Interview round-up

My splendid ebook publishers 40k Books are running a series of interviews with authors, and it's well worth checking out. Yes, I'm on the list, but I urge you to visit their website if for no other reason than to see what some of their other wonderful writers have to say about the state of … Continue reading Interview round-up

Just published – Still Point

If you've been following the strange adventures of my dimension-hopping detective, you may like to know there's new String City Mysteries ebook available. It's called Still Point and, like the others in the series, it's published by 40k Books and is available for Kindle and iTunes. This latest story sees our gumshoe hero playing Scheherazade … Continue reading Just published – Still Point

Coming soon – Still Point

Dust off your fedora - my dimension-hopping detective is getting ready for another adventure. The next instalment in The String City Mysteries, published for Kindle and iTunes by 40kBooks, will shortly be rolling off the e-press. This latest story is called Still Point. It's about a heist that takes place in one of String City's … Continue reading Coming soon – Still Point

Ten reasons for writing

The list below was intended to be a kind of antidote to my recent Ten Reasons Not To Write. But it's turned out to be rather more than that. My Ten Reasons For Writing not only outlines the various stimuli that motivate the average writer, but also offers useful clues about which particular genre said … Continue reading Ten reasons for writing

The String City Mysteries book trailer

I just spent a happy Saturday afternoon putting together a book trailer for The String City Mysteries. Video by me, music courtesy of Kevin McCleod (featured tracks are Epic Unease and Scheming Weasel).

Just published: Syren

The third of my fantasy detective ebooks has just rolled off the virtual production line. Like The Wooden Baby and Dead Wolf in a Hat before it, Syren is that most handy of things - a novelette. It's the perfect length for the writer (so much quicker to produce than those pesky novels) and just … Continue reading Just published: Syren

Take a Tour of String City

All I wanted to do was write a light-hearted detective story in the hard-boiled tradition, with a little squeeze of fantasy just to juice things up. What I never planned to do was invent a whole other world. It happened like this. After a delightful weekend reading Dashiell Hammett stories, I got the urge to … Continue reading Take a Tour of String City

Now available: Dead Wolf in a Hat

The second instalment of my fantasy detective series The String City Mysteries is published today. It's called Dead Wolf in a Hat, and once again it features that down-at-heel gumshoe who can twist dimensions round his little finger. If you've read The Wooden Baby, you'll already be familiar with his antics. If not, this is … Continue reading Now available: Dead Wolf in a Hat

The Wooden Baby

Dang, but things move fast these days. No sooner do I update the blog to trail The Wooden Baby than I have to write another post to announce its publication. With that in mind, I'll keep this short and simply direct you to the page that tells you all about my new ebook, a short … Continue reading The Wooden Baby

More on The String City Mysteries

No sooner have I finished revamping the blog than this image pops up on the Twitter feed of 40k Books. It's the finished front cover artwork for The Wooden Baby, the first in a series of weird detective stories due to be published as ebooks throughout 2012. Just to remind you, the series is called … Continue reading More on The String City Mysteries