Nip and Tuck

Editing is that stage where you have a big lump of a story, one grotesquely malformed and freakishly repulsive, and it’s time to whittle away the imperfections and smooth out the edges. Depending on how well you write that first draft, this part of the process can just be as protracted as conceiving the book.Continue reading “Nip and Tuck”

The Journey

As far back as I remember, I always wanted to be a gangster… I mean, movie director. I pursued it for a while too. Left art college. Enrolled in film school. Worked as an Assistant Director on a Anglo German movie that had a limited run in this cool art house cinema in the city.Continue reading “The Journey”

The Unholy Trinity

I’m going to forewarn you. If you’re squeamish, especially around anything surgically related, then perhaps refrain from scrolling too far down. However, if you’re of a disposition where the sight of a few metal clips holding together a large incision will not put you off your cornflakes, then read on! Are we good? Okay, thenContinue reading “The Unholy Trinity”

Bad People is FREE

FIRE SALE!!! To mark it’s 100th review on Goodreads (thank you to everyone who has read it so far), Bad People, the first book in the Tom Nolan detective series, is FREE on Kindle for a limited time. If you like horror thrillers in the style of Se7en and The Silence of the Lambs, thisContinue reading “Bad People is FREE”

Hardbacks

Just a quick update to say that both Bad People and Labyrinth of the Dolls are now available in hardback through Amazon. It’s been a goal of mine to see my work in hardback form so I’m really pleased. Yes, they are little more expensive than paperback and Kindle, but if you’re like me, IContinue reading “Hardbacks”

My Prometheus

It’s been a while, but the lack of an update is a fair reflection on my productivity. I’m of the opinion that writers can get too caught up in committing more words to social media than they do their books. It’s an opinion that isn’t very popular, and/or is frowned upon by literary hustlers outContinue reading “My Prometheus”

Why Writing in a Genre You Hate Might One Day Pay Off

My wife reads a lot of thriller books. And I mean a lot. On our bookshelf, next to the likes of Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Max Brooks and Jonathan Janz, are such authors as David Baldacci, Clive Cussler, and Chris Carter to name a few. I never cared for those authors, and as IContinue reading “Why Writing in a Genre You Hate Might One Day Pay Off”

BAD PEOPLE IS FREE!

Comparisons to Se7en, The Silence of the Lambs, Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and True Detectives have all been made. It’s seen praise and left readers wondering why it’s not on a bestseller list. But truly, BAD PEOPLE, the first book in the Tom Nolan series, was nothing more than an experiment. I don’t enjoyContinue reading “BAD PEOPLE IS FREE!”

Best of Book Lists 2020

All the best of books lists have been rolling in and it’s been amazing to see both Bad People and Labyrinth of the Dolls included in so many and among so my great writers. Here’s a couple of lists from Mother Horror (Sadie Hartmann) and J.A. Sullivan over at Kendall Reviews: http://sadiehartmann.blogspot.com/2021/01/best-horror-books-2020.html {Team KR} J.A.Continue reading “Best of Book Lists 2020”

Bad People makes 15 Best Horror Novels of 2020

Yes, you’ve read it right. A self published book by a relatively unknown author has made it alongside Stephen King, Paul Tremblay, Alma Katsu and Stephen Graham Jones in The Lineup’s best horror novels of 2020. https://the-line-up.com/best-horror-books-of-2020 Here’s what they said: “To say Wallwork’s novel is ominous is an understatement. Children have been going missing,Continue reading “Bad People makes 15 Best Horror Novels of 2020”