I recently had the pleasure of seeing Booker nominated Scots author Graeme Macrae Burnet discuss his latest novel – The Accident on the A35 – at Woodlands Workspace, a new hub for arts and events in Glasgow’s west end. You can read my account of the night over at Aether & Ichor. ‘Booker-prize nominated author … More Graeme Macrae Burnet at Woodlands Workspace
To celebrate the release of my latest sort story collection, Fresh Blood Orange, the kindle versions of my previous books – Dead in Autumn, Buried in Winter and Beaten to a Pulp! – will be given away free on launch day, Hallowe’en 2017. The promotion will run from 31/10/17 until 4/11/17. Dead in Autumn, Buried … More Kindle book giveaway
I’m thrilled to announce my second book of short stories – Fresh Blood Orange (Beaten to a Pulp 2) – will be released on Kindle and in print on Hallowe’en! Come and meet the Queen of Junkyard Dogs: Clem Astor lives in the desert, the mirage of Vegas on the horizon, where she breeds dogs … More Fresh Blood Orange
Last week, as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival On Tour, I had the pleasure of seeing sci-fi/horror heavyweights Joe Hill and MR Carey in discussion about their latest novels and the apocalypse at East Kilbride Arts Centre. Highlights included a bizarre singalong with Joe Hill and his sons, who formed a makeshift band and … More Apocalypse Now with MR Carey and Joe Hill
A copy of the new issue of Grasslimb Journal dropped through my door today, and you can now have one too! My short story, Green Fire, appears on then back page of the current issue, Vol. 15 No. 2, along with other great stories, poems and cartoons. Click here to read it.
I’m excited to be joining fantasy story site Aether & Ichor as a guest editor! Based in Edinburgh, they publish short stories from writers all over the world and back in October 2016 they were kind enough to publish one of mine – Naoko. Now on the other side of the desk, I’m looking for urban fantasy … More Aether & Ichor
Really excited to have short story of mine – Green Fire – appearing in Grasslimb Vol 15 No 2. Grasslimb is a long-running literature and arts journal based in San Diego, California, which features a wide variety of work from poetry and short stories to cartoons and music reviews. You can read Green Fire (a tale of post-apocalyptic … More Grasslimb Journal
Hello! It’s been a while since my last post, the reason being I’ve been working away on a new novel. I’m resurfacing now that the first draft is finally finished. More details about that in the future, but in other news I’ll be putting out a sequel to my short story collection, Beaten to a … More Beaten Pulpier!
You wait ages for a bus and two come along at once. Here’s the second story of mine to be published this month. It’s called The Hack and appears on London-based Sci-fi magazine The Singularity’s website. You can have a read here. (Excerpt below.) The Hack Rep-7 stared at the photograph. He recorded the details: fuzzy … More Read ‘The Hack’ in The Singularity Magazine
Here’s my first published story of 2017 – The Red Elk. It links with previous stories Year of the Money Lender and Naoko. More to come! Published by the good people at Scrutiny Journal who specialise in magical realism. You can read my short story and lots of others here. The Red Elk It had … More Read ‘The Red Elk’ on Scrutiny Journal