Sir James the Lame

In writing Perseverance I am taking pains to base every creative decision, every ‘scene’ I write on the historical record. It’s proving – at times – rather constricting and has resulted in the release date being pushed back a whole quarter of a year! At least when Perseverance does hit Amazon later this year, I will be […]

Little White Lies: International Giveaway!

Look at all those happy chaps with their paperback copies of LITTLE WHITE LIES, a ★★★★★ read (and it’s not just me saying that!). Don’t you want to be one of them?? The UK-only Goodreads giveaway has just ended (congrats winner!) and a paperback complete with author signature (value of paperback, £8.99/$11.99; value of my squiggles, […]

Little White Lies: Johnny loses a bet

This is a special “deleted scene” from ‘Little White Lies’ – as promised! – to celebrate 200 adds of the book on Goodreads. It’s spoiler-free… but a little silly!     Johnny was being uncharacteristically firm. He folded his arms across his chest to emphasise his resolve. “It’s not going to happen,” he repeated for […]

‘Deadlands’ wins second prize at the SFWG Speculative Fiction Contest

  This morning I woke up to the news that Deadlands – one of the short stories included in my collection ‘The Last Train Home & Other Stories’ placed second in the 2012 Short Fiction Writers’ Guild contest for short, speculative fiction. I’m absolutely chuffed. Check out the contest results and the very worthy winners of […]

New review from Baggybookworm

  New review up today for The Last Train Home & Other Stories; check it out here!   Baggybookworm is a well-ranged, general review site just coming back from a hiatus – check out past reviews and Follow for notification of future ones.   Thanks Branka!  

New review from HotLit Books

  Pleased as punch that today HotLit Books gave The Last Train Home & Other Stories a whopping five stars and a ‘Read Now’ rating!   Check out the review here – and remember to peruse the rest of the site for more indie gems.   Thanks HotLit Books!!  

Special Offer! 1/3 off ‘The Last Train Home & Other Stories’

    In celebration of the launch night for The Last Train Home – for a limited time only – get one third off the price at Smashwords Publishing with coupon code MG29M!!   After you’ve bought the book via Smashwords, you will have access to a whole range of formats for reading or printing: […]