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November 2019 Update

Hi everyone, Just wanted to post something on this poor neglected blog of mine. Poor, poor thing. Honestly, I came into this website with good intentions. I would blog regularly! Become a blog wizard, buy a big pointy hat, take over the world and… Nah. It didn’t […]

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Killer First Line…?

It’s the piece of writing advice that annoys me the most. Write a killer first line. You might see it on how-to-write-a-novel lists and on these random top ten snippets of writing advice, and on blogs and blah-blah-blah. These are the things you must do or your […]

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June 2019 Update

Over the past year or so I’ve received a growing number of emails about The Future of London series. The question is always the same: will there be a sixth book? Yes it’s been a while since the last one. If memory serves me right, book 5 […]

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The Sinners (Chapter 1)

1 “Shut up,” Eda whispered. “Just shut up, will you?” David’s voice came back at her – a faint vapor of familiarity drifting across the darkness. Somewhere in the close confinement of the tunnel, his whisper turned into a shout. “What did you say?” he said. “Eda?” […]

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The Sinners

It feels like a long time since I released The Curse. Hasn’t been that long, think it was around December 19th off the top of my head. Since then I’ve been working on the sequel and I’m delighted to say that The Sinners (After the End #2) […]

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October Update!

  Hi everyone, Hope you’re keeping well wherever you are in the world. Here’s a very brief update to let anyone who’s interested know what’s coming up book-wise over the next few months: On October 31st (otherwise known as Halloween), I’ll release the second short story in […]

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Apex Predators (Preview!)

  Apex Predators   “What the hell’s wrong with that TV?” Bill Bridges growled at the television screen that was flickering on and off like a strobe light in the living room. Damn thing wouldn’t stop. It was getting painful to look at but Bill had to […]

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The Music of Writing: The Space in Between the Notes

  What can music teach you about writing? Translating the lessons learned from one craft and applying them to another. Is this possible? Of course it is. Before I wrote books, I was a musician. I’d been playing guitar since the age of fifteen and switched to […]

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Black Storm (Chapter 1 – With Author Notes)

    BLACK STORM Chapter 1 (With Author Notes)   “We gotta run okay? We need to get out of here.” (Yikes! This is me trying to go for a killer first line. They always say that – write a KILLER first line. So important, so they […]

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Five of the Greatest Siege Movies Ever Made

  Who doesn’t love a good siege story? They feature an overwhelming underdog (whether that’s a group of people or a single person) trying to survive against insurmountable odds. We can identify with this – we’ve all been the underdog at some point in our lives and […]

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