First Chapter: ‘The Curse Of Snakes’

‘The Curse of Snakes’, my first YA novel in a proposed series of six exploring old myths in a modern world, tanked after a messy edit and a disastrously mismanaged launch (it went through a variety of covers, titles, plans, an abbreviated name for me and eventually no plans at all). As an incorrigible optimist […]

Celebrating 20 E-Books: The Curse Of Snakes

Well, this novel was the one that got away. A supposedly YA book that had the misfortune to open between two (rotten) Medusa films. Everything conspired against me in the writing of it. First, I hit the problem of readers’ ages. ‘The Curse of Snakes’ was intended as a novel that anyone at any age […]

Down The Tube, Into Hell

There’s a ‘hidden places’ theme continuing this year – I’m getting some very respectable notices for ‘Hellion’, my first teen novel, which explores a forgotten London park and its nasty little secrets. Next comes ‘Bryant & May Off The Rails’, with the senex detecs poking about below the streets, and after that a new short […]

Ophidiophobes Beware!

Ssssss! My teen novel Hellion: The Curse Of Snakes is now out, and there’s a website snaking this way – not quite finished, as you’ll see by the ropey videos, but fun all the same. (Teenager looks, pulls face, says ‘Yuk, a book’, goes back to tearing aliens in half with laser) Go here.

Vipers On!

If you have a problem with snakes, you’ll want to keep away from ‘Hellion: The Curse Of Snakes’ – my first teen horror novel now has its own website here, and there will be new bits added to it in the coming days, with an author interview and other stuff. Hiss hiss hooray!

Snakes Alive!

Incoming! ‘Hellion: The Curse Of Snakes’ is my first teen novel, and should shut the little buggers up for a few hours while they ponder the meaning of life and death before they return to carving their initials in the foreheads of their enemies with switchblades. It’s written in concise, clear language that even a […]

Black Static, Back From The Dead, Bryant & May On The Loose,

I work at home. ‘Yes, but what do you do all day?’ I’m often asked. So in the spirit of keeping you up-to-date with what I’m writing, here’s what I’m actually doing this year. I think it’s probably about the same as any other writer, a mix of projects that will remain stillborn and others […]

Hellion Is Now Pre-Ordering

I try not to advertise on this blog unless it’s something I’m jazzed about, but my first foray into Teen Horror is now pre-ordering, so here’s the blurb… ‘Something had been released into the night streets. It moved unnoticed and sucked the life from people. It caused slow painful death, but even those who could […]

Gorgon Bennett!

It’s typical. You wait ages for a Gorgon, then three come along at once. A weird synchronicity has resulted in two movies with the same horrific villainess appearing at exactly the same time as my teen horror novel ‘Hellion: Curse Of Snakes’. All three feature Medusa, but of course the other two are the ones […]

Hellion On Earth

Hellion This is a PDF for the final cover for my first teen horror novel, which weirdly and entirely without planning coincides with the appearance of the ‘Clash Of The Titans’ remake. The main difference is that my story is set in London in the present. I hope that there will be more in the […]