Bonsoir les lecteurs! I'm back from my long bank holiday weekend in Disneyland Paris, but due to a big rush of copywriting busyness on my return, I'm afraid a new mystery/conspiracy article will have to wait till next week. In the meantime, I come bearing news about my short story, The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller. The second… Continue reading My short story “The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller” has been re-published in Suspense Magazine
So I came across an article in the Guardian recently called Elmore Leonard's rules for writers and saw red. (Okay, a bit of an exaggeration given all the things currently happening in the world I could get angry about. Let’s say I saw carnation pink.) Anyway, I felt compelled to write an anarchic response for writers… Continue reading No rules please. We’re fiction writers.
Evening all! I have come up for air following two weeks of total immersion in the final edit of my forthcoming conspiracy novel, Million Eyes. In this week’s blog, I’ll share where I’m at with everything and talk about my time at South House Retreat near Dorchester, Dorset. Million Eyes — a deadline By the… Continue reading “Million Eyes” updates and a review of South House Retreat in Dorset
Greetings readers! Today I come bearing a handful of Million Eyes updates, and a bit of insight into how I plan and develop stories. Million Eyes Work on the first novel in The Million Eyes Trilogy continues, and the end is nigh. I’m currently rewriting the very last chapter of the novel, and I’m in… Continue reading How I plan a story + story updates
I'm super-pleased to announce that my short story, The Babushka Lady, will be published later this year! It's been selected to appear in a time travel-themed anthology called The Chronos Chronicles, due for print and electronic publication by Indie Authors Press in spring/summer 2017. The Babushka Lady is the latest of the Million Eyes Short Stories to be accepted… Continue reading My story “The Babushka Lady” will be published in time travel anthology “The Chronos Chronicles” later in 2017!
Good day readers! And a very happy new year to you all! I hope you all had exceptionally merry Christmasses. So, the blog is back after a Christmas break, and I'd like to thank all my loyal readers and followers for sticking with me and enjoying the blog for, crikey, nearly two and a half… Continue reading Happy new year mystery and conspiracy fans!
My short story Paul is now available to read! It was published today by online magazine Storgy. The story is based on a famous pop culture conspiracy theory. The image above (used by Storgy for the publication) is a rather obvious clue as to what that might be, but if you've not heard of it, read the… Continue reading My short story “Paul” has now been published by Storgy Magazine
Happy Halloween! You can now read a sneak peek of my new short story and honourable mention winner, Rachel Can See, the latest of the Million Eyes Short Stories, published in Metamorphose Volume 2. A Facebook user has already given the story a positive review: "Good story about a woman who is convinced she is not crazy."… Continue reading Sneak peek of my story “Rachel Can See” now available to read!
Evening folks! I'm pleased to announce that Metamorphose V2 is now available for pre-order! Its release date is November 1st, but if you order it before then, you get 50% off. It's only $14.99 anyway, so right now it's $7.50. (Around £6 for UK readers.) Happy days! As you know, the magazine features Rachel Can See,… Continue reading Metamorphose Volume 2 now available for pre-order with 50% off — includes my story “Rachel Can See”
Good evening readers! Tonight I bring a round-up of Million Eyes updates and some advice on a literary rule that’s habitually banged on about by editors, agents and publishers: “show, don’t tell”. Million Eyes and Hodderscape No, no, it’s nothing exciting like a book deal from a publisher (I wish). However, it’s a mini endorsement… Continue reading “Show, don’t tell” advice for writers + story updates
My short story, The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller, has now been published in Tigershark Magazine, Issue 11! You can download the PDF of the issue for free right here! Just click the link below. (The story starts on page 18.) Tigershark Magazine Issue 11 The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller is the second of the Million Eyes Short Stories… Continue reading “The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller” now available to read in Tigershark Magazine
I come bearing news! The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller is about to become the second of the Million Eyes Short Stories to be published. The story will be part of Issue 11 of Tigershark Magazine, a free e-zine of flash fiction, short fiction and poetry that's been running since 2013. Issue 11 should be out at the end… Continue reading “The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller” to be published by Tigershark