Session 10 is now live!

As far back as I remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. Sorry, not gangster. Movie director. My love of film crept in at a very early age when my parents took me to the local cinema to watch Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger in 1977. To see the fight between theContinue reading “Session 10 is now live!”

Giveaway – THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL!

I’m giving away one proof (the only one) signed paperback of THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL. Because it’s not long before the book is released, and postage is a killer, this offer is limited to the U.K. only, sorry. How to win. Swing by my Twitter or Instagram page. Respond to either post and tagContinue reading “Giveaway – THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL!”

The Ghost of Stormer Hill Cover Reveal

It’s official. The final instalment in the Tom Nolan series will be released on July 1st under the title THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL. Many thanks go to Night Worms and Sadie Hartmann for doing the official cover reveal yesterday on their blog. But what happens to Tom Nolan in this new book? Here’s theContinue reading “The Ghost of Stormer Hill Cover Reveal”

The Long and Winding Road

As we entered the millennium, Scottish writer Laura Hird had dedicated half of her website to pageant new stories by established and fledging writers. The website has now gone, and with it my very first published short story titled Autumn Leaves about a little boy seeing his grandparent go through dementia. I can’t recall whenContinue reading “The Long and Winding Road”

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To.

Damn. I didn’t know what to expect when I went into this movie. Shot in a restrictive aspect ratio, you instantly feel the claustrophobia experienced by the family the movie orbits. There’s no spoilers here. Thomas is a vampire being cared for by his sister and brother, Jessie and Dwight. The story is a slowContinue reading “My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To.”

Scream if You Want to Go Faster

With every ear to the ground (hopefully that phrase is still politically correct), keeping something secret these days on the Internet is akin to understanding what’s politically correct and what isn’t. But with recent movies like James Bond’s No Time to Die, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, it proves that embargoes, and just plain old-fashionedContinue reading “Scream if You Want to Go Faster”

The Big 50!

Checked in on Goodreads recently and saw HUMAN TENDERLOIN had hit 50 reviews, with an average overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. Thank you so much to those who have read the book and posted up a rating/review. It doesn’t take long to leave a review, but it truly makes a difference. “These storiesContinue reading “The Big 50!”

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”