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How scary are my novels?

I’ve had a lot of people ask about the level of scariness in the novels from my “Spooky Quintet” (yes, it’s a rubbish umbrella name, but it’s temporary until I can think of a better one). As I’ve said in … Continue reading

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Suspenseful Reads Giveaway: Spectre of Springwell Forest and The Irresistible Summons

You can claim my two most recent novels, Spectre of Springwell Forest and The Irresistible Summons, along with other thrilling books, by entering the Suspenseful Reads giveaway over next three days from Prolific Works Group Giveaway. Click here for more … Continue reading

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Give horror a chance?

A lot of people don’t like horror, and that’s fine. Some are put off for entirely legitimate reasons. However, there are, lurking at the fringes of the genre, a number of readers who are happy to delve into, say, dark … 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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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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Recent Reviews: First Love and Spectre of Springwell Forest

I’ve had one or two very encouraging reviews on Amazon for my recent work. Firstly, there was this review for Papercut, my short story included in Dragon Soul Press’s romantic fantasy anthology First Love. “I had a fantastic time reading … Continue reading

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Simon Dillon Plot Bingo

Someone recently read one of my novels and claimed it had a “full house of Simon Dillon Plot Bingo”. Far from being insulted, I was amused by this. In fact I was rather proud, because it meant I was getting … Continue reading

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Title Announcement for my next novel (and other news)

As well as promoting new releases Spectre of Springwell Forest and my short story Papercut (part of the First Love romantic fantasy anthology), I’ve made good use of the grim winter months writing another spooky mystery novel entitled (drumroll…) Phantom … Continue reading

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Spectre of Springwell Forest: Summary of Recent Articles

If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of my ghost story mystery novel Spectre of Springwell Forest, why not give it a go? Here’s a one-stop shop with links to all the articles pertaining to this page-turning, spooky nail-biter. … Continue reading

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Spectre of Springwell Forest – Initial Reviews

Initial reviews for my ghost story mystery novel Spectre of Springwell Forest are starting to come in, and they are very positive so far. Here’s a sample from Amazon readers: “A wonderful horror/thriller, which cannily interplays woo and rationality so … Continue reading

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