icons. Armed with little more than...

Green Living in Dubai: Jebel Shams: 9 Things to do in Summer

Posted on the July 23rd, 2016 under Green Living by

Jebel Shams, highest mountain in Oman at a height of 3005 meter has to offer many things to do in summer, where weather is almost 15 degrees less than Dubai! Just across the border beautiful things await and Jebel Shams is one of those natural beautie...

Fake Plastic Souks: How To Write, Edit And Publish Your Novel

Posted on the July 22nd, 2016 under Personal Bloggers by

I've done a number of workshops over the past few years which set out to help accelerate people's booky journeys by sharing with them some of the more useful things I have found out in my own sixteen years of writing, publishing and selling books. Most...

Green Living in Dubai: Camping on Jebel Shams in Summer

Posted on the July 20th, 2016 under Green Living by

Camping on Jebel Shams during harsh summer, when rest of Middle East is roasting under scorching hot Sun, sounds crazy right? But here is our story, which was not a disaster but filled with fun, outdoor time and surprises. Cave Camping in Summer  ...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: From Sci-Fi to Kickboxing, two new project announcements.

Posted on the July 20th, 2016 under Uncategorized by

The team at One Nine Seven One Media (1971 Productions) are excited to announce the production of two new (but very different) projects firmly rooted in the entertainment arena.In development is our ambitious drama/thriller project Equidistance (the de...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Problem With The Problem With Hijab

Posted on the July 18th, 2016 under Personal Bloggers by

The sensitive little darlings, The Sun, subsequently deleted this tweet.You may have seen The Sun's Kelvin MacKenzie protesting that UK Channel 4 TV's coverage of the Nice attack featured a young lady (Fatima Manji) wearing a hijab. I don't recommend y...

Fake Plastic Souks: Psychological Thriller Birdkill Kindle Ebook Free Shock Horror

Posted on the July 14th, 2016 under Personal Bloggers by

So my newest novel is free on Amazon in all flavours for the next 48 hours or so. Enough time to nip off over there and download it: enough time to tell friends.Get Birdkill FREE from Amazon.comGet Birdkill FREE from Amazon.co.ukThe book could do ...

Ginger and Scotch: 4th of July Fireworks in the Rain (New York City)

Posted on the July 13th, 2016 under Expat Bloggers by

Last July 4th, my friend Nic and I spent the evening on the Manhattan side of the East River, stuffing and drinking ourselves silly at Zum Schneider’s outdoor Biergarten. The grill was sizzling and smoking with bratwurst, frankfurters, whole ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Blooming Brilliant Book Buyer’s Bonza Bonanza

Posted on the July 10th, 2016 under Personal Bloggers by

My books are now ALL on sale at WH Smith branches across the UAE in paperback. As of now, they're all in stock. I'm reliably informed Shemlan - A Deadly Tragedy is listed as a best seller at the WHS branch in Abu Dhabi International Airport.So a big fa...

Fake Plastic Souks: Masafi Just Changed

Posted on the July 6th, 2016 under Personal Bloggers by

I happened to notice this morning a piece of text on a box of Masafi we'd just finished. That text read: "Water from an underground source".Which struck me as odd, because that's precisely the canard Pepsico's UAE producer of Aquafina used to obfuscate...