• General,  News

    Kindle Sale & Updates

      First things first, there’s a kindle sale on my debut novel Rogue Arcanist happening right now – you can pick up a lot of words for just 99p! It’s urban fantasy with plenty of magic, murder, libraries, alien life, sword-fighting, tough choices and worse luck. It’s my love letter to the genre, and this is the perfect opportunity to…

  • Fiction,  News

    Publication Day

    Dread it. Run from it. Publication day arrives all the same… And today is that day! Rogue Arcanist is now officially available in paperback, on Kindle, and on Kindle Unlimited. It’s been a long road, but I’m honestly thrilled to finally bring this story, this world, and these characters to you in what will be the first of an action-packed…

  • News

    Cover Reveal: Rogue Arcanist

    This has been a long coming, but I’m finally ready to reveal the cover for my forthcoming urban fantasy novel Rogue Arcanist, set in modern-day London. So don’t hang about – take a look now…     You don’t know who you are until you’re threatened. Arcanists are born with the ability to manipulate reality with their spellcraft, their existence…

  • Fandom,  General,  Reviews

    The Key to Enjoying The Last Jedi

      Warning: this post contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so please do not read before watching the film if you want to avoid them. Image copyright – StarWars.com.   So the latest Star Wars blockbuster The Last Jedi has hit cinemas, the eighth instalment of the “saga” films following on from 2015’s The Force Awakens. And…

  • Fiction,  On Writing

    A free Nick Teller short story

    “Twelve years before the events of Rogue Arcanist, Nick Teller is just a fifteen year old kid. Except that he’s a fifteen year old kid who’s also an arcanist, and he’s been sent into London to hunt something not from this world. Things can’t get any worse. Oh, wait… yes they can.” You’ve probably heard me banging on about releasing my…

  • On Writing

    Story Foundations

    Just over a year ago I graduated from university as a mature student. I’d tried higher education when I was fresh from college, but it just didn’t work for me. I wasn’t ready for it at the time, and if I’m honest I wasn’t committed enough. But that worked out for the best because it gave me the opportunity to…

  • Fandom,  On Writing

    Read, Edit, Repeat

    Having less time to read is an unfortunate consequence of writing. It’s easy to prioritise getting your own words down on the page over reading the work of others, but over the past year and a half I’ve ruthlessly carved out more time for reading. Even though I knew my writing time would suffer as a result, modern life throws…