The Undoing

The Undoing

It’s dark. I know it’s dark, but I can no longer see that it’s dark, if that makes any sense. I try to push against whatever is holding me here, because I know with utmost certainty that I am being held. When I first realised my confinement, I clawed at the unknown...
Best Books of 2021 (so far)

Best Books of 2021 (so far)

Back at the start of this year, I signed up to the Goodreads Challenge. I plucked a figure of 50 books out of the air and decided to see how far I could get. For years, I found it really difficult to read while I was writing. I’d get so into the story that the...
The Bell Pepper (Short Story)

The Bell Pepper (Short Story)

It was late November by the time I finally returned home. The sky had been the colour of damp plaster, the drizzle persistent enough to need the wipers, but not committed enough to allow them to do their job well. They had screeched incessantly across the windscreen,...
Is fear getting in your way?

Is fear getting in your way?

When I published Ethereal, one thing I heard time and time again from friends and readers was, ‘I have an idea for a novel, but I could never write one.’ This was me for, oh, about twenty years. I’ve dreamed of being a writer for as long as I can remember, but the...
Working with a pro cover designer

Working with a pro cover designer

Deciding to spend part of my meagre marketing budget on a professional cover design was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made. While I had a pretty clear idea in my mind of what I wanted, I knew that there was not a snowballs’ chance in hell of me realising that...