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”

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!”

Bad People Reading (Prologue)

As you probably read in my previous post, this weekend marks the birthday of Sadie Hartmann. To celebrate, she called on some very cool authors to read aloud extracts from their books. I was called to read from my novel, Bad People. The result of which you can find below. This is the prologue, andContinue reading “Bad People Reading (Prologue)”

Desires are Nourished by Delays – a short audio story

Some time back author/publisher Max Booth put together an anthology of short stories written in the style of Charles Bukowski called, Long Distant Drunks. There was some talk at the time of putting together an audiobook version. Sadly, it didn’t come off. Below you’ll find my contribution accompanied with an original score by Gordon Highland.Continue reading “Desires are Nourished by Delays – a short audio story”

5 Days of Books: Paul Tremblay

There’s not much I can add that hasn’t already been documented about Paul Tremblay’s work. He’s the bestselling author of A Head Full of Ghosts (currently being adapted to screen by Scott Cooper), Cabin at the End of the World, the upcoming Survivor Song, and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. As the aforementioned titles prove, heContinue reading “5 Days of Books: Paul Tremblay”

7 Days of Review. Day 6: Tracy, AKA, Honestmamreader

I’m sure there is the perception that bloggers are these pallid skinned, spectacle wearing loners whose only joy in life is books, and who dedicate twelves hours of their daily lives with their noses firmly wedges between the pages of said books. This perception most probably emanates from authors who seek out these kind bookwormsContinue reading “7 Days of Review. Day 6: Tracy, AKA, Honestmamreader”

7 Days of Reviews. Day 1: NIGHTFALL UP NORTH

I make no apologies for trying to promote my work. A lot of effort, sweat and blood goes into writing a book, but it takes an equal amount to promote it. It also takes a lot of kindness and time from others. So to try and celebrate both camps, I’ll be promoting the bloggers whoContinue reading “7 Days of Reviews. Day 1: NIGHTFALL UP NORTH”

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.