Christmas Countdown Commercialism…

If you're stuck for an idea for a loved one's Christmas gift or looking for a Secret Santa gift, I'm pleased to offer my second collection of short stories - 'You Could Make a Killing ' at the budget-bargain price of only 99p (and I believe the equivalent in local markets). Yes, that's right -... Continue Reading →

Elevation: A Review…of sorts

A short review for a short book... Stephen King's new one has kicked up a bit of controversy, and not for its grisly content (it doesn't have any). First things first, a review of the content: is it any good? Yes, it is. Story-wise it is a lighter (no pun intended...well, maybe a leetle) version... Continue Reading →

Writing Resource 8/100: Telling Lies for Fun and Profit

I've said before that some of my favourite cultural items are quite possibly not on my shelf. I'm a fool to myself for 'lending' my most treasured possessions to friends who have not had the chance to encounter them. I think the three things I've given away (and repurchased) most often are Joe R Lansdale's... Continue Reading →

Review: The Book of Henry

  Another in an occasional series of movie reviews. Generally I’ll go for the new movies out on current release, but occasionally I’m going to review things I’ve come across that I think are worth a mention. As usual; a before and after summary but this time with an added ‘bonus’ of critical reaction to... Continue Reading →

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 →

Lethal White: a review

Before: The fourth in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith. Listened to it on Audible read by Robert Glenister. After: As a disclaimer, I read the first three of the Strike novels, and really enjoyed them: I had the new one on my Amazon List, but given I had an eight hour drive ahead... Continue Reading →

Talk Radio Part 2: The Broadcast

Earlier this week I wrote about my upcoming appearance on Stratford Words - a weekly show ran and hosted by Nick Le Mesurier on Welcombe Radio: a community internet station based in, well, duh, Stratford-Upon-Avon. That's right - Stratford; home of Shakespeare and all that good stuff. And check me out - I did a... Continue Reading →

Where have you been all this time? Editing a long-sort-of-lost novel

I've published two collections of short stories (did I ever mention Basement Tales and You Could Make a Killing?) to test the waters in self-publishing, Kindle and so forth but these have been, in a sense, warm ups before I start publishing novels. I have a number of novels in various stage - one fully... Continue Reading →

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