I’m absolutely stoked to have a short story coming out in the new issue of Monstrous Regiment! ‘Plant Life’ is the tale of Ger, a man who decides to begin planting memories in his back garden with some hit-and-miss results. It will appear alongside some other great stories in the ‘Emerald’ issue of Monstrous … More Monstrous Regiment – Emerald
For (happy, wonderful) reasons I couldn’t finish my posts on my favourite Scottish authors before the end of Book Week Scotland, so here, belatedly, is the final part. Iain Banks – The late, great Iain Banks, or Iain M. Banks if sci-fi is more your thing, was a powerhouse of a novelist, a genre-bending … More My top Scottish Authors, part 3
Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s the next part of my list of favourite Scottish authors in celebration of Book Week Scotland. (Not in order of preference.) Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait. There’s not an English literature student in the land that can’t … More My top Scottish authors, part 2
As it’s Book Week Scotland, I thought I’d post some words on my favourite Scottish authors. (In no particular order.) James Kelman – Kelman’s novel How Late it Was, How Late earned him a Booker Prize in 1994 (the first and only time the prize has been won by a Scottish author) and earned me … More My top Scottish authors, part 1
To celebrate Book Week Scotland this year I’m giving away free Kindle copies of my Beaten to a Pulp! series of short stories. From Monday 19th Nov to Friday 23rd Nov you can get both Beaten to a Pulp! and Beaten to a Pulp 2: Fresh Blood Orange on your Kindle for the low, low … More Book Week Scotland ebook giveaway
To celebrate Hallowe’en this year I made the ebook of my first novel Dead in Autumn, Buried in Winter free until the witching holiday is over. Dead in Autumn begins on Hallowe’en, when a family of trick-or-treaters find an empty house and decide to take more than just a few sweeties. (Click here for your … More Happy Hallowe’en!
To celebrate Michael Myers’s yearly return to cause havoc – a festival called Hallowe’en – I’ll be giving away ebook copies of my novel Dead in Autumn, Buried in Winter for free! Beginning on 27th October, you’ll have five days to grab yourself a freebie, with the deal closing on Hallowe’en itself. The story of … More Hallowe’en eBook Giveaway!
You can now read my short story Pamphleteers in the new issue of Typehouse Literary Magazine! Budapest, 1957. Once-famous writer Jozsef Novak is part of a conspiracy to publish subversive pamphlets. However, his new romance with student Lazlow is threatening his resolve and the secret police are closing in. For fans of spies, romance, and … More Read Pamphleteers in Typehouse Literary Magazine
You can now read my new short story Hello! Housekeeping! in The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine! College Man is a college drop out, cleaning rooms in a city hotel for spare change. It’s not too bad a job – he gets to work alone and management are all right. His coasting comes … More Read Hello! Housekeeping! in The Dark City Mystery Magazine
You can now read my short story ‘There’s a Joab Oan‘ over on the Glasgow Review of Books website! Deek can see ghosts. Deek lives in a house haunted by its former occupier, Stan. Deek can’t be fucked doing the housework, or doing his job – helping Stan hunt other ghosts for cash – … More Read ‘There’s a Joab Oan’ in the Glasgow Review of Books