I feel like I've missed a trick with The Book and the Blade. It would seem that I did not get the memo regarding the standard structure of novel titles in the contemporary market. Absolutely everything seems to be some combination of A____ of_____ and _______ , and with less than ten days to go … Continue reading A SOMETHING of SOMETHING and SOMETHING
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!
Nothing says Happy Christmas quite like a novella about Santa's reindeers being brutally murdered, right? Well, if that's in anyway up your street then have I got the story for you... maybe? Reindeer Games will be published a few days before Christmas this year. Honest truth, I got a little bored of waiting for my … Continue reading Reindeer Games
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
Whoring myself out to publishers…
The wonderful thing about being a writer is the joy you get from putting your heart and soul into a piece of work, spending hours, days, weeks, years poring over it, making it as amazing as possible, as perfect as possible, getting it polished and ready to hand out to the world and then giving … Continue reading Whoring myself out to publishers…
A few things…
There are now less than seven weeks to go until The Book and the Blade is released into the wild so I thought I'd write a little post in order to give some updates. - pre-orders for the ebook are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Booktopia, Kobo and more - pre-orders for hardback and … Continue reading A few things…
Premature Adjective Occurring or done before the usual or proper time; too early. Ejaculation Noun Something said quickly and suddenly. I've had a habit of this my whole life (stop giggling and get your mind out of the gutter. We're using the Queen's English here). What I mean is, I regularly do or say something … Continue reading Premature ejaculation
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!
How’s the writing going?
I get asked this a lot. It's nice. It's also a wee bit depressing when the answer is, has been, and will probably continue to be... it isn't. I have a "work in progress" but instead of my usual all-consuming attacking the keyboard like a starving dog going at a bag of hot chips I'm … Continue reading How’s the writing going?