Notes from a Writer’s Life #12

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, as I have been putting all my effort into getting through draft two of Bleak Waters. I thought I was going well, but this last week I’ve hit two major hurdles that have threatened to derail the whole thing. It started with the discovery ofContinue reading “Notes from a Writer’s Life #12”

Influences – Anne Rice

If Bram Stoker gave us the granddaddy of all vampires, Anne Rice gave us their most famous bratty cousin. I am, of course, talking about Lestat, vampire, actor, rock legend and general all round undead superstar. He first appeared as the antagonist in Interview with the Vampire, but in The Vampire Lestat and The QueenContinue reading “Influences – Anne Rice”

Autumn updates!

The seasons are changing and summer is slipping into autumn. The nights are longer, the mornings cooler and the first leaves are already on the ground. The new season brings some new releases featuring my work and plenty to keep me busy as the nights draw in. Firstly, my story “Beast of Bodmin” is publishedContinue reading “Autumn updates!”

The Story of my First Story

A Cautionary Tale of Hope and Naivety A long time ago (1996 I think?) in a bedroom not so far away (about three and a half miles away from where I live now), a teenage boy decided to put pen to paper for the first time. Twenty-five years later that same boy is still writingContinue reading “The Story of my First Story”