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Turning the Wheels (February 2019 Blog)

  Ooh my poor neglected blog. I’ve done so little recently (work-wise), having just returned from a ten-day trip to Tasmania (which was incredible!) and today I found myself staring at the laptop screen, trying to remember how to do the things I’ve been doing so intensely […]

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November News!

  Hi everyone, Hope you’re all well. It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Gillespie Castle. At the end of last month I released the second story in the GrimLog (Tales of Terror) series – Air Nosferatu. And just recently in November, I put out […]

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GrimLog 2 – Air Nosferatu (October 31st)

  The next story in the GrimLog (Tales of Terror) series of short horror fiction will be released on 31st October. You don’t want to miss out on Air Nosferatu – think vampires on a plane and a whole lot more. Mark the date…

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Book Cover Advice for Indie Authors (By an Artist!)

  Don’t judge a book by its cover. Sorry, I couldn’t even type that with a straight face. Everybody judges a book by its cover and even more so in the realm of indie authors. Why? Because we’re shallow? No, it’s because a professional cover hints at […]

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Black Storm (Blurb World Premiere!)

  To protect his child, he’s going to have to outrun the apocalypse. These are the last days. The Black Storm – a permanent state of darkness has engulfed the Earth, plunging the world into eternal night and robbing humanity of both sunlight and hope. Out of […]

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Black Storm – Coming in 2018

  About three and a half weeks ago I had a writing plan for 2018. It was almost set in stone. I knew exactly what I was going to write and when I was going to write it. Now, after a visit home to Scotland over the […]

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Sleeping Giants – The New Future of London Novel

  Sleeping Giants – the new Future of London novel is coming! The fourth instalment of this dark dystopian series will be released on Wednesday October 4th. Now it’s time for the blurb ‘World Premiere’ (yes I really just wrote that) and I’m happy to share it […]

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The Coolest Gangs on the Big Screen

  Street gangs. They’re colourful and funky. Who here remembers Swan and Ajax strutting their stuff on the dark streets of 1970s New York in The Warriors? And the other gangs, remember them? The Baseball Furies? The Electric Eliminators? Of course you know what I’m talking about. […]

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Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines (And Ghosts of London)

  Here we go again. There’s a new Gillespie title on the way and I’m going mental. The build-up to a book release is insane. Just insane. There are so many things to do it’s surprising that more authors’ heads don’t spontaneously combust all over their laptops. […]

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Whatever Happened to Ivan Drago?

  The ‘what if?’ question. It lies at the heart of all the best speculative fiction. It’s a simple little two-word question that can lead to so many great premises that span multiple genres – alternate history, science fiction, horror, dystopian, apocalyptic – to name but a […]

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