Monthly Archives: October 2016

An Unmitigated Disaster

I’m now about 66,000 words into the final book in the Leah King trilogy, The Girl in the Machine, and I’ve reached the point where I’m convinced it’s an unmitigated disaster. My outline is in shreds. There’s dozens of plot holes in every chapter. The character arcs aren’t arcs, they’re circles. I’ve forgotten to tie up at least three loose […]

Sold! – The Ride

So far this year, I’ve submitted short stories to magazines and anthologies fourteen times. Last weekend I got my second acceptance. My very short story, The Ride will be published at Dark Fuse Magazine. I’m very pleased this one has found a home and Dark Fuse put out some quality fiction so I’m in good company. I’ll be […]

More Free Books

A little while ago, I posted details of a big giveaway I was part of. That’s ended now, but here’s another one. This time there’s 26 free books, plus a couple of chances to win a $20 Amazon gift card. You can download a copy of my short story, Curfew, but there’s a lot of other […]

Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet – Chapter Twenty Four – The Awakening

Over the last few months, I’ve been serialising my entire science fiction novel, Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet, here on the blog. I’ve be posting one chapter every Saturday morning, just like the old Flash Gordon serials that inspired the novel. This is the final chapter and wraps up the first of Glitch Mitchell’s adventures. The […]

Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet – Chapter Twenty Three – A Watery Grave

Over the next few months, I’m serialising my entire science fiction novel, Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet, here on the blog. I’ll be posting one chapter every Saturday morning, just like the old Flash Gordon serials that inspired the novel. Click HERE to read the first chapter – Gateway to the Stars. I’d love to hear what […]

Get Over 100 Free Books

I’m taking part in a massive giveaway at the moment – over 100 science fiction and fantasy books all available completely free of charge. Needless to say, I haven’t read them all but there are a lot of great authors in the mix. Just click here to get started. The giveaway ends on the 18th of October […]

Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet – Chapter Twenty Two – Collision Course

Over the next few months, I’m serialising my entire science fiction novel, Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet, here on the blog. I’ll be posting one chapter every Saturday morning, just like the old Flash Gordon serials that inspired the novel. Click HERE to read the first chapter – Gateway to the Stars. I’d love to hear what […]

Time is Running Out

Just a quick Public Service Announcement – There’s now less than 48 hours to go before The Girl in the City goes back up to its normal price. And of course, for a limited time, The Girl in the Wilderness is available for 99c/99p (or the lowest price I can set in other countries) so you can get both for less […]

Out Now – The Girl in the Wilderness

Finally, the day has come. After 124 hours of writing, two editorial passes, and the tender ministrations of three separate proofreaders, The Girl in the Wilderness is now available on Kindle. This is a book I hadn’t really planned on writing. The nugget of the idea came about when author Chris Pourteau asked me whether I was planning […]

September Writing Update

Another month down, another thirty days added to my writing streak. September was a very focused month with me spending all of my writing time working on the last book in the Leah King trilogy – The Girl in the Machine. Total word count for the month was 24,382 words which should, in theory, have been more than enough to wrap […]