What comes to mind when you think of Disney? The Disney brand is all about fun, innocent, family-friendly entertainment, full of warmth and soul and happy endings. That’s why Disney calls its world-famous theme parks the happiest places on Earth. Grand claims like that are, of course, going to invite naysayers to open the door… Continue reading Dark Side of the Mouse – 10 disturbing Disney urban legends
On a clear, chilly night in April, a tragedy occurred in the North Atlantic. An “unsinkable” British passenger liner, the world’s largest ship, crashed into an iceberg on its starboard side and did the very thing they said it couldn’t: sank. Due to the insufficient amount of lifeboats, it took most of the passengers with… Continue reading The man who predicted the Titanic disaster (and other WTF premonitions)
My lovely newsletter readers will know that I've been using this crazy, weird year to make extra progress on Million Eyes II, the second installment of the Million Eyes trilogy. And it's worked, too. I'm much further ahead than I would've been had Covid-19 not forced a temporary halt to almost everything else in my… Continue reading Updates on the Million Eyes Series
Jeffrey Epstein died in jail on 10th August 2019 and took a mountain of secrets with him. His associations with the likes of Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein have led a lot of people to wonder if his secrets might be to do with them. And that one or more of… Continue reading The murder of Jeffrey Epstein
In the past few months we’ve heard some pretty wild and sinister claims about the coronavirus pandemic. 5G towers are spreading COVID-19. China deliberately concocted COVID-19 in a lab. Bill Gates is planning to use an eventual coronavirus vaccine to plant microchips in us all. Mandatory face masks are part of a ‘deep state’ plot… Continue reading Coronavirus conspiracy theories are heating up, but is the internet really the enemy?
1948 police photo of the mysterious corpse The Somerton Man is Australia’s most famous John Doe. It’s suspected that he may have been a Russian spy, operating when international tensions were high and the Cold War was just starting to heat up. If he was, it’s possible that Australia’s counterintelligence services discovered his identity and… Continue reading Was the Somerton Man a Cold War spy assassinated by Australian counterintelligence?
No joke. Sometime after the autopsy of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, someone nicked his brain. And it’s been missing ever since. I did quite a bit of digging on this one, half-convinced the missing brain story was a fiction or hoax that had been re-reported as fact in mainstream media, thereby becoming an urban… Continue reading JFK’s missing brain: did the people protecting the grassy knoll shooter steal it?
Over the past few months, Million Eyes has received some fabulous reviews from lots of great blogs and publications. My favourite so far has to be the review that appears in Issue 9 of monthly sci-fi and fantasy magazine Parallel Worlds, released this month. Reviewer Ben Potts gives a really detailed breakdown of what the… Continue reading Parallel Worlds calls Million Eyes “a disorienting but enthralling experience” and an “excellent read”
I hope everyone is keeping well! I've just uploaded to my YouTube channel my talk & reading from the Waterstones book launch of Million Eyes, book one of the Million Eyes trilogy, which took place on Friday 13th March. Here it is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDoJS7-xfIo In the video, I thank the people that have helped make Million… Continue reading Waterstones book launch talk, Eastercon virtual launch and new review from Nothing in the Rulebook
This month I was supposed to be covering the theft of JFK’s brain. Then coronavirus happened. You might’ve heard a little bit about this. The fact that the world has been locked down and normal life has come to an almost apocalyptic halt has, naturally, caused the conspiracy theories to flood in. So, you know,… Continue reading 5G and coronavirus — are the phone networks trying to kill us?
Are you writing a time travel novel? What's your mode of time travel and what are your rules? A couple of weeks ago, Nothing in the Rulebook published a guest post I wrote with tips for authors daring to enter this fascinating yet sometimes dangerous realm. Basically, please ignore the disappearing rule. Read it here.… Continue reading Writing time travel
I'm not exaggerating when I say that last Friday was, hands down, the best night of my life. At Waterstones bookshop in Farnham, Surrey, I launched my new SF conspiracy thriller novel, Million Eyes, alongside my publishers, Elsewhen Press, and surrounded by family and friends. It was a brilliant success in spite of Coronavirus and… Continue reading Million Eyes launched at Waterstones and it was the best night of my life