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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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”
Human Zoo is complete!
I have finally finished the editing process of my third novel, Human Zoo. Now it’s time to see if the manuscript will be picked up by an literary agents. I’m not holding my breath, but here goes nothing. I started work on Human Zoo towards the end of July. What began as a pretty basicContinue reading “Human Zoo is complete!”
I’ve almost finished the second draft of my novel
The time’s gone really quickly, but I’ve been working on my third novel, Human Zoo, for about two months. My original goal, when I found out I was moving to Canada, was to write multiple novels by the end of 2022. As with all creative plans of mine, the reality has transpired to be muchContinue reading “I’ve almost finished the second draft of my novel”
I have so many notebooks
An unreasonable amount, really. I have 10 on the go, to be precise. That might seem obscene. What the hell am I doing with 10 notebooks? Surely you don’t use them all? Actually, I do. Most of them every day. You see, every notebook I have serves a different purpose. I have one conventional writer’sContinue reading “I have so many notebooks”