Publication Day!

I know, I know. I put up a post here a couple of weeks ago announcing the launch of my new novel. Now here I am again telling you today is the publication day. What gives? Have I gone crazy? Frankly, the jury's out on that one, but the reason things are getting a bit Groundhog … Continue reading Publication Day!

Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

It's launch day! Talus and the Frozen King is now out in the wild. So stop reading this announcement and go buy yourself a copy. Now! If you're in the UK, your buying options for the paperback may be limited until the official release on 6th April 2014, but you should be able to pick up … Continue reading Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

Skara Brae and Talus

This short ArcheoSoup video is a great introduction to the Scottish neolithic settlement of Skara Brae. Uncovered by a severe storm in the winter of 1850, this extraordinary 5,000 year-old settlement is now regarded as one of the most important sites of its kind in the world, having gained UNESCO World Heritage status as part … Continue reading Skara Brae and Talus

The many lives of a writer – 4

Most people are like cats – they live not just one life, but many. Writers are no exception. Here's what happened when my fourth writing life got underway. Life 4 - Phantom fiction Sometime in the middle of 2007, my agent Dot Lumley asked me if I fancied writing a crime novel for a book packager. Somewhat … Continue reading The many lives of a writer – 4

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

Empire State by Adam Christopher

If ever there was a novel screaming, 'Adapt me!', Adam Christopher's Empire State is surely it. It's so filled with iconic imagery running the whole gamut from rocketeer superheroes to noir-punk dirigibles, fedora-toting gumshoes to sizzling dimension-disruptors, I'd be surprised if we don't see it converted in fairly short measure into either a graphic novel, … Continue reading Empire State by Adam Christopher

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

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