Think You Couldn’t Possibly Lose Your Amazon Publishing Account? Think Again.

Originally posted on The Active Voice:
There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the forum. Her name is Pauline Creeden, and she’s an ordinary midlister, like so many of us. I remember PMing her some time ago and gushing about how particularly beautiful one of her book covers is — the one…

Writing’s True Magic

Most people only write when they have to. Shopping lists, emails. Essential, everyday stuff like that. They don’t do it for pleasure. They don’t do it for sharing. It’s a means of communication, or for jogging the memory. When someone crosses that line and begins to write as a form of expression, then their relationship […]

Future Sense (or) Science Fiction Predictions

The recent floods in my part of the UK have prompted several people who’ve read my book, High Tide in the City, to comment on the uncanny accuracy of its grim prediction – that in 50 years or so, half the UK will be almost permanently under water. While I find this flattering, of course, […]

Blood-Coloured Man

This is my alternative Christmas story.  Enjoy 😀 Uran dug his hand deep under the snow, felt for the crust of a hundred almost-thaws beneath the new, fresh fall.  His fingers discovered a sharp lip where the brittle under-layer had broken off – either cracking of its own accord or during his last assault.  He […]