Category Archives: Books

BIG NEWS: The Spectre of Springwell Forest to be published by Dragon Soul Press

I am very pleased to announce my next novel, The Spectre of Springwell Forest, is to be published by Dragon Soul Press this December. Needless to say, I am utterly thrilled at this news. Having a traditional publisher has been … Continue reading

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New Stories from Old Worlds

Dragon Soul Press, who are publishing my short story Once in a Lifetime in their upcoming horror anthology All Dark Places, also have an anthology coming out soon (on the 20th of October to be precise) based around characters and … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings: book versus film

As a preface to this article, let me first make clear that I love Peter Jackson’s films of The Lord of the Rings. They are every bit as thrilling as the original Star Wars trilogy and are rightly considered cinema … Continue reading

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All Dark Places cover reveal

Here is the cover for All Dark Places – the upcoming horror anthology from Dragon Soul Press. It was designed by the fabulous Ruxandra Tudorica at Methyss Art. I have a short story entitled Once in a Lifetime in this … Continue reading

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My take on The Book of Dust

I’ve recently finished reading Philip Pullman’s latest novel The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage. Described as an “equel” to Pullman’s astonishing His Dark Materials trilogy, this novel is set before those events, with the next two volumes … Continue reading

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King Arthur and King David

The King Arthur legends, and whether such a character ever actually existed, has long been the subject of speculation by scholars. However, I am starting to wonder if I am the only one who has ever noticed how closely the … Continue reading

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Once in a Lifetime to be published by Dragon Soul Press

Here is a short post about a short story. I am thrilled to announce that Once in a Lifetime has been accepted by Dragon Soul Press for inclusion in their upcoming horror anthology entitled All Dark Places, to be released … Continue reading

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My brain needs a break

My brain needs a break. Here’s a scary picture of me in brain meltdown mode. Given the rather excessively productive year I have had so far (first drafts on two longer than usual novels, lots of editing on earlier, currently … Continue reading

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Update on current projects

2018 is more than half over, so here’s a sort-of mid-term report on how the year is shaping up for me so far. Ravenseed – The first few months of the year were spent writing this Dark Ages set fantasy … Continue reading

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Aggregator aggravation

I have developed a particular dislike for aggregator review sites. For example, Rotten Tomatoes for films, or Goodreads for books. The star rating system is one I have always found reductive. In expressing an opinion this way, intelligent critique and … Continue reading

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