Category Archives: Books

Too much realism

I am not a fan of realism for the sake of realism. Nor was legendary film director David Lean, who once said films should feel like dreams. I would argue the same should be true for novels, and I am … Continue reading

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Download Love vs Honour FREE – for five days only!

Continuing my summer giveaways, Love vs Honour is available for the next five days as a free download from Amazon Kindle. After falling in love, teenagers Johnny and Sabina pretend to convert to Islam and Christianity respectively, to placate the … Continue reading

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Janice Hardy blog

I get useful tips for my writing from a number of sources, but here’s a special shout for the great Janice Hardy and her superbly exhaustive blog. Whether you are struggling with plot or character problems, adverbs, adjectives, description, pacing, … Continue reading

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The Birds Began to Sing FREE from Amazon Kindle – for five days only!

Since it’s summer, here is the first in a series of giveaways on most of my presently published novels. Beginning today, for just five days, you can download The Birds Began to Sing absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle. The Birds … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse – a quick summary

As regular readers of this blog will know, I have been promoting my latest novel The Thistlewood Curse for some weeks. Here then is a summary of the essential information about the book, as well as links to articles exploring … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse – early reviews

The first reviews for The Thistlewood Curse continue to trickle in, and so far they have all been very positive. For example, one reviewer on Goodreads spoke of “chilling moments”, “an unusual premise” and that although it was “not what … Continue reading

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Are my novels one big existential crisis?

The other day, my wife made an observation about my body of work; namely that virtually all my novels, either peripherally or directly, concern an existential crisis. I thought about this, and have come to the conclusion that she is … Continue reading

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Horror and Christianity: Incompatible?

Regular readers of my blog are aware that I am an ardent apologist for the horror genre, and have also written within this genre myself. Given my Christian faith, a number of my fellow believers find this unusual, and at … Continue reading

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Download The Thistlewood Curse FREE – for five days only!

For just five days, you can download my new novel The Thistlewood Curse absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle. The Thistlewood Curse is a riveting supernatural thriller featuring a young detective and her lifelong friend, a paranormal investigator who specialises in … Continue reading

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Genre blending

Blending genres can be a fiendishly tricky exercise yet sometimes it can work brilliantly, against the odds, even if conventional wisdom says these genres would mix like oil and water. The film Colossal is a good recent example of this. … Continue reading

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