Hello and welcome to my site.
In the last four years I’ve been writing like two entirely separate but perfectly functioning demons and have completed four novels and around eighty short stories.
My debut novel ‘The Orangerie’ will be released by Close to the Bone Publishing in 2021. The Orangerie is a psychological thriller that thinks it’s a time travelling murder mystery!
My debut Collection ‘New Gods, Old Monsters’ will be released in late 2020 on Dark Lane Books.
My short stories have been accepted by around fifty good publications and I find I get a new ‘yes’ from an editor on average every month. They are a bit like buses, nothing for a couple of months and then three in one day. I list some of these publications on other pages – they are mainly in the UK and US, but my Christmas tale ‘The Christmas Violin’ has been published by Malawi’s excellent literature magazine, the Nthanda Review. You will find some stuff about me and my writing on other pages, including links to where my short stories have been published.
Another of my novels, ‘The King of the Crows’ (a horror) was acquired by Giles Press in early 2020, just before they folded! So, I’m currently touting that plus my other novel ‘The Diarist’ (the story of a life told backwards) around publishers and agents.
My short story ‘A Brief Moment of Rage’ appeared in Flame Tree’s Endless Apocalypse Anthology, tucked neatly between Lord Byron and Arthur Conan Doyle, which is of course where I belong. I’m fairly sure none of the BBC breakfast team came to a sticky end in a Conan Doyle story, but I’m not sure about Lord Byron. Unending Apocalypse blog
‘A brief moment of rage’ was selected for Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Volume 11. Enough said.
I was really pleased to have my story ‘The Bookmark’ picked up by Woman’s Weekly. I had wondered, given that I write a lot of horror, can I also write something that is comforting and heart warming? Woman’s Weekly has a distribution of over 300K- pretty damned good.
My short story ‘The Face’ didn’t win Leslie Marrick’s Mythic Beasts ‘Medusa’ contest, but got an honourable mention and will appear in the publication.
I was pleased to be the featured author for Left Hand Publishers blog for their Terrors Unimagined Anthology. Terrors Unimagined Blog
Check out their trailer for the book! Terrors Unimagined
As ever, I’ve got quite a few stories in the process of being published-
- The Short Way Home- The Fiction Desk
- Dorchester- Hell Bound Books
- Elsewhere- Dark Ink Books
- Mouth- Emerald Bay Books
- This Time of Night – Scare Street
- Mrs. Gotobed – Rock and a Hard Place
- Lest the Kraken Wakes – Dark Lane Books