How Heller Inspired Me

Joseph Heller, known for Catch-22. WW2 vet turned writer of novels, screenplays and short stories and academic.At the age of 17 or so, we were tasked with comparing two books for the English A-Level: Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 and Louis De Bernieres’ Captain Correlli’s...

My Love and Loss of Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett, known for the Discworld novels and a whole lot more. Writer of fantasy and sci-fi with a satirical bent. Around January 2018, I settled down to read Maskerade, the 18th book in the Discworld series, and thoroughly enjoyed it. But it left me with a...

Cover Reveal: The Violent Fae

The new cover design for the upcoming novel, The Violent Fae, revealed. The third book in the Ordshaw series, and the closing chapter in the Sunken City arc.

The City Screams is OUT NOW!

I'm proud to announce that The City Screams is now available from all your most friendly bookshops. And, of course, Amazon. Check it out here. The story's become really dear to me, given the rather different journey the lead, Tova Nokes, took me on. She's a profoundly...

My Best Reads of 2018

Another year’s rolling painfully close to its end, and it’s time to take stock of the heaps of words I’ve glared at this year. I’ve got a feeling one or two I’ve got left to read might be worth including, too, but I'm about to holiday so they'll have to wait for next...

Wading Through the Short Stories

I write a lot. It's left me with too much to share, so today I'm offering an opportunity to get involved with more of my short fiction. It's taken maybe half a year to get the sequel to  Under Ordshaw ready for publication (still tentatively titled Blue Angel), but...