The Circle of (a Writer’s) Life

In six days time my debut novel Badlands is launched into the world. Four and half years after the initial idea, my work in writing and editing the story is complete. And while launch day on Friday 21st January will be a celebration of the book’s completion, the circle of my writer’s life will continueContinue reading “The Circle of (a Writer’s) Life”

The First was the Last…

With the launch of Badlands now just one week away, on my social media channels I’m currently counting down to the release with a series of posts under the heading 10 Facts About Badlands. Every day I’m posting a fact about the characters, settings or creation of the book and today’s fact was… So whyContinue reading “The First was the Last…”

The Roots of Badlands #2 – Goddard

Welcome to the second blog post about the roots of the characters in Badlands. The first post looked at the creation of the book’s protagonist, Willow and can be read here. In this post, I’ll look at how I created the main antagonist, The Reverend Richard Goddard. Most of my ideas come from places IContinue reading “The Roots of Badlands #2 – Goddard”

Badlands launches in 2 weeks!

As I write this, there is only two weeks remaining until the release of my debut novel, Badlands, from Darkstroke. As we approach release date, let’s take a deeper dive into the characters in this tale of surf, sand, smuggling and murder… The story follows Megan “Willow” Rae, a runaway in her early twenties. HauntedContinue reading “Badlands launches in 2 weeks!”

“The End” is just the Beginning

Yesterday I got to type those two magical words on my work in progress Bleak Waters… For any writer working on a project, short or long, those two little words represent the final goal. After comes elation, relief, and sometimes sheer bloody exhaustion! But ultimately, those two little words are deceptive. This morning, I finishedContinue reading ““The End” is just the Beginning”

It’s 2022! – Let’s do this!!

New Year! New opportunities! At least, that’s how most people feel on New Years Day, although admittedly that is a bit harder in these times. Normally I begin each new year with the hope that this year will finally be the one that I see my work in print, but in 2022 I find myselfContinue reading “It’s 2022! – Let’s do this!!”

2021 – Review of the Year – Part Three

If you’ve read the last two posts in this series, you’ll remember that my main goal this year was to get one piece of fiction published, with a secondary goal of getting paid for a piece of writing if possible. With both those goals achieved, I felt the year had been successful and didn’t reallyContinue reading “2021 – Review of the Year – Part Three”

2021 – Review of the Year – Part 2

In part one of this series of posts reviewing my writing life in 2021, I talked about how my major goal for the year was to get a piece of fiction published. A secondary goal was to get paid for a piece of fiction if possible. You may be reading this and thinking surely writersContinue reading “2021 – Review of the Year – Part 2”

2021 – Review of the Year – Part One

As we approach the end of 2021, I wanted to take a look back at the last twelve months in my writing life. 2021 began with a lockdown for us in the U.K. but as the New Year rolled in, I had one major writing goal for the coming twelve months; to get a pieceContinue reading “2021 – Review of the Year – Part One”