Birthday treat

Not my birthday, but my publisher Fox Spirit Books are celebrating their anniversary with a grand birthday sale. And the great news is that Got Ghosts? is included. So if you haven't got around to buying yourself a copy, now's your chance, because there's a whopping 25% off it for the rest of the month.... Continue Reading →

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Brief encounters at Carnforth

This morning we headed to Carnforth, mostly to go and see someone about some paving, but the parking charges in the town are now so steep we decided to stick around, make the most of it and visit the Railway Heritage Centre as well. As you might expect, this is based at the station, and... Continue Reading →

Friday Five: Favourite book covers

A friend tagged me on Facebook recently to do the 'book cover challenge' (seven days, seven book covers that you love or that mean something to you). I took her up on it, and in the process re-discovered some old favourites I'd almost forgotten about. I quite often choose books based on the cover, so... Continue Reading →

Ghosts, more ghosts and the Mona Lisa

Now here's an interview with a difference - blogger Lacey Dearie, who runs the Rock Paper Spirit blog, asked me a bunch of questions while I, er, showed her round Greystones Hall, the setting for Got Ghosts?. Naturally she bumped into some of the hall's many ghostly inhabitants, with some unfortunate consequences (I'm told the... Continue Reading →

Digital ghosts

My ghostly romp Got Ghosts? has been available as a paperback for around 18 months now - and a very nice paperback it is too. Beautifully produced by Fox Spirit Books with great attention to detail and a cover design to die for. Well, not literally, of course, although you could argue that the ghosts... Continue Reading →

The Shadows Call review

These days the good old fashioned ghost story seems a bit overlooked, so it's always nice to find new examples, especially by well-thought of authors. And The Shadows Call is a great example of the genre. Penned by Matt Hilton, who's better known for his Lee-Child-style thrillers but who loves a good paranormal yarn, it's... Continue Reading →

My first EdgeLit

Saturday found me in Derby, at my first ever EdgeLit sci-fi/fantasy book convention. This is an annual event, staged at The Quad in Derby city centre by the talented Alex Davies and his crew. I'd heard lots about it in previous years, but had always been double-booked somewhere else. This year, with my publisher Fox... Continue Reading →

Ex Libris review

It's taken me longer to read this book than I'd hoped. At first it all sounded fantastic, with an elderly bookseller hero and a plot involving spies, ciphers, hidden libraries and a missing (and extremely valuable) book. And at first, it bowled along with great vigour as Isaac Inchbold was asked to track down the... Continue Reading →

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