It’s Launch Day! Giveaway & Live Stream

After over 10 years of work it is finally LAUNCH DAY for my debut novel, Mime. To celebrate the launch, I’m running a giveaway to win a signed copy of the book, plus extra goodies! I’ll be doing a live stream on Facebook tonight at 6pm. I hope you’ll join | Read more…

10 Books That Influenced Me As A Writer

As I gear up for the Kickstarter and launch for Mime, I find myself reflecting on how I got to where I am – a debut novelist with a book about to be published. Here are 10 books that have shaped my writing journey, from my early teens to now. | Read more…

Gravewatcher (PREVIEW)

My (long) short story Gravewatcher appears in the newly released Tales from The Graveyard from North Bristol Writers. Here’s a sample from the opening. Carina watched from the cemetery gate. Her new arrival tried to shove the gardener’s shoulder, passed straight through, and stumbled to his knees. Those who died | Read more…

Memories of Terry Pratchett

There are few occasions when the news that someone you have never met has passed away affects you almost as strongly as learning about the death of a loved one. Today, Sir Terry Pratchett, beloved, world rebound author of fantasy and humour, lost his battle with Alzheimers disease. When I | Read more…

General update and “coming soon”

Along with the rest of Britain, I’ve had a bit of a dry spell recently. A blogging dry spell at least. Hopefully the two aren’t linked and it won’t start raining as a result of me posting an update. This is a bit of a general update and “what’s coming | Read more…

The Hunger Games – part 2 – a case study in character morality

Last week I reviewed The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. These days, when I read a book, I like to look back and think about what I can learn from it. Whether it’s something the author did well and I can try to incorporate into my own writing, or something | Read more…