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Great news – Winner of the Wishing Shelf Awards!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

My second novel – Do Not Feed The Troll! – is a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards. I’m especially proud of this because, unlike others, these awards are judged by the target audience

New ebook short story

Friday, March 13th, 2015

“Face to face with the gorilla king” is now available as an ebook short story! Download (for free under Creative Commons) and to buy for Kindle.

Why do we do these things?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

I am sitting on a campsite as I write this. We’ve been here for four days and it has rained a large proportion of that time. Welcome to the glorious British summertime. The tent has held up pretty well and we’ve been warm at night. Never the less tempers have frayed as the weather has […]

Writing the tricky second novel

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

As you will probably know my second book (and the second in the Roboteers series): Do not feed the Troll! was published on 4th August 2014. A second book is always a little bit like the eponymous second album. You spend so long on the first, meticulously pour over the details and then launch it. […]

Get ready – here comes the troll!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

It is with great pleasure and some relief that I am finally able to say Do not feed the Troll! is to be available in the next few days. I have sent it to the publishers and released it for publishing. I am now waiting for it appear on Amazon and other bookstores. In the […]

When will I release Do not feed the Troll?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

At the end of May I promised to release my next book Do not feed the troll by the end of June. The sharp eyed among you will have noticed it is now closer to the end of July and there is still no book release. The main reason for this is that my illustrators […]

Do not feed the troll – announcement

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

This is just a quick progress update on where we are with my next book “Do not feed the troll” – with a special announcement to boot! About the story In case you’re not aware, this new novel is about 10 year old Martin and his family who move house and find a creature, who […]

Give a book day on Feb 14

Friday, February 7th, 2014

February 14th. Valentines day. The day when we are supposed to celebrate our love and loves. By why do we only celebrate our love for a significant other? Why not celebrate our loves in other parts of our lives? It seems I’m not alone in asking this and February 14th is also designated “International Book […]

Latest free ebook update – Do Not Feed The Troll

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

I thought it might be useful to post an update on where I am with my next book – Do Not Feed The Troll. The text has mostly been written and I am currently editing it. Sometimes this will involve rewriting a paragraph and sometimes it’s just correcting grammar and spelling mistakes. At the same […]

Crimperbooks now available through Smashwords

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Smashwords is a popular eBook publishing platform. It allows self-publishing authors to distribute their eBooks to popular devices such as Barnes & Noble’s Nook and WHSmith’s Kobo to name but two. As of today my books are now available through Smashwords which means if you own an eReader device other than a Kindle you will […]