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)
My debut professionally published book has been released by Elsewhen Press! An appetiser for the novel (out in January), Million Eyes: Extra Time is a collection of twelve short stories inspired by real conspiracy theories, mysteries and paranormal events. It's now available in all ebook formats – and completely free! Nine of these stories were… Continue reading Million Eyes: Extra Time – 12 time-twisting tales now available for free download!
Hello readers! Just a quick note to say that my interview with The Ginger Collect is now available to read on their website. Have a read by clicking the image below. The Ginger Collect recently published my short story, The Quiet Invasion, in Issue 6 of their online magazine. This is the latest of the Million Eyes short… Continue reading Read my interview with The Ginger Collect
The Ginger Collect, publishers of "the weird, the new age and the strange", have published my short story, The Quiet Invasion, in their latest issue. The latest of the Million Eyes short stories, The Quiet Invasion is set in the world of Million Eyes, in which time travel is possible but being kept secret by the powers that be. The Quiet Invasion is not,… Continue reading New story “The Quiet Invasion” has been published in The Ginger Collect Issue 6
My short story, Operation Loch Ness, has been published by online short story magazine Idle Ink and is available to read for free here. This is the latest of the Million Eyes short stories to be published, following Rachel Can See, Rachel Can Still See, The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller, The Home Secretary is safe,… Continue reading My story “Operation Loch Ness” has been published by Idle Ink
A nice email dropped in my inbox today. It was from Artificium, an independent publisher that runs short story competitions every spring and summer, and publish an anthology of short fiction, flash fiction and poetry two to three times a year. The email contained the shortlist for their summer competition and my name was among them!… Continue reading My short story “The Bisley Boy” has been shortlisted by Artificium
Who is Rudolph Fentz? was the first of the Million Eyes Short Stories to be published, way back in 2015 in Issue 68 of Scribble Magazine (and it won 3rd prize in their quarterly comp too). Since that issue of Scribble is long out of print, I've been looking for a magazine to re-publish it. Now Storgy Magazine,… Continue reading Did Rudolph Fentz time travel? My short story about the famous urban legend is now published in Storgy Magazine
I'm super-pleased to announce that TWO of the Million Eyes Short Stories are slated for publication! The first is Who is Rudolph Fentz? This is based on a time travel urban legend that I've written about before. It was previously published in print in Issue 68 of Scribble Magazine, winning 3rd prize in its quarterly competition. Now Storgy Magazine… Continue reading “Million Eyes” short stories to be published in Dark Tales and Storgy
Wikipedia calls writer’s block a “condition” and an “affliction” and the Wiki gods are absolutely right. Writer's block is an illness that only writers suffer from. To recover from an illness, you either need to ride it out or combat it with various treatments and remedies. It’s a perfectly curable illness, but some writers are… Continue reading How I deal with writer’s block + “Million Eyes” updates
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!
Whoops. A time traveller has made an epic boo-boo and got themselves caught on film in 1928. And now filmmaker George Clarke has exposed their clumsy arse to the world. I’ve mentioned this particular urban legend a few times recently. That’s because it inspired my short story, The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller, which was published… Continue reading Time traveller spotted in Charlie Chaplin DVD extra
Evening all! I mentioned in a recent blog that I had an announcement to make very soon about the Million Eyes Short Stories. Well, here it is! Rachel Can See, a story I wrote at the end of 2014, is going to be published in the Fall 2016 volume of Metamorphose, a science fiction and fantasy magazine and… Continue reading My short story “Rachel Can See” will be published in Metamorphose Issue 2