The Unpredictable Labyrinth

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.” You know who said that? Christopher Walken. Profound stuff, right? Well, let’s hold off plans just yet for a twenty-foot bronze statue in his name, because he also went on to say “One day you’re saving the rainforest, the next you’re chugging cock.” Hardly Aristotle. Nonetheless, Walken hadContinue reading “The Unpredictable Labyrinth”

Win a Free Signed Paperback ARC of LABYRINTH OF THE DOLLS – International Giveaway!

So it’s two weeks until the official release of Labyrinth of the Dolls, the sequel to Bad People. Already it’s getting some great reviews from advance reader copies on Goodreads saying things like it’s smart, scary, and fiction with flair. So to celebrate the release I’m giving away a rare paperback proof of the book,Continue reading “Win a Free Signed Paperback ARC of LABYRINTH OF THE DOLLS – International Giveaway!”

Interview: MENACING HEDGE magazine

Amanda Gowin, writer and fiction editor at the arts journal, Menacing Hedge, me recently about coping during lockdown, horror movies, books and BAD PEOPLE. I used to be fiction editor there back in the day so it was both warming and an honour to grace its corridors once again. Thanks to Amanda, Kelly and GioContinue reading “Interview: MENACING HEDGE magazine”

Interview and Review: Kendall Reviews

J.A. Sullivan over at Kendall Reviews interviewed me recently about Bad People and the sequel Labyrinth of the Dolls, so if you want to know more about what inspired me to write a horror crime novel, or anything about the new novel (no spoilers, promise), then go check it. {Book Review/Interview} (In the frenzy ofContinue reading “Interview and Review: Kendall Reviews”

SCREAM!

New issue of SCREAM magazine arrived! Seeing Sadie Hartmann’s very kind review of my book Bad People went straight to my head and caused a nose bleed! Beware, if you read the book, the same thing may happen to you. Due to COVID, this edition won’t be in the shops, but you can buy directContinue reading “SCREAM!”

Lolita Book Review

No one should read this book. For anyone to tender just one moment reading what is part memoir, part defence of a murderous pedophile, should really question their own morals. So why is Nabokov’s tale about Humbert Humbert, self professed pervert who seduces his wife’s twelve year old daughter, so enduring and revered? Simple. It’sContinue reading “Lolita Book Review”

Bad Quotes

I’ll confess – it’s a misleading title. Below you’ll find a collection of select quotes from recent reviews for Bad People. I can’t thank enough those that have read the book and offered their words. Without readers a writer is just a person hunched over a table helping to fund a chiropractor’s retirement.

The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule – Book Review

Jean Teule has created a sublime and satirical look at the dynamics of family life set against the backcloth of mortality. Balancing precariously on the precipice of life, the desperate and lonely folk of Teule’s future world seek a means to end their pathetic lives, and find it within a small shop aptly titled, TheContinue reading “The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule – Book Review”

Author Spotlight – Peter Tieryas Liu

The writing community is much like a tennis academy on the first day. You’re all a little nervous and curious to who is better, but equally, you don’t want to give up too much too soon. You try and play it cool, you talk mechanics, influences, and maybe venture into your past achievements. But thenContinue reading “Author Spotlight – Peter Tieryas Liu”

Lovecraft Virgin

10 things I’ve learnt about HP Lovecraft having never read his work before: 1. His stories are mostly told using the apostle perspective, by that I mean the main character is never the narrator, and as such gains a mysterious quality that adds to the whole myth/supernatural-ness. 2. Save for the Cthulhu, narrators can rarelyContinue reading “Lovecraft Virgin”