Have You Read The Christmas Goblin Yet?

Last month, I released my new ebook – a short(ish) Christmas children’s story. During a regular bout of spring insomnia earlier this year, a flea I had in my ear for many years about two children in their room on Christmas Eve, on a planet far away. Back then, it was going to be a … Continue reading Have You Read The Christmas Goblin Yet?

A Sci Fi Romance Story for Valentine’s Day

Yes it is that time of year again, the time that lovers buy each other chocolates and flowers, go out for a meal and sip wine into the small hours and generally revel in how loved up they feel. Well, not for everyone. Want a bit of romance in your reading? Believe it or not, … Continue reading A Sci Fi Romance Story for Valentine’s Day

The Winter of Discommunication

I posted just five times in January. A combination of ongoing winter bugs (both myself and my other half) that won’t go away coupled with an upturn in work has meant I’ve neglected this blog a little. But life isn’t stagnating. I’ve joined the gym, climbing more often and running again although mostly on gym … Continue reading The Winter of Discommunication

A Coming of Age Story Perfect for Spring

Despite that spring is my favourite season, it seems that I’ve written few stories set during the three months between the end of March and June. It’s a period that defines new life, a new start, new beginnings and people tend to be blessed with a certain air of positivity and relaxation. Spring for me … Continue reading A Coming of Age Story Perfect for Spring

Science Fiction’s Sub-Genres in a Nutshell (Part 1)

To the uninitiated, science fiction is about space battles and exploring planets full of strange and wonderful creatures. Yet science fiction has never “just” been about spaceships and alien planets. That is just one subgenre of our weird and wonderful genre. There are many more and you might be surprised at some books and films … Continue reading Science Fiction’s Sub-Genres in a Nutshell (Part 1)

Angel’s Mass: A Ghost Story for Christmas

Below is an excerpt from my Christmas ghost story Angel’s Mass from the volume Herrenvolk and Other Stories. It is 1345 and the story is of young Brother Edmund of Tintern Abbey (south Wales) woken in the early hours of Christmas Eve by a ghostly voice calling him to the newly built church. What is … Continue reading Angel’s Mass: A Ghost Story for Christmas

Character Feature: Hal Yorke

My girlfriend got me into Being Human last year. I never watched it at the time of broadcast, mostly because I felt the media was a little too saturated with young brooding vampires. I was glad she did though, because it was great in some many ways. It didn’t take itself too seriously, it was very … Continue reading Character Feature: Hal Yorke

Snippet Sunday 30/11/14: The Cold Man Part 8

We’re winding down to the end now so if you need to catch up… Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 , Part 7 Not just at the house, but in the front garden waiting at the gate for us. I couldn’t read his expression and I didn’t much like his appearance for the second … Continue reading Snippet Sunday 30/11/14: The Cold Man Part 8

Snippet Sunday 23/11/14: The Cold Man Part 7

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 I’m not entirely sure what happened next. One moment, dad was stepping into 40mph traffic, and the next The Cold Man raced across the road, through the oncoming traffic and pushed dad back onto the pavement. All this happened in the blink of an eye.