Where do I begin? It’s been a while since my last post (a bit of an understatement, I know). I’ve had quite a lot to contend with in my personal life, and as a result, juggling my writing, editing, art, and marketing has been a challenge. My debut novel The Black Rook – a GrimdarkContinue reading “March Update 2023”
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You fight in warsdeclared indoors,under the tablewe applaud,the freedom fableis gifted, sold,the battle is overwhen you are told. We weaponisethe blind and brave,we educatethe deaf, depraved,we colonisethe lands unscathedthen marketisethe earth we saveand pacifywith songs of praiseand nullifywith want and wage. You struggle on,you sacrifice,you graft to liveas others die,you wait for paydayand then itContinue reading “Overlords”
I just wanted to say a quick merry Christmas to everyone who’s been following my writing journey so far. I hope you all have a lovely time! Davey
A Man of Reason
A man of good reason,a man of good taste,a man of high fashion,oppressive in lace,his belly is fullwith illusions of power,he’s lauded by allas the man of the hour. A man of good conscience,a man of the church,a gentleman calleras gentle as dirt,“permission to breatheshould be granted at birth,”he laughs over wineas he orders dessert.Continue reading “A Man of Reason”
Am I a Better Person Than I Was Five Years Ago?
It’s not an easy question to answer. Quite apart from the fact that the term better person is a bit of a misnomer, it then makes you question if you were a good person five years ago. The point of this article is not to determine whether I was a moral or immoral person, butContinue reading “Am I a Better Person Than I Was Five Years Ago?”
This Is Who I Am
I’m aware of my failures,I’m wary of neighbours,I fret and I feastin the face of faux dangers. I listen to strangers,their ignorant flavours,a fools’ witless buffetto feed my displeasure. I’m hurt beyond measureentangled in heatherthat brushes the hillsof childhood oppression. I listen to strangersdespite my intentions,hearing them singthe ballads of depression. I’m aware of myContinue reading “This Is Who I Am”
Want to read my novel for free?
The Black Rook is set for general release on the 1st of January 2023. In only a few weeks, the dark fantasy world of Entros will be unveiled. I do, however, have a limited number of advanced reader copies which are available for free here: https://arcreviewers.com/shop/fantasy/high-fantasy/the-black-rook/ All that I ask is you leave me aContinue reading “Want to read my novel for free?”
I will one day forgetthe shapes of these streets,the tarmac forever incomplete,the cracked pavement under my feet,the misery in every face I greet. I will one day forgivethe complacency and hatedribbled from bruised lips,wept from weary eyes,plucked from pools of sick. I will one day forgetthe friends who fed me to lions,who stabbed me inContinue reading “These Streets”
16 Days to Go!
The Black Rook will be released in 16 days, and I can scarcely contain my excitement. Despite a whole host of life’s interruptions and obstacles, I am finally able to point to a date on a calendar and say, “On that day my debut novel will be published.” That date will be the 1st ofContinue reading “16 Days to Go!”
Back in England
I’ve almost been back in the United Kingdom for three weeks now. The funny thing is, there’s a part of me that feels like I never left; that my five months in Canada was nothing but a dream, and there’s another part of me that feels like this current stint in England is no moreContinue reading “Back in England”