Smoking & Writing

I quit smoking in April. It turns out that also meant quitting writing for a time. I bet you’ve heard someone talk about how they can get addicted to pretty much anything instantly? “I shouldn’t have a single drag on your cigarette or I’ll be on a hundred a day in 20 seconds. Fnah, fnah,…

The Noble Artist Interview

The photo above, dear blog reader, is of Jamie Noble Frier, the legend who crafted the new cover for The Range. Every so often I see a certain style captured in a photo and think: “Wish I could pull off a cool look like that.” But no. I make do with a picture of me…

Book Cover Relaunch!

It is finally here! The new cover for The Range is finished. Before I get going I want to thank the amazingly talented artist, Jamie Noble Frier, who brought this to life. In summer 2015 I sketched a very crude drawing whilst sat on a beach of what I realised I wanted the cover to…

My Life As A Writer

Writing is hard and easy. It is both a joy and agony. There are moments of jubilant dizziness, despair, comfort, anger, tears and laughter, sometimes all that same time. It is equal parts stressful and stress relieving. When not writing I yearn to be writing and sometimes when writing I crave to be anywhere but…

Interview With Sarah Potter

This is a first for me – an interview with an actual real life author, Sarah Potter, the creator of Desiccation. The cover is wonderful, harking back to the good old days of sci-fi when people knew where they stood with bugs from another dimension. Not like these days where villains and heroes are interchangeable…

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge

Darkness has a bad reputation in my opinion. There’s a lot to be said in favour of the luxurious, silky and encompassing nature of darkness. Story tellers endeavour to embolden the belief that darkness is evil, that it serves to arouse your senses to unseen terrors. I believe that darkness is an opportunity to retreat…