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The Irresistible Summons – out this week!

My new novel The Irresistible Summons is out this week! 27th July is the official release, although paperbacks are already available. Kindle versions can be pre-ordered here (in the UK) and here (in the US). The Irresistible Summons is published … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons Facebook Release Party – You are invited!

My new novel The Irresistible Summons is officially launched on the 27th of July (even thought paperbacks are already available). My publisher, Dragon Soul Press, have arranged a Facebook Release Party on the 27th at 5pm UK time to 9pm … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons – An Introduction

Here’s a more detailed introduction to my upcoming novel The Irresistible Summons, to whet your appetite. In a brief prologue, teenager Naomi Levinson laments the death of her boyfriend, Toby Lane. Toby and his entire family perished in a mysterious … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Cover Reveal and Pre-Order

Check out this brilliant cover for my upcoming novel The Irresistible Summons, published by Dragon Soul Press. I’m absolutely thrilled by what the artist at Salvation Creations did with this. The imagery perfectly captures the sinister tone. Here’s the blurb … Continue reading

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Spectre of Springwell Forest: Have you read it yet?

Have you read Spectre of Springwell Forest yet? If you love a gripping supernatural mystery, why not give it a go? A nail-biting ghost story in the classic tradition of Susan Hill or MR James, the plot concerns Lily Parker, … Continue reading

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New release – The Irresistible Summons

Exciting news! My next novel, The Irresistible Summons, is out on the 27th of July. Published by Dragon Soul Press (who published my previous novel, Spectre of Springwell Forest), The Irresistible Summons is a gripping supernatural horror thriller that grabs … Continue reading

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Uses and Abuses of Inner Monologue

Inner monologue is the unique element defining the novel or short story. The ability of the author to dive directly into the head of the characters and explore their thoughts and feelings is a literary device that cannot be used … Continue reading

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Rereading Robert McKee’s Story

I’ve recently re-read Robert McKee’s excellent Story, for my money, the best how-to on screenplay writing. Although specifically about writing for the cinema, most of the principles in Story apply to all storytelling, including writing novels. McKee clearly and concisely … Continue reading

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Why Spoiler Awareness is always important – even with older films, books, plays, and television programmes

Is it ever OK to spoil a book, play, TV series, or film? There has been a lot of discussion online about this lately, with the release of Avengers Endgame, and the final series of Game of Thrones. Firstly and … Continue reading

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Reflections on my earlier novels

Someone recently asked me whether I still liked my earlier, pre-traditional publisher novels. Another individual noted that they could see an improvement in my prose style between Children of the Folded Valley (self-published) and Spectre of Springwell Forest (traditionally published). … Continue reading

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