Indie April 2020

This is, of course, not Indie April as normal. However, with businesses closed or operating solely online and everyone at home on lockdown, I think it’s important that readers, writers, editors, and publishers still take a little time to celebrate and promote our small presses this month, for whom this could be a tough time … More Indie April 2020

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

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

Holiday Reading

Packing for your holiday but still got some room in your book suitcase? Here are a few things I’ve really enjoyed reading lately that you might consider: The White Road by Sarah Lotz (Hodder & Stoughton) The second mountain climbing ghost story I’ve read in as many months (the other being Thin Air by Michelle … More Holiday Reading

Cymera, Thin Air, and the inner life of Darth Sidious

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of travelling down to Edinburgh to go to Cymera Festival, Scotland’s first ever book festival dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy and horror writing. Held at prominent Fringe venue and labyrinthian maze, The Pleasence, from 7th-9th June, some of the world’s leading SFF and horror authors, including Gareth … More Cymera, Thin Air, and the inner life of Darth Sidious

Read Secret Ingredients in Shoreline of Infinity 15

  Around this time last year, I started working on a short story after reading about the death of Anthony Bourdain. His nonfiction book on the chef life, Kitchen Confidential, is a no-holds-barred look behind the scenes of fine dining written in an almost gonzo style, featuring larger than life characters, most of whom are … More Read Secret Ingredients in Shoreline of Infinity 15