Favourite Reads 2019

Happy New Year, reading and writing friends! I’m already very excited for this year’s upcoming publications – Agency, the new novel from William Gibson is right around the corner, Iain Maloney’s memoir of life in rural Japan, The Only Gaijin in the Village, publishes in March, and I myself have a novel due out – … More Favourite Reads 2019

Reading Roundup Nov 19

It’s the most wonderful time of the—No, no it isn’t. It’s still just November, despite what supermarkets and TV adverts would have you think. Therefore, there is no theme for this particular batch of reading recommendations, just a handful of books I’ve really enjoyed lately. Any of these would make a fantastic present for— Killtopia: … More Reading Roundup Nov 19

Tam O’Shanter Review

What do Ayrshire’s most famous son – the poet Robert Burns – and Japanese comic books, called ‘manga’, have in common? Well, nothing… until now, that is. Scottish author Richmond Clements has teamed up with Japanese artist Inko to adapt Burns’s classic horror poem Tam O’Shanter into a manga. And it is wonderful! This mash-up … More Tam O’Shanter Review

Hallowe’en Reading

Pumpkin carved, costume on, monkey nuts shelled, neighbour’s house egged and TP’d… Now what? You’ve exhausted your list of Hallowe’en activities and that means it’s time to curl up in front of the fire with a nice glass of warm blood and a good book. Here are some of my spooky (and sometimes schlocky) favourites: … More Hallowe’en Reading

Always North Review, Shoreline of Infinity 16

It’s time again for another issue of my favourite sci-fi mag, Shoreline of Infinity! While the previous edition featured a short story of mine (Secret Ingredients, SoI Issue 15) I’m back to reviewing books in the October offering. This time around I had the absolute pleasure of reading and writing about Vicki Jarrett’s new novel … More Always North Review, Shoreline of Infinity 16

End of Summer Reading

Summer is almost over. The schools are back in session, the Bake Off is on the telly, politicians are taking a break because there’s nothing important going on, and the café I work in is getting the Christmas decorations out of storage (seriously). Time to fight the end of summer blues with a good book. … More End of Summer Reading