23/04/2014

Authorcon UK: Saturday 26th April at MadLab

I'll be making the trek up to Manchester on Saturday 26th April for Authorcon UK at the MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street. This is a convention largely for self-published authors or small presses but as two of my fellow Elsewhen authors have novels in the finals of the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards ('Bookworm' by Christopher Nuttall and 'Arteess: Conflict' by James Starling) I thought I'd go along and support them. It should be fun; I'll also be having a good chat with my publishers Peter and Alison Buck of Elsewhen Press, and may be able to pick up the first printed copies of my second novel 'Japanese Daisy Chain' (out in paperback on May 12th) if the printers have gotten a move on.
Anyway, it'll be a fab day out with some pretty nice people. Link to the event's site:
http://authorconuk.blogspot.co.uk/p/author-con-2014-details.html

09/01/2014

'Six Loners' short stories published on Amazon Kindle

My short collection of six stories seen from the famous protagonist's point of view 'Six Loners' is now live on Amazon Kindle. I feel these subjects are all 'loners' in one way or another, and was interested in what their personal view of well known events concerning their lives might be, as opposed to the public's general perception of what might have happened. Needless to say, I actually admire all six of these individuals greatly for various different reasons but collectively for having the guts to remain true to themselves under the most immense of pressures.
(Note: some of these stories have already been published with different titles in my 'Girl in a Shoebox collection but this is the whole set gathered in one place)

07/11/2013

Jacey's Kingdom Talk at Hertford Writers' Circle Wednesday 13th November

I shall be giving a talk to Hertford Writers' Circle about my new YA-crossover fantasy novel Jacey's Kingdom next Wednesday 13th November starting at 8.00pm. The venue will be The White Horse, Castle Street, Hertford SG14 1HH.
I'll be reading some extracts from the novel and my essay regarding the nameless fantasy genre I feel the book 'belongs' to; 'I'm Here But I'm Really There...'
Hopefully all will enjoy, looking forward to it.

25/06/2013

Book Signing for 'Jacey's Kingdom' at Waterstones St. Albans - Saturday June 29th

I will be signing (and hopefully selling) copies of my new young adult fantasy novel 'Jacey's Kingdom' from 10.00 am onwards at Waterstones St. Albans this Saturday, June 29th. The store is holding a children's fun day and other events so please come along and see me if you're in the neighborhood. Looking forward to seeing you there.

13/02/2013

'Ha-Bloody-Ha' Video Posted On YouTube

My latest attempt at video promotion, this time for my new collection of parodies 'Ha-Bloody-Ha', has just been posted on YouTube. Please have a shufti, and if you really must and after careful consideration of the effects on your sanity, download a copy. Or just have a titter at the video. Cheers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGdBkIXGf0
And here's the link to the book:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ha-Bloody-Ha-ebook/dp/B00AR0KHTW/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357236339&sr=1-5

11/01/2013

'Jacey's Kingdom' Out Today!

My Debut Novel 'Jacey's Kingdom' E-Published Today

The wonderful Elsewhen Press are publishing my novel 'Jacey's Kingdom' today (Friday 11th January 2013) on Kindle, Kobo, Itunes etc. Please have a preview read and download if you fancy an exciting and funny fantasy adventure that will also make you think. 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AZRLREG/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk 

04/01/2013

'Ha-Bloody-Ha'

Cock-A-Snook (no, I don't know what it means either) at 2013 With This Patently Silly But Rather Amusing Collection of Parodies

'Troy Story', 'Bored of the Flies', 'Tweelight', 'Jane Eyre on a G-String'... just some of the familiar names covered in this collection of 25 parodies. Just what exactly did happen at the dawn of man-kinds' 'Quest For Phutt'? How many ridiculous song titles can be rung out of the hard-boiled LA crime story 'Abba-ration'? What exactly does the 'Black Death Helpline' actually do?
These and other pressing questions are all answered, or at least alluded to, in 'Ha-Bloody-Ha', my new Amazon Kindle book available now at all good download sites (as long as they're called Amazon).
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ha-Bloody-Ha-ebook/dp/B00AR0KHTW/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357236339&sr=1-5