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

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…

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?

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!

That was some year! (written in June 2021)

It has been just over a year since I woke up one morning to an email from some lovely people in The States who told me they wanted to publish my little book. A year! 2020. Nothing much happened there, right? Just an ordinary, boring, humdrum kind of year. So I thought I'd let you … Continue reading That was some year! (written in June 2021)

Before The Book and the Blade

I wrote six books before I started work on The Book and the Blade. They were not great. One, two and three were terrible in fact. Four showed some small promise but floundered (drowned) in the middle. Five was a present for my kids that I'm still happy with, and six was a silly thing … Continue reading Before The Book and the Blade

Where have you been?

Years ago I ploughed my way through Frank McCourt's books because one of my students was reading Angela's Ashes and raving about it in class, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I read the same book, loved it, and decided to read everything else he had written as well. Somewhere … Continue reading Where have you been?

Halloween Hearth Stories 2020

I wrote a thing for the Halloween Hearth Stories hosted by Parliament House Press. This weekend and next they are publishing a selection of creepy/spooky/Halloweeny short stories from some of their authors (that's me, Mum!) and my story is online now for you to have a gander at. I'll come clean, I cheated a bit. … Continue reading Halloween Hearth Stories 2020