Bad Treatment

This is a story that I never thought would see the light of day. You might agree it shouldn't have after you read it but today I thought I'd share it. I dug it out when looking through old stories at 5 this morning, while thinking about the sad passing of William Goldman yesterday. It's... Continue Reading →

A Special Free Fiction Offer

The Deal... Looking at the Amazon Charts this afternoon I saw that one of my books is currently ranked #14, while the other is chugging along happily enough. In a blatant attempt to boost my ego, I'm trying to get my book in the Top 10. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can download any... Continue Reading →

The Trick or Treat Perspective

A bit of Halloween free fiction...notes at the end... The Trick or Treat Perspective The man watched surreptitiously as his son approached the door. The boy walked forward tentatively and the man, from his hiding place, willed him on. Tommy had insisted on the sack-cloth looking latex mask – the one with stitched over lips... Continue Reading →

Latest Release…Update

I'm really pleased to  be able to pass on a couple of bits of news. Well, five to be exact.. My new collection of short stories, You Could Make a Killing, is as of today available in both print and Kindle on Amazon. Even better - Amazon have included the print version in their Prime... Continue Reading →

Kindle Unlimited: A Reminder

A second post of the day, as it is a promo piece, but just a reminder, that if you have Kindle Unlimited you can read any of my two and a half books for free on Amazon. (I say 'and-a-half' because I have a story in the new anthology 'Burning'). It's £7.99 a month, and... Continue Reading →

A few short story openings…

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about opening lines and first impressions - looking at some of my favourite first sentences of literature. That got me to look at some of my own first lines, and then got me looking at some of the many many stories that I've started, either in... Continue Reading →

The 100% Detective

Rather than a short story today I thought I'd share an work in progress - the opening of the novel/ screenplay (working on them simultaneously) 'The 100% Detective.' The full story should be available early in 2019. Follow this blog to make sure you keep up to date, and any comments welcome! * Chapter 1... Continue Reading →

Packing for Goodbye

Author Note at the bottom.  Packing for Goodbye I packed my son’s things up tonight. All his favourite clothes into a sports bag he’d never even used – still with its’ tags on. No point keeping the clothes crispy starch in a hard body suitcase now. The canvas bag would do. I wondered- if he’d... Continue Reading →

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