And the criminal element of the genre, with a touch of supernatural skills? Speculative contemporary neo-noir set in Melbourne, Australia. If that’s your blood rising, then this is the story for you. And it’s free 3-5 September 2021 (PDT zone) only! What is it about? It’s about a man, the man they call the Black. … Continue reading Do you love contemporary neo-noir?
Do you read noir? How about Contemporary Australian neo noir? Well, here it is. A bit earlier than planned, but there's this thing, StorytellerUK2021, and I was talked into publishing the story for that. It means it's only available on Amazon for the duration of the competition. Update: Free on Amazon Sept 3-5! Would you … Continue reading Melbourne Noir Novel: Blackened Rose
Yep. Housekeeping time for the blog. It's a regular thing with the blog posts removed after a certain period of time. Pages get updated a bit, played with, but not a full spring-clean. Now is the time. If you don't see me for a while, it's because the doors are closed, the fumigators are in, … Continue reading Times be a-Changin’
is here. It's a cool pic, and before the thing that happened last year (and my hair is very long now), 'cos I'm not coming out of my cave until I'm sure that unwelcome visitor is away and gone for good. Or close enough. Anyway, I did an interview. Would you like to read it? … Continue reading Nikky’s Interview …
What -- you do it first? I don't, and there's a reason for that. It's not that I do things back to front, at least not from my perspective. The start is the beat sheets, one for each character in the story, but the main two characters (usually the main character/protagonist and the antagonist) get … Continue reading And Then There was the … Synopsis
The time to take a break and focus on family and friends, which means I'm taking a holiday from the blog (not from writing, but it will be reduced time available). However, before I go I should mention that the Novitiate novella is going free on Amazon around Christmas. Keep an eye on the dates: … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year
For the last few weeks, this is what you've been getting. You get it because I've been chopped up (shoulder surgery) and then put back together (I hope) and need some time to heal and get mobility back on board. It's a slow process, especially with both shoulders now on the road. So, in the … Continue reading Four Times, Yes
The latest story is here! and in Here (the .com link to the 'zon) https://www.amazon.com/Libra-Speculative-Fiction-Inspired-Zodiac-ebook/dp/B08MQN31ND/ I already have my copy, but the sell date is 8 November which means the north of the line residents need to wait a bit longer. Not much longer, just a tiny few hours and it's all there, ready to … Continue reading Proud? Yes.
Not the song, the moon itself is appearing twice in the month. And more exciting, for those who wish to do dastardly scary stories on Halloween, the second full moon is 31 October (we are in Australia, so check your zone -- do you get a blue moon this month?). Halloween will have a full … Continue reading Blue Moon
Amazon Description: Awaken, spirit of Maiden, vessel of a pure soul and bearer of an empath’s heart. Aventi sends out the call for a new Maiden. If she doesn’t get a replacement, magic will leave her. If that happens, she can’t heal, and her soul remains blemished forever.Please, she begs, feel your truth.But when the … Continue reading The Call to Magic: