Passion Food

Quite recently, I have come to recognise the real reason behind my love for Masterchef, and that is a love for watching someone pour their heart and soul into what is essentially a work of art. It doesn’t especially bother me who wins or loses each week. I don’t care if the end result is…

Artists’ Corner – Jemma Gorrod

Jemma Gorrod is an artist from Witney, Oxfordshire. One of her favourite art forms is collage, so when she agreed to do some artwork inspired by my upcoming novel, it was this form that she chose to work in.  Jemma graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester, in 2011 with a BA degree in Graphic Design…

Developments and Thanks

A brief update to announce that Sparkling Books has revealed a new page for LYNNWOOD on its website. It is still early days but you can read a little more about the book there, including an encouraging foreword from chronicler of the New Forest Philip Hoare. I feel very proud and excited to see the…

‘The Lurking Fear’

Having recently reread the title story, and in the interest of the season, I thought I would share some thoughts here. Those of you who have read ‘The Lurking Fear’, by H.P. Lovecraft, will know already the dark majesty of the story. Those of you who have not have some catching up to do, it…

Scheduled!

We have a date, ladies and not-so-gentlemen! My upcoming novel, LYNNWOOD, set in a fictional village in Hampshire’s New Forest, is due for release 17/06/13!

Let’s Talk Genre

It is the age-old debate of literary VS. genre fiction: which kind of writing comes out on top? Both camps have their fanatics. The struggle is vicious is ugly. And many fine stories have been wounded during the war. But why? On one side we have genre fiction. Generally speaking (and there are always exceptions),…

Sneak Peek

A glimpse of some WIP artwork to accompany the release of LYNNWOOD, courtesy of the talented Jemma Gorrod. They are suitably blurred, so as not to give much away. More pictures and information about Jemma to follow, when the artwork is finished. I hope they whet some appetites!

trans lit mag

This week I have had the pleasure of seeing one of my short pieces, ‘Wolf Song‘, appear in trans lit mag’s issue #8. With this in mind, I thought I would write a little about them and their magazine. It seems the least I can do, for the privilege of seeing my writing in print there!…

A Matter of Time

I would apologise for my lack of posts lately, except that apologising seems rather pointless, and no one should apologise for life getting in the way of things anyway! So instead I will just say thank you to my latest subscribers for your interest, and for keeping tabs on me. I am sure those of…