Strange Economics

The anthology Strange Economics with my story 'Expiry Date' may be up for an Aurora Award in Canada this year. It would be nice to have a story in an award-winning book. It's available at Amazon.com and Amazon UK and probably at other Amazon's too. I'm pleased to note that reviewer Queen of Fractal Beauty … Continue reading Strange Economics

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Why write when there are plenty of stories already?

Why write when there are plenty of stories already? Frankly, I don't know. Why should people read my five thousand words of fluff when there are a million stories out there already, many of them free? You can get most of the classics for peanuts or nothing as ebooks. A person with literary tastes is … Continue reading Why write when there are plenty of stories already?

Sometimes Passive voice is best.

I wrote this sentence in a review of Bloodbond May 2018: 'The premise of Bloodbond seems to be that vampires can be put in many different settings. They are no longer lonely, aristocratic outsiders mugging people in dark alleys or seducing maidens. But that was such fun!' My Pro-Writer software (which is very useful) objected … Continue reading Sometimes Passive voice is best.

Smashwords Summer Sale!

Smashwords have a sale on with not-very-old magazines going for a dollar. Alban Lake Publishing has some good stuff going cheap. I bought a copy of Bloodbond (May 2018) for just $1. Bloodbond features stories about vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters. Also for a dollar, Disturbed Digest (June 2018). Horror and the macabre. Of course, there's … Continue reading Smashwords Summer Sale!

Out now: Brigstowe Dragons 2: Return of the Black Magician

  Today the good folks at Alban Lake Publishing released my new book. Brigstowe Dragons 2: Return of the Black Magician.   It's the sequel to my first novella Brigstowe Dragons: Dragon Eggs. Here’s the blurb. Kenric, the telepathic Dragon Master, must once again confront the evil sorcerer Kemshah. This time the Black Magician has … Continue reading Out now: Brigstowe Dragons 2: Return of the Black Magician