Tuesday 30 October 2012


Halloween is nearly here - my favourite time of the year. It's the real new year, baby. The veil between the worlds is at its thinnest and it's the time to remember those who've gone before, to remember what we have and to marshal hope for the future. It's also become a time to let your imagination run wild and what better to assist you in this spooktacular endeavour than pointing you in the direction of some right good reads.

Fox Spirit is once again flexing its increasingly mighty wings and this Halloween the good folks there bring you the delectable oddness that is Weird Noir. Presented and edited by Kate Laity, that woman of many wonders, it's a trove of harebrained schemes, insidious otherness and black humoured fatalism. My story "A Kick in the Head" is first up - and it's my first paid story. So do a fledgling writer a solid and avail yourself of a little Weird Noir, if you're of a mind. You'll find many more reasons to read on once you've done your favour to me. Trust.


Brightest blessings sweetlings. Don't let the bed bugs bite.

Thursday 18 October 2012

Meet some of Weird Noir

As the dark nights draw ever in, there is a light upon the horizon: Fox Spirit Books will soon be releasing Weird Noir, of which one of my stories is a part. To meet some of the gang, check out the link below (my little snozzle about how I wrote the story is first)


It is going to be an Ebook first but depending on demand there might be some lovely pages to touch at some point. Tell them you want it in your hands, that you want to kiss my name and smell its print ... or some such. Get on it, troops!

Monday 8 October 2012

Weird Noir: A Kick in the Head

I have more news! I'm so chuffed I've even missed the start of University Challenge! My story "A Kick in the Head" will be featured in the upcoming anthology from Fox Spirit Press, "Weird Noir". It's an honest to goodness book you'll be able to order and buy! For reals! See the cover art, by the inestimable Stephanie Johnson below - you can check out her stuff at http://sljohnsonimages.com/ and Fox Spirit lives, of course, at www.foxspirit.co.uk Fill your Halloween this year with odd goodness.

Friday 5 October 2012

Leave the Pistol Behind

It's been awhile. I need to be a bit more disciplined with the bloggage, I guess. Still, here I am now with the exciting news that my story "Leave the Pistol Behind" (it's flash fiction so it's not terribly long or tiring for you to digest) was selected as one of the winners of Fox Spirit's (www.foxspirit.co.uk) International Talk Like a Pirate Day competition.

You can find the story here - http://www.foxspirit.co.uk/?p=249 Please read it and share it. Feedback is always appreciated by a not terribly confident writer.

Thank you!