Rock Zombie (or One Night in Redcar with the Dead)

This is the story that happens when you think sod it, let's write the daftest thing we can think of and tie it in to all our teenage memories. Rock Zombie is a novel about a young lad drinking at the Beach Park on Redcar seafront... he dies... he comes back as a ghost... but … Continue reading Rock Zombie (or One Night in Redcar with the Dead)

I have news!

What a crazy end to the year it has been! My first novel, THE BOOK AND THE BLADE, was originally slated for release in September of this year but of course that didn't happen for a myriad of reasons. The new publication date is the 28th February, 2023, which bizarrely means my "debut" novel will … Continue reading I have news!

Reindeer Games is published!

Now, don't get me wrong, I cocked up big time and my little novella was released into the wild well before I realised what was going on, but here we are... a published novella. Albeit, a published novella about Santa's reindeer getting murdered but still, I did a thing! Here it is... https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B0BQGL1YDT&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_3MXM7F0097DRAMRPPTN6 I had … Continue reading Reindeer Games is published!

Almost there…

For anyone keeping track, Reindeer Games has just been uploaded for publication on Amazon. This is where we currently stand... I've added it for the lowest price I can across all markets but I've also enrolled the silly bloody thing in Kindle Select, which means it is exclusive to Amazon. More importantly, this means I … Continue reading Almost there…

Flibbertygibbets and jiggerypokery

A lot has happened in a short space of time so I thought I'd write a little post to let everyone know what the flibbertygibbets is going on. - The Book and the Blade has a new release date - February 28th, 2023. I've known for quite a while that this was going to happen … Continue reading Flibbertygibbets and jiggerypokery

In Terms of Terms This is it!

MY BOOK COMES OUT THIS TERM! *to be clear... it isn't. As a teacher by day (and a barely functioning man-child by night) much of my life is controlled by bells, schedules and timetables. Even now, during the school holidays, I have a Pavlovian response to sniff out the nearest coffee at 8:15, 10:55 and … Continue reading In Terms of Terms This is it!

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I've always been fascinated by regression... going back to those things we find comfort in particularly when times are hard. There's a psychological basis for it I'm sure but I won't pretend to know what I'm talking about there. For me, it's as simple as comfort food, comfort tv and comfort books. Last week I … Continue reading [engaging headline to encourage people to read]

All Hail Emperor Bezos and Bow Down Before the Amazon Overlords!

There is no getting around it. Very soon I will have to get on my knees like everyone else in the world and beg for scraps at the feet of Emperor Bezos. As much as I would love The Book and the Blade to be 100% indie... only available in small shops with quirky cafes … Continue reading All Hail Emperor Bezos and Bow Down Before the Amazon Overlords!

I will eviscerate you in fiction!

Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity.Geoffrey Chaucer (sort of) One of the fun things about writing a book you think pretty much no one will read is putting all your friends and family in there and ending their lives in new and imaginative ways. Not … Continue reading I will eviscerate you in fiction!