Hello there, Yesterday was the day that saw Deadzone Dossiers - a Deadzone short story anthology - released, and I'm pleased to say that it includes one of my short stories, Junkerstown. The Anthology is released digitally from Mantic Digital, and can be purchased here for the princely sum of £6.49. Or it was when I wrote … Continue reading Short story released in Deadzone Dossiers anthology
Well, it's been some time since I last posted, mainly because of a recent arrival, but it has been a pretty busy time in other ways too. As such, writing has been on hold for a while, but thankfully, I'm back in the swing of things. At present I'm halfway through writing Slip Jevans book two, … Continue reading A long time quiet
Today, I’m very pleased to announce that Mantic Games have released their Dreadball Xtreme short story anthology, Drainpipes for Strike Posts. The Anthology is priced at £3.99 and contains stories from such authors as David Guymer, Guy Haley, Mike Hollows and myself, and makes for a great collection of tales set in Mantic Games sci-fi … Continue reading Drainpipes for Strike Posts
It's with great joy, and also a bit of sadness, that I've finally finished the MA Writing in John Moores University. Letters were discovered on the student system for us on Monday 27th October 2015, and I was pleased to see that I'd managed a Master of Arts, with Merit. This made me happy, while … Continue reading The end of the MA
Around the start of the Masters (it may have been the first or second semester...) we were asked to do a pastiche of a famous writer. For mine I chose Charles Dickens, and the piece I was writing at the time (and currently re-writing) was Slip Jevans - Hero of the Union. The pastiche is … Continue reading A cockpit according to Charles Dickens
The story of Jonulsburg continues: Nautilday, 18th Tulosich, 1130 GY Today, I find my hands more unwieldy, and you must forgive my handwriting, as it is no doubt harder to read than my usual poorly quilled scrawl. This morning, my left hand came away from the wooden bed with a piece of it firmly adhered … Continue reading Jonulsburg part 2
Griegsday, 17th Tulosich, 1130GY I write this, from a cell a dark, dank cell in the Hergar’s Warf guardhouse. The guards here have made me as comfortable as they can, in respect for the years of service I have given in the same role, but there is only so far comfort can go in a … Continue reading Jonulsburg
Over the years, I've written an alarming amount of novels that I've never done anything with. They reside in Dropbox, dump drives, flash drives, etc, scattered and saved for the inevitable day when I decide, 'I'm bloody doing something with that'. The MA has prompted me to re-look at everything I've written, and has given … Continue reading To edit or re-write? The folly of re-working old stories and novels.