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11/05/2021: The Human Son - Special Offer

Hello,I woke up to some good news this morning; THE HUMAN SON is currently #1 in the Post-Apocalyptic Kindle category!  This is in no small part down to the fact that the Kindle version is c...

29/04/2021: April Newsletter

Hello,How are you?I've been pretty busy in the few months (and almost an entire lockdown) since my last email. For a start, I wrote a book! This is the second one I've finished during the pand...

02/02/2021: The InkWalker Collective - Writers' Playlists

A few months ago (or three hundred years in the current timeframe) I began chatting with fellow author Emily Inkpen about what music we listen to when writing. Bemoaning the fact that good writing pla...

04/12/2020: Beyond the Iron Gates: Coping with Failure in Publishing

I've spent a long time wondering how to write this post. To be grateful is a tacit requirement of any author who, like me, has been admitted through the iron gates of publishing (no other professi...

17/09/2020: The Human Son - Out Today!

Hello,Just a quick note to say that THE HUMAN SON is out in paperback in the UK today!Some of you may have already read the ebook version, or listened to the audiobook (narrated by the magnificent Ali...

01/07/2020: You Are Not Alone; An Anthology Of Hope And Isolation

Hello,Hope you're doing OK. Just a quick word to let you know about a brilliant short story compilation that's out today called You are Not Alone; An Anthology of Hope and Isolation, whic...

22/05/2017: A Full Moon Blanket: What Chris Cornell and Soundgarden meant to me.

Soundgarden in Dublin, 2013, the last time I saw them. It’s Friday evening. I’m 17. I jump on my bike and swing out of our drive, past the yellow field in which we drink, through my sleepy, sun-warmed village and onto the road to my friend’s house. It’s the place we all meet before heading into ...

22/01/2016: Giant Moons and Hyperprime

Joseph Campbell said “follow your bliss”. Heed the call, listen to the voice. But it’s not always that easy; for every voice calling you on, there’s always another one calling you back. It was the winter of 2008. A supermoon hung over Edinburgh. I idled to work with the words ‘going to be a fathe...

21/12/2015: Star

‘THE SITUATION is now hopeless. We have no choice but to…’ Lily grabbed the remote and switched off the television. ‘Hey,’ said her daughter. She swung round, lit up by the Christmas tree lights, dressed as an angel. The outfit consisted of Lily’s once best red shoes - heels now worn down, buc...

24/04/2015: Finding My Books in Singapore

I love Singapore. My sister lives there so I've visited it quite a few times - it's friendly, safe, and interesting. I'm aware that last sentence makes me sound like I'm doing an Alan Partridge travelog but seriously - if we're ever invade by aliens who want to know our worth as a species then we ...

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