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Radio Star

Friday, 3 September 2021

Wow. What a month! I’ve connected with one of the best bookshops in the country (Dial Lane Books in Ipswich) and had a live interview on BBC Radio! As for the title… I’m not saying I’m a radio star, I just can’t get the ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ song out of my head and now you can’t either! :)  

If you want to hear about how I was inspired to start writing, some of the writing processes I work…

It's oh so quiet...

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Seven weeks since Survival Machines was released and… it’s all very quiet.

I haven’t been told why, but hundreds of copies of Survival Machines remain stuck in the warehouse. None have been sent out to distributors (for independent bookshops) or even to the mighty ‘Zon. Meanwhile, I sit on the dock of the bay watching countless other Unbound books launching with great fanfare, reviews and blog…

Cup of tea?

Friday, 2 July 2021

I’m just tiptoeing into the room to see if you need a cup of tea and a biscuit? I don’t want to disturb your reading! :)

I’d like to say it’s been a crazy couple of weeks since Survival Machines hit the shelves, but it’s been really quiet due to Covid and the resulting delay in getting the paperbacks out into the real world. But fear not! All the resulting wound-up energy is about to release itself…

Survival Machines is PUBLISHED TODAY!

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Woo-hoo! Publication Day! Team Darwin, go tell the world you made this book happen!

What an amazing day, after all the delays and restrictions, Survival Machines is officially released into the wild, for readers all over the planet to enjoy. Thank you one and all for your support and generosity!

You should have received the e-book by email and your paperback(s) will be arriving very soon with…

Ladies and Gentlemen, now the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Yes, that’s a Pulp Fiction quote… but this isn’t the world famous Jack Rabbit Slim’s Twist Contest, oh no, it’s the messed up world of Darwin’s Soldiers and the sequel, Survival Machines, is nearly here!

We’re just over a week away from the release on Thursday June 10th… no signs of the paperback at Sharp Towers yet but I’m hoping to get a copy before pub day this time! You should receive yours…

So close!

Friday, 16 April 2021

Less than two months until Survival Machines is released and it feels like I can almost touch it!

The final full draft has been signed off along with the cover and if you angle your ear correctly to the breeze you should be able to hear distant printers humming away, using up the last valuable rations of the UK’s blue ink for the cover.

Excitingly, Survival Machines is now on Amazon, ready for…

Stay on target

Friday, 19 March 2021

Like young Luke - who was ecstatic to leave his desert planet, make new friends and discover new skills, only to discover he had to single-handedly destroy a metal moon - we have found ourselves facing our own evil empire this past year. An enemy which has delayed a great many things, including the publication of many books. But, like an energized antibody zooming in to attack a Coronavirus Death…

Cover Reveal

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Happy New Year Team Darwin!

It’s been a long wait, but I can now reveal the Survival Machines cover!

I think it looks awesome! As you may guess given the similarities with the Darwin’s Soldiers cover, it was designed by same artist - the brilliant Mark Ecob. A couple of Lutamek have been added and a number of human soldiers didn’t make the front cover… the casualties of war!

Even a global…

It was twenty-five years ago today

Friday, 24 July 2020

Okay, maybe not the classic line from Sergeant Pepper’s but that’ll get the song in your head!

Chapter One of The Penguin Killer opens twenty-five years ago – on Tuesday 25th July 1995. It’s strange to think how much has happened in the swift quarter of a century since then and how good the music of that era still sounds!

I’ve been immersing myself in the Britpop sound whilst writing the sequel…

Looking to the future

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Over the summer I’ll be writing some short stories from The Origin Trilogy universe, along with some shorts linked to my new book The Penguin Killer. I’ll send them out by email, so if you want to join in, just visit this link and add your email address:

Survival Machines is safely running through the well-oiled wheels and cogs of Unbound…

New Books

Friday, 19 June 2020

I hope you are all well and keeping safe?

I had some time in real isolation recently – quarantined from my family in my own home - and it reminded me of crossing the Atlantic a few years ago, on a cruise ship to Greenland, only this time without the showgirls, cocktails and dolphins. Maybe it was more like a one way trip to Mars? I feel like I’ve had the training now, Mr Musk, sign me up!


Survival Machines

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thank you all for supporting ‘Survival’ – we’re nearly a quarter of the way to being funded!

I’m cracking on with writing the book (the second in ‘The Origin Trilogy’) and having a great time expanding on John’s adventures, bringing in new characters and killing off some old ones! While the story has progressed and my research has delved deeper, I’ve been thinking about the book title and I’d love…

Brand New Excerpt

Friday, 7 December 2018

Thank you everyone for your support! I hope you all enjoyed reading Darwin’s Soldiers and are as keen to me to know what happens next? (Don’t worry - I’ve got a pretty good idea of what lies ahead for those guys)

Survival is over 20% funded already and I’ve been writing away, building the new world John and his allies discover at the end of Darwin’s Soldiers. I’ve brought in new characters, some…

Publication date: June 2021
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