The main thing I was trying to achieve when writing Dead Lock was to present several similar scenarios from Dead Heat with very different outcomes. Some of these are major plot points but this dynamic was also present in the smaller interactions between the characters. One of my favourite scenes was the moment Jim tried… Continue reading Comparing my Zombie Novellas Dead Heat and Dead Lock
Yes, it's release day for Dead Lock my follow-up novella to horror-comedy Dead Heat. I'm so excited to see what people think and can't believe Dead Heat has been out some 2.5 years already! It won't be long until my next release (I hope). One way or the other, Salmonweird will get released. But for… Continue reading How Do You Like Your Zombies?
It's nice to be able to start adding the final touches to Dead Lock now. Yesterday afternoon, I posted the new cover image and a new cover for Dead Heat, but I want to go into a bit more detail about the changes. Firstly, I wanted the Dead Lock cover (see below) to be a… Continue reading Dead Lock Cover and Dead Heat 2nd Edition Cover
I really couldn't be any more pleased with myself about how well work is progressing on the follow-up novella to my horror comedy Dead Heat. I've been working on it in bits and pieces most of the year but only in the last month has it all fallen into place. I'm going on holiday soon… Continue reading A(nother) Sample of Dead Lock!
It feels wonderful to be able to write this post. I promised myself I would get it complete this year (some two years after I said I would get it done) and looked to miss another self-imposed deadline. But now I can say with total confidence that I am getting there. What is Dead Lock?… Continue reading Dead Lock’s Final Straight
SPOILER ALERT: If you are unfamiliar with the book or have only seen the recently released film with no idea what is going to happen in Chapter 2, I suggest you look away now if you don't want it spoilt. The latest film version released globally this weekend. I saw it on Friday afternoon. Largely,… Continue reading The Themes in Stephen’s King’s “IT”
Self-published books can be hit or miss. I’ve read some superb examples and some truly awful examples through the likes of BookBub. Mostly, the quality has been fair to good. I usually judge my interest not by reviews but by how much the blurb appeals. This one certainly appealed so I gave it a shot.… Continue reading Book Review: The Dark by Jason Brant
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
One of the best things about submitting a piece of fiction is that you don't have to brood on it. Salmonweird is already out of my mind for the next 6-8 weeks while I await news. In the meantime, I have plenty of other projects to work on. Although I am keen to get cracking… Continue reading Dead Lock Keeps Me Busy While Waiting for Salmonweird News
I largely feel indifferent to novelisations and TV / film tie in books. It is not very often that my disappointment with this type of book is challenged though. I think I said as much when I reviewed the Bioshock tie in last month. I bought this one several years ago, probably around the time… Continue reading Book Review: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman