"Do you know how much it costs to pay an artist to design a custom cover for your book?" Was a question I recently asked of somebody in a book group. This was in response to how "cheap" self-published and indy book covers look, and that they "put readers off". While readers are drawn to… Continue reading Feed a Writer AND an Artist: Buy Books New!
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?
After six weeks of anxious waiting, I've had a "thanks, but no thanks" email from Unbound. The brief email explained that it wasn't their sort of thing. Fair comment, but it would have been good to get a little more feedback than that. Onwards and upwards though. Salmonweird will see the light of day. I… Continue reading A “No” From Unbound
Welcome to spring! Is it just me, or do you feel quite motivated and energetic to get stuff done as soon as spring comes around? I certainly do. While my other half was away at a conference (not far, the hotel was just three miles from where we live!) I took to doing lots of… Continue reading Fiction Projects Update April 2017
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
Just a few days have passed since I completed the first draft of Salmonweird. But the muse has definitely taken resident in my brain for a few weeks. I don't think she will be going anywhere for the time being. On Sunday, I spent some time finally working on Dead Lock, my companion piece for… Continue reading The Explosive Opening to “Dead Lock” (Dead Heat Follow Up)
I can't believe it has taken me a year to read this seeing as the writer once described me as "one of his favourite review bloggers" or words to that effect. I've read four of his works to date, and I was very keen to read this, part one of a trilogy set in the… Continue reading Book Review: Far Side of the Rubicon by Erik Wecks
I'm very pleased to announce to you today that my zom-com Dead Heat is now available as hard copy editions. Corporate team building days can be fun and when three friends: Jim, Mike and Tony are told this year’s event would be the Dead Heat zombie race, where they would be chased by aspiring actors… Continue reading Dead Heat Zom-Com Hard Copies – OUT NOW!
My recent novella Dead Heat has a number of 4 and 5-star reviews already on Amazon Kindle. Want another good reason to buy it aside from the great reviews? How about a short section of some horror and some funnies to encourage you to buy it? There was only cricket bat; Jim retrieved it and passed it… Continue reading A Sample of Dead Heat – My Horror-Comedy Novella
I just want to post the first few hundred words here of the mirror story I hope to publish by the end of the year. As you can see, it's a very different opening. I'm not sure about the newspaper headlines I've included, and may eventually work them into the narrative. It does five you a sense… Continue reading The Opening of Dead Lock