How I got published, and other useful stuff

A little while ago, writing and marketing guru Damien Seaman was kind enough to interview me for a guest post on his excellent blog. The questions he asked were surprisingly tough, but in a good way because they really made me think about being a writer - what motivates me, what excites me, how I... Continue Reading →

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Hanging out with a hippo

Not a real one, obviously. This is the wonderful Haphazardous Hippo, who runs a book blog and has rather foolishly given me free run of the place this weekend! In other words, she interviewed me recently and has posted the results on her blog today. The questions were great fun, so head on over to... Continue Reading →

Something a bit fishy…

  Dashing in to say that my new 75-word story Things That Go Bump is up at specialist flash fiction website Paragraph Planet today. It's a flippant little piece about ghosts, dead fish, and things that aren't quite as they seem. Do go and check it out - and I hope you have as much... 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 →

If Heyer did horror?

Georgette Heyer never did write horror, of course, but some of her more light-hearted crime novels came surprisingly close, and they've always been big favourites of mine. So when I came to write Got Ghosts?, it was to those titles that I turned for some inspiration. To find out which books those were, and how... Continue Reading →

Where there’s a ghost…

...there's often a crime. After all, ghosts are people who died, and not all those deaths are natural. To read more about this rather weird subject, head for Ellie Sisson's blog, where she's been kind enough to lend me a soapbox and hand me a microphone for my latest "guest ghost post". This time it's... Continue Reading →

‘Got Ghosts?’ cover reveal

And now *drum roll please* the moment you've all been waiting for...  Well, the moment I've been waiting for at any rate. The moment that the brand new cover artwork for 'Got Ghosts?' is revealed. And here it is, in all its wonderful psychedelic glory. The artwork is by Vincent Holland-Keen and I particularly like... Continue Reading →

A summons to read…

...my 75- word flash fiction 'The Summons', which is appearing on the Paragraph Planet website. The story is based on an old myth from Thirlmere in the Lake District. The villages of Armboth and Wythburn were drowned (having been evacuated first, I should add - I'm not that much of a ghoul!) during the creation... Continue Reading →

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