Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Hangman, Highwayman, Coachman

Since the death of DarkFuse, the rights to Hangman and Highwayman have reverted to me. Coachman will complete the series.

I made the covers for the audio, ebooks and paperbacks today, together, so they match. I'll be releasing/uploading the ebooks for Hangman and Highwayman this week, so they'll be available again. Coachman will be completed at a later date.

Here are the covers, and there are samples available in the 'sample' section above.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

I asked the nice man at Severed Press if he'd be interested in publishing my work, and he agreed to take my latest novel after a proposal and sample from me. I'll always be grateful and not a little surprised that any publisher gives me the time of day. I've written around thirty novels now, and I'm still about as confident as a teenager asking someone out on a date. To the pictures, or dancing, or whatever people do in this millennium...

I signed the contract a couple of weeks ago, but didn't want to post here until I finished at least a second draft, which I did (today).

Some of my favourite authors (and people) are on the roster, friends through FB and elsewhere. Gregory L. Norris is on there, without whom I'd still be languishing in submission hell with my first novel. Ian Woodhead, who I've known for literally years, gave me some valuable advice, Paul Mannering (very nice chap), Alex Laybourne, who lives up the road (I think - I don't go out much, so everyone lives up the road to me). Daniel Marc Chant's there, and I met him at FCon - really friendly, and I like him, too. I like a lot of people. David Bernstein - I follow him around from publisher to publisher, and I've known him ages. I love his work, and Tim Curran's, too. Suzanne Robb (my mate!), and...I could go on, but I won't. Oh, Wrath James White's there, and Michael Bray...and a ton of other people. It's great company to be keeping, 'specially as I'm still just a little fish in a great big sea of great writers.

Here's the website if you want to have a look:


They don't solely publish horror (some, but more dinosaurs/lost worlds, space marines, lit-RPG...they're pretty diverse). I write lots of genres, though, so it suits me fine and it's good to stretch my brain-legs. Severed Press feel right, like it's where I'm supposed to be. Hoping they'll keep me around for a while, and feeling positive about my writing for the first time in a long time.

That'll do for now.

Love you.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Masters of Blood and Bone audiobook out soon.

I went for an old school horror vibe with the cover, and I'm happy with it. This will be out soon - narrated by Lee David Foreman. Soon as I'm done with an ongoing project I'll begin re-releasing the paperbacks and kindles, now rights have reverted. 

Love you, the end.