Latest updates

Villager/my new website

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Hello lovely supporters,

Just wanted to let you know, in case you already didn't, that my debut novel, Villager, is now out in the world. If you didn't get chance to pledge for a first edition hardback, I do have a few for sale direct, signed, with a bookmark made by my mum, Jo, featuring one of her linoprints from inside. If you'd like one of these, please drop me an email via my website https…

Villager: the artwork!

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Dear lovely Ring The Hill supporters,

Apologies if you've seen this as an update via the funding page for one of my other previous books but I wanted to give you a little preview of some of the art for my upcoming debut novel, Villager: Joe McLaren (who you might know as the man behind the cover of my previous fiction book Help The Witch) has come up with a wonderful cover, and my mum Jo has been…

Notebook: subscriber list closing and final manuscript delivered!

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

I delivered the final edited manuscript of my latest book, Notebook, today. If you'd like to order a special first edition with your name in the back as a supporter, the list closes on April 20th:

You can read a little more about the book here: In other news, the paperback of Ring The Hill will be published this week (https…

Notebook: the cover!

Friday, 20 March 2020

Hello lovely Ring The Hill supporters,

I’m so pleased to be able to show you Clare Melinsky’s cover design for my new book, Notebook, which will be published by Unbound in September.

I know it’s a very difficult time for many people right now, but if you would like to pledge for a special edition hardback of Notebook, with your name printed in the back of the book, the deadline is April 20th…

Help The Witch and Notebook

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Dear Ring The Hill subscribers,

I know some of you might have already purchased my debut fiction collection Help The Witch, but if not - or if you'd like the book for a friend - I wanted to let you know that I'm selling the remaining hardbacks direct at the moment (after these are gone, only the paperback will be available). All of these are available for cover price plus tracked postage, and you…

NOTEBOOK: a new book by me

Thursday, 15 August 2019


Thanks again for your support on Ring The Hill. I wanted to let you know about my next book, NOTEBOOK, which has gone up for funding. I'd be delighted if you could help make it a reality. You can read a little bit more about it here:

There are also lots of stationery-related pledge reward goodies available.



Sneak art preview from Ring The Hill - and an important deadline!

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Hi everyone! Thanks again for your support on Ring The Hill. I thought you might like to know that I am delivering my final edit of the book tomorrow morning, and perhaps like to see one of my mum's linoprints for the book (she has done thirteen in total, and the attached is possibly my favourite).

Also, in case you didn't know, for anyone who hasn't pledged yet, the deadline for getting your name…

The cover!

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Hi. I just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone who has supported this project so far and show those who haven't seen it on social media Clare Melinsky's WONDERFUL cover design. I love it so much and it perfectly sums up what the book is, I think. All the best. Tom


Thursday, 29 November 2018

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone who helped Ring The Hill reach its funding target in just over four days. You are amazing! Funding will continue until the book goes to press next summer, so there is still lots of time for others to reserve a special edition of the book, and we'll be adding a few mort art pledge incentives, in case anyone wants to upgrade at any time. If all goes to plan…

Publication date: October 2019
213% funded
1371 backers