My publishing empire expands!

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I've just published all three of my books on Smashwords. Between now and the 16th of December (i.e. Next Tuesday), I've made them free - just enter these coupon codes...

Down Among The Yla - JS47Q
The Long Sleep - GS44T
Stories From the Corner of the Room - LE55Q

Please tell your friends! And I'd love it if you gave them a review as well.


New short story

I've finally updated my website. And I've added a new short story to it - a nasty little horror story called What Will Be.

A book! A book!

I am extremely proud to announce that I have a new book available!
My short story collection, Stories From the Corner of the Room is now available on Amazon in both paper and e-book form.

For the next few days, to celebrate this, I have decided to make the Kindle versions of The Long Sleep and Down Among the Yla available for free. The Kindle version of Stories from the Corner of the Room is also available half price.

If you buy the paper version of any of my books you can get the Kindle version for free - either directly from Amazon if you are in the US or by letting me know. Also, I'm after people to put up reviews on Amazon - if anyone is interested, please let me know and I'll send you an electronic copy.

Anyway - get the book from here:
This link goes to Amazon via Booklinker
Stories From the Corner of the Room on Createspace (which gives me higher royalties...)

Linking in

For better or worse, I'm on LinkedIn...

Oooh... exciting!

I've just spent the day editing and getting everything prepared to publish my collection of short stories. It's called Stories From The Corner of the Room and contains nine stories that I've written over the years and extracts of my three novels. At some point in the next week or so, it will be available on Amazon as both a paperback and an ebook, at which I will be badgering you to buy copies.
In the meantime, feast your eyes on the cover and the Table of Contents.
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I'm really quite excited about finally getting this sorted out and together. Next up: Novel Number Four!

(Edited to show the updated version of the cover.)
Starring several people, including, ironically, the voice of Bob the Builder:
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An update

I'm having a day of updates - I added something to my Twitter feed... I updated my website... I've done this... I've emailed the agent to whom I submitted Ghostkin four months ago (today!)... and I actually managed to get my backside into gear and do some writing! I did about seven hundred words on The Long Train, although I've had to change part of my idea - I thought that there was some basis for climate change triggering a new ice age, but it appears not to be the case. So, instead of frostbite and ice, it's sunburn and dehydration that are the dangers. It doesn't seem to be a massive change so far, but we'll see how it goes. Now I just have to make sure that I keep on doing something everyday...

Keep your fingers crossed - send me emails telling me to write!


Mar. 14th, 2013

For the last few weeks, there has been nothing in this journal but an increasingly self-referential list of the tweets automatically generated by LJ to say what I've been tweeting. Except I have been tweeting about as much as I've been writing posts. So, the only thing that has been tweeted has been the posts saying that I've tweeted something. See what I mean about self-referential? It's practically meta.

This has also meant that I have been totally remiss in trying to push Down Among The Yla. Which is a shame, because I am very proud of it - probably more than I am of The Long Sleep. It is, after all the 'difficult second album'. Basically (and, if I'm being honest, as ever), I need to get my arse into gear. I need to follow Warren Ellis's example.

But anyway...
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