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I am 56, married for 32 years, have two children and NO mortgage. Check out short stories on

Friday, 19 June 2009

Resurrection Day

Ok, so it's been a while, but I have an excuse.

New short story release on June 30th has been taking up pretty much all of my spare time, but now we're close to deadline day and all the hard work's be done.

New personal website means that fresh blog entries are likely to be made on there rather than here, so from now on that's where the new stuff will be posted.

Will still look in here from time to time.

Sunday, 8 March 2009


Another one's gone and another one's gone..............

Following on from the Dublin escapade, I now have a copy in the Limerick Library (no, the place NOT the poem).

Invasion into the land of the Scots also began this morning.

Aim? Total World Domination.........................

Lichfield coming up on Thursday.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

"Ticket" hits the waves

Yes, the book made it across the Irish Sea without even getting its feet wet!

A quick peek at the library catalogue for South Dublin found the ISBN listed 7 (yes, seven) times on the database.

More sales have been recorded in the US, and we're trying very hard to interest Gardners (the largest wholesaler over here).

More news will follow....................

Sunday, 1 March 2009

New Book Coming Out Soon

Short Stories Volume 1 - will be hitting the streets in around 3 months time through Pneuma Springs.

Manuscript was sent yesterday and the contents are 40 unique and original tales of around 2,500 words each.

Please keep a lookout on Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwell and WH Smith.

Monday, 23 February 2009

A Tangled Web

That's it, finished!

64,000 words and I thought for a while that it was dead in the water at 25,000.

Check out the first batch on the following link if you're interested:

Now I can move on to a collaboration project with a friend on the above site.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


"Ticket to Tewkesbury" hits the High Street

Yes, it's true. Waterstones are stocking the book in their high street branches as well as in their on-line store.

It's every new writer's dream, and I appear to be living it.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

New Manuscript

Well, it's been a week and the new manuscript is just about ready for sending to the publisher. Just have the jacket to design now and that's pretty close to where I want it to be.

40 short stories (doing it properly this time) and a bit of something for everybody. You can check out more of mine on storiesville (see link) where there's also some great collections by other writers from all over the world.