I just finished watching the third and final series of the British/French cop show, The Tunnel (a remake of the Danish/Swedish show, The Bridge), starring the excellent Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy. It got me thinking about fan service versus fan disservice, or what I’m going to refer to as fan-punching-in-face (just because it’s more… Continue reading Drawing the line between fan service and fan-punching-in-face: an examination of The Tunnel, Line of Duty, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars
The Table Read online entertainment magazine recently published a detailed interview with me, talking about the background of Million Eyes and Million Eyes II, how I developed my protagonists and antagonists for each of the books, and some of the main challenges I encountered when writing it. There's also a little bit of advice for… Continue reading Interview with The Table Read looks in depth at the background of Million Eyes
Just uploaded a video of me reading my flashiest of flash fiction stories, There's Something About Anne, to my YouTube channel. The story's only 81 words long, so won't take up much of your time if you fancy a watch! It's published in the 81 Word flash fiction anthology put together by Christopher Fielden. There… Continue reading A reading of my uber-short story “There’s Something About Anne”
I hope you all had a fab Christmas. Katherine and I hosted my family in our new house and it went without a hitch! (Lucky, really, considering 'without a hitch' has NOT been the theme for this year.) With the New Year approaching, I thought it was high time I gathered together all the rest… Continue reading Blog tour roundup: Million Eyes II is a “madcap romp through time” that’s “scarily plausible” – plus my speech from the launch
On Friday 19th November, I launched Million Eyes II: The Unraveller at Chandlers cafe and cocktail bar in Clanfield, Hampshire, very near mine and Katherine's new house. It was a wonderful success and another of the best nights of my life. This second launch almost didn't happen. Originally scheduled to take place at Waterstones like… Continue reading Launching Million Eyes II at Chandlers (and how brilliant it was)
Was Jesus really a god? What if the gospel stories are colourful and distorted reimaginings of what actually happened? This is one of the central ideas in Million Eyes II: The Unraveller, a book that also connects the dinosaurs, the Gunpowder Plot and the Bermuda Triangle in a weird, twisty, timey wimey adventure. Million Eyes… Continue reading Want to know who Jesus REALLY was? Million Eyes II: The Unraveller now available as a paperback!
These photos, taken by Galina Varese at Chez Maximka, are wonderful. She's found an image that could be the 'Hooded Man' in Million Eyes II, along with the Gunpowder Plotters and Jesus. She's very kindly let me showcase them here. I'm five days into the blog tour for Million Eyes II: The Unraveller, organised by… Continue reading Million Eyes II blog tour so far, plus book launch venue change reminder
Hi folks! So Million Eyes II: The Unraveller has been out a week and I just wanted to share how publication day went for me. I remember reading an article by Kristen Kieffer, author of Build Your Best Writing Life, about her own publication day. How it felt like any other day: after writing some… Continue reading My publication day reflections
I'm proud to announce that Million Eyes II: The Unraveller has been released today as an ebook! You can now buy it from the ebook platform of your choosing. If you're after a paperback copy, that's out on November 8th. 🙂 Published by Elsewhen Press, Million Eyes II: The Unraveller follows straight on from Million… Continue reading Million Eyes II is out today as an ebook
It's been difficult holding this in. Elsewhen Press sent me the cover for Million Eyes II: The Unraveller last weekend and I've been bursting to show people. Well, now I can, and here it is. And I absolutely love it, more than the first one, in fact. Elsewhen Press have done a brilliant job (thank… Continue reading The Million Eyes II cover is here!
Sorry for the long gaps between posting, but as my newsletter readers already know, writing has been forced to plummet down my list of important things these past four months. Moving and renovating a house has proven one of the most stressful things I've ever done (of course, it would've been far less so had… Continue reading Million Eyes II ebook coming a little later than planned (but cover reveal and official blurb coming this Friday!)
Million Eyes II: The Unraveller has an official release date! It's coming on Friday 27th August as an ebook, so if you fancy some light reading for the bank holiday weekend... (I say 'light'. It's not really. It's actually rather dark in places – but always good fun 😆) It'll then be released as a… Continue reading Million Eyes II: The Unraveller coming out as an ebook on August 27th and a paperback on November 8th