There's a reason I've titled the article this way, and it's not what you think. This isn't about who broke the heart of a madly-in-love dwarf actor playing a munchkin in 1939's The Wizard of Oz, leading said actor to dramatically hang himself on set. Because that never happened. No munchkin actor committed suicide while… Continue reading Who’s to blame for the munchkin suicide in The Wizard of Oz?
Launching Million Eyes II at Chandlers (and how brilliant it was)
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)
Want to know who Jesus REALLY was? Million Eyes II: The Unraveller now available as a paperback!
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!
Million Eyes II blog tour so far, plus book launch venue change reminder
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
Alleged time traveller Andrew Carlssin disappears – did he go ‘back to the future’?
Do you remember in Back to the Future, Part II, when Old Biff travels back in time and gives his younger self a sports almanac? A book that gives Young Biff knowledge of future sporting victories and allows him to make a fortune? Looks like a similar thing has happened in real life… One of… Continue reading Alleged time traveller Andrew Carlssin disappears – did he go ‘back to the future’?
My publication day reflections
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
Million Eyes II is out today as an ebook
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
The Million Eyes II cover is here!
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!
Million Eyes II ebook coming a little later than planned (but cover reveal and official blurb coming this Friday!)
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 coming out as an ebook on August 27th and a paperback on November 8th
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
“What Happened to 70?” published in Best of British Science Fiction 2020 anthology from NewCon Press
My name didn't make the cover but it's what's inside that counts 😉 Hi lovely readers. Yes, I know I've been conspicuously absent lately. Unfortunately writing's had to take a back seat thanks to the builder renovating my new house deciding to bugger off mid-project. (That can be a story for another day!) Today, however,… Continue reading “What Happened to 70?” published in Best of British Science Fiction 2020 anthology from NewCon Press
Did a UFO crash into the Baltic Sea?
In 2011, Swedish divers discovered a baffling object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. One that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars and makes electrical equipment stop working when you get too close. Say it with me: whaaaat? During an expedition to find an old shipwreck in the summer,… Continue reading Did a UFO crash into the Baltic Sea?