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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Friday Five: favourite first lines

A fistful of Fs for today's title, and a fistful of first lines that have caught my attention, one way or another, over the years. In sort of reverse order, they are: The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." Not the most descriptive or earth-shattering [...]

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 [...]