Attic Archives

I should explain that I don’t have a bookcase at home. I have a shelf where I put my most recent reads, but I incarcerated all my rare first editions and collectibles in yellow straight jackets in the attic. Visitation rights are limited, but I sometimes go up there and allow them some air fromContinue reading “Attic Archives”

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”

The Void

I’m unsure how effective these updates are, or if anyone is reading them, but if you are, thank you. Writing is a solitary sport, but it requires spectators to make it worthwhile. The concept of speaking into the void without my words reaching anyone is a depressing thought. So again, thank you for jumping inContinue reading “The Void”

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”

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”