The Long Way Home – Pitch Perfect Transcript

The Long Way Home  I’m nervous today. But I’ve been nervous before: when I had to reveal something I hoped I’d never have to. When I asked my wife to marry me.   Those occasions, with imagination, inspired the start of my novel.  What if you’re planning to propose, but have to reveal your true past... Continue Reading →

Noir from the Bar Press Release

International crime writers join forces to support NHS with new Crime Anthology Features shorts from best-sellers authors including Neil Broadfoot, Roz Watkins, Sharon Bolton and Zoe Sharp Newcastle-Upon-Tyne based literary group, Noir at the Bar, has brought together some of the best crime writers from across the globe, to publish a collection of short, fictional crime... Continue Reading →

Virtual Noir at the Bar Archives

This is where you can find previous episodes of Virtual Noir at the Bar Notice: Updated Announcement Regarding VNatB: About: Virtual Noir at the Bar is an online weekly event where crime and mystery writers read, live, from their works. Created as a Coronavirus alternative from the physical event - the fully fledged Newcastle chapter of... Continue Reading →

Virtual Noir at the Bar

Vic Watson has been running Noir at the Bar in Newcastle for four years. I went to my first session a couple of months ago, before things got...weird. It's a great evening - eight to ten authors, ranging from best sellers to unpublished, read from their work to an enthusiastic (increasingly so as the bar... Continue Reading →

Binge Worthy TV… Whatever You Subscribe To

There are a lot of lists around at the moment covering ‘binge worthy’ shows to watch during this ‘interesting’ time we find ourselves in. Here are a few that you should be able to see, depending what subscription service you may or may not have. As far as possible this list is a ‘getaway from... Continue Reading →

Unfilmable stories

The following is an abridged section of an essay from my collection of screenplays and 'bonus material' Off-Script. It's a weird little collection: four short scripts, ranging in technical difficulty to film, a bunch of notes, and a few glossaries. It was never going to be a best-seller. I adapted a couple of previously published short... Continue Reading →

Air of December: A Movie

It was 30 years ago this year that I made 'Air of December' - my Film Studies Final Project. A time of bulky video cameras, pre-affordable CGI and tape-to-tape editing processes. A dystopian sci-fi/ thriller it was described variously as 'a narrative study of the audience's view of the male anti-hero and attitudes towards violence'... Continue Reading →

Writing for a Younger Audience…a Retrospective

I released a collection of horror stories for children back in October last year entitled Cellar Stories (a riff on my first story collection of horror and dark tales for adults Basement Tales which, two years after publication, is still doing pretty well). I've written about why I did it in detail elsewhere on this... Continue Reading →

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