A Super-Swanky New Me

 Any of you who have read or purchased my books will know that I am published by a company called Creativia. The lovely people involved have just upgraded their website so that their authors and books are put front and centre. The result is the page that I had with them is now brand […]

Writing Practise and Forgetting Your Work

Author’s Note: When I am working on a large project, I will often practise with dummy scenes and similar passages to those I will eventually publish. I find this an ideal way to feel a story out without worrying about it effecting the eventual outcome. The problem is, as with many creatives, your mind is […]

Genre Writing For You

Genre Writing For You The Joy of Words Author’s Note: This is my latest post on Medium. Please feel free to click the link and join me there. Today, my wife showed me a video clip of a Jack Russell terrier playing with a balloon. The little fellow jumped up and down in sheer unadulterated […]

Influences 1

Author’s Note: Today, I’m introducing a new section to my blog. I’m hoping people will find it interesting to read what has and still does influence my writing, as I’m pretty sure most of it will surprise you. A little background: I have eclectic tastes in both literature and art. I like what I like. […]

Thank You

The Golden Book Awards 2017 I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who wished me luck or went out of their way to vote for The Eternals at The Golden Book Awards 2017. I'm very proud to say I was one of only six books to receive both the […]

#VignetteSeries – Wartime Skies

Here, I was attempting to qualify the beauty of stars. Sir Belvedere Wainthrop is an ongoing character. He is a hero, but a man undervalued for all except his physical prowess. Only his best friend, Albert Chambers, sees him differently. Night hung like a loose drape baggy around the edges. In great swathes of undulating […]

2017 Writing Goals

I read an interesting article by some wiseacre who suggested making a list of all your writing hopes and aspirations for the forthcoming year. Now I’m a writeaholic, but after scanning through the following list, I aren’t so sure it was a good idea. Nevertheless, here it is. You can all hold me to account […]

An Inevitable Cold

An Inevitable Cold Author’s note: As a writer of speculative fiction, I often stray into the nighttime worlds of creatures some would refer to as subjects of horror. Sometimes this is true, but not often. The one classic example of this is the vampire to whom I feel a sleepless affinity. I write often of […]

#kindledeal #TheEternals

Just two more days of The Eternals £0.99/$0.99 kindle offer. The Eternals, neither human nor vampire, are the last inhabitants of a dying Earth. In the face of a slowly perishing sun, some have accepted their fate while others are ready to fight for their future. It is to this ultimatum that Jean, the last […]