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I decided it was time to write a new blog post as a) it’s been overdue, b) I had some free time. I’m currently sitting in a hotel room overlooking Disneyland in California following a few incredible days both personally and professionally. The other morning I received an email that could well turn into one…

You Can’t Win Anything With Kids Released

Today my book ‘You Can’t Win Anything With Kids’ is released. The book – which looks back at the 1995/96 Premier League season for Manchester United – is published with Empire Publications and can be purchased here at a special price of £8, including P&P. I wish to take this opportunity to extend a special thanks…

Acorns

In order to generate some regular content for my website in lieu of news, I put the call out to friends, family and readers to suggest topics. The first one came from a good friend, Jonny Brook, so I thought I’d go in with that one. How does the journey work? What prompts you to…

A Journey To Coal House

After a few posts where I’ve written about ‘things happening’, I thought I’d write a post based on things that have already happened. There has been a renewed promotional push for my debut novel ‘Coal House’ in recent weeks, more positive reviews and some developments that have gone further than I ever anticipated. I thought…

Moving

…slowly moving. I find that I’ve probably written enough times on this website alone about  what I’ve found to be one of the greatest problems of being a writer. It’s a very conflicting existence. Sometimes there’s a lot happening, and sometimes it seems like nothing is. The quieter days can be days when you have even…

Mablethorpe Pre-Order

My next fiction novel, ‘Mablethorpe’, is now available for pre-order with Rudling House, and is on a special offer of £5.99 (discounted from the RRP of £7.99). The book will be released in July. I am so excited by the early interest in the story; among other things to come, I am scheduled to appear on…

Coal House On Kindle Sale

My debut novel ‘Coal House’ is on a 99p Kindle sale once more for the following week. At time of writing it crept into the top 100 best-sellers again on Amazon and that was pretty ace. There are plenty of good reviews on Amazon and also a couple of nice reviews here. First of all…

Updates

It’s been a few weeks since my last post. A few bits have been happening, small pieces of progress on various projects, but not enough to base an entire post around. There are in particular a few ideas about my manuscript for ‘Peach’, a story I’m very attached to. But I’m currently at a point…

Mablethorpe

As it is #WorldBookDay, is there a better time to officially announce my next novel? I’m delighted that my story ‘Mablethorpe’ will be published by the wonderful Rudling House later this year. Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, Halloween 1983. Eight year old local boy Aidan Truscott goes missing, without a trace; as the search begins and continues, the once…

Long Time, Nothing New…

I thought it was apt to name this post after a song from my favourite musician, Pete Yorn, considering I haven’t updated for a while and that is pretty much a bad thing to do when you’ve literally just decided to start a blog to keep people updated. There are a bunch of times I’ve…