Monthly Archives: February 2013

Urban Occult Limited Pre-Order


The fine author and editor Colin Barnes has been good enough to pay me actual (if modest) money for a story in his latest anthology, ‘Urban Occult’. The story is a tastily nasty little piece called ‘The Other Woman’.

I am of course delighted to have the chance to cling to the coat-tails of the fourteen other (better, sexier, scarier) stories in the book. So it’s the least I can do to bring to bear the mighty marketing power of my nine and a half readers to help the book find its place in the world.

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Mining Loneliness


‘There is only one thing to do with a novel and that is go straight on through to the end of the damn thing.’ – Ernest Hemingway

I needed to start writing a new novel. (And there – I’ve already jinxed it by mentioning Hemingway. The presumption!)

There are probably as many ways of writing a book as there are books. Here’s what works for me.

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