Nottingham, City of Crime

Today is publication day for Dead Flowers and I want to talk about Nottingham, where I live and where the novel is set. I was born in Nottingham in 1971, moved away in the early 90’s, then moved back to the city, in part to study Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University, in 2002. I…

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The Troll at Christmas, post 3

I got all excited in the pub last night, when someone suggested that my TROLL novella might be the first social media thriller. They said they’d never heard of anything similar, so I immediately needed to find out if they were right. I didn’t think it was likely but always worth checking these things out…. The first…

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THE TROLL at Christmas: Post 2

My apologies, folks. I had promised to post this yesterday and ended up out with friends for most of the day and all evening. So here it is now. Chapter 1 of the the first novella in my TROLL series. Chapter 2 will be up early evening today. Enjoy…  The book is currently available  on amazon…

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The Troll at Christmas

If you are a regular reader of this blog, or my facebook and twitter feeds, then you won’t have been able to miss that, this year, I wrote and published a trilogy of thriller novellas called THE TROLL. What you might not know is that the first story in the series is a Christmas story. Perhaps not quite so…

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The Troll book 1: The boy with the sliver of ice in his heart

My new book, the first in THE TROLL series, is out in just four days time, and available for pre-order now here  http://mybook.to/TheTroll_Sliverofice You can find out more about the book and hear some extracts in this video. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Independence Day

Back in May, I wrote a little here about my first foray into Independent Publishing, or what would have been called self-publishing until recent years. I’ve set up my own imprint, which I’ve called  Blue Morpho Press (in honour of the wonderful butterfly MORPH who is a feature of The Killing Jar, my first novel) but I…

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So I turned my blog post into a video. Advice for writers, the trance remix

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STARCROSS: online screening

I was very lucky last year to be asked to be involved in some really cool projects. One of the best of these was STARCROSS, a short film I wrote for director Ash Morris. Ash often says ‘I’m just a lad from Stoke.’ Well, he’s a very talented lad from Stoke. He used Kickstarter to fund…

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