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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Well, the day is upon us! The Third Wheel is officially available on all the usual platforms to anyone who wants it. So far, feedback has been very positive so that's been great, but now's the time to get really stuck in with directing people towards it.

If you've already read it - or when you do - I would be hugely grateful if you could pop a review on Amazon (and anywhere else you feel like it…

The Time Is Upon Us!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Hello everybody! Hope you're all well and full of festive cheer! But December this year is more than just Christmas, of course - it's a time of alien invasion as well! I've had my paperbacks and can confirm that they look beautiful - I can't wait for you all to get your hands on them! In fact, the more astute of you may have noticed that the ebook version is now available to download, so there's no…


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the prolonged radio silence, the book is still on its way, just waiting for confirmation on release dates and so on. I can confirm though that all the edits are done, and I've seen cover art and it looks very cool! So just a little bit longer, my friends, thank you for your patience. Hopefully I'll have some great news for you soon!

Michael :) x

The Edit Is Complete!

Friday, 6 July 2018

Well, the final commas are in place, the t's are all crossed and the kerning is spot on. What's next? Now I'm just waiting to hear about the cover designs and then the end is in sight. Thank you all for your patience and for people who keep asking me when it's coming, my answer remains, "Soon!" although the page says this summer sometime. Given the weather we've had though, summer could be a long…

So, what's happening?

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Apologies for the radio silence one and all! What with the editing and various other things I've been a bit lax in keeping you in the loop.

The structural edit is now complete and the novel gained several thousand extra words and a handful of new scenes, which I'm thrilled about and can't wait to share with you. And if you pledged for the reward that will net you a few extra chapters unseen by…


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Hi everyone!

I thought I better just give an update to let you all know what's going on with the book. I've been working with the editor Debi Alper for the last few weeks to help give the novel a structual edit. This is (hopefully) the biggest edit of the novel in which she and I explore what needs correcting in regards to plot, character and the general structure of the novel. I'm thrilled to…


Saturday, 27 January 2018

We did it! "The Third Wheel" is going to be a reality! I am humbled by the support this project has recieved, I cannot thank you all enough for your support and really hope that you'll enjoy the book.

So I am hugely indebted to all of you for helping me achieve this goal. A million thank yous to Chris, Phil, Rachel, Chris, Jackie, Sabrina, Dave, Kevin, Katherine, Pat, Ed, Helen, Katie, Amanda,…

Ninety five per cent!

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Flippin' heck ladies and gentlemen! The book is now 95% funded which means we're now just 5% away from getting this book into shops, into the world and, most importantly, into your hands. Again, thank you so much to everyone who has supported me on this journey so far, but it's now almost at an end. We need to secure the final little bit now in the next week to make this book a reality!

14% to go!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hi everyone!

Thanks for all the support so far. I am thrilled to announce that there's just 14% of the target to go! I've now got until the end of January to reach the total, so if there are still people you think you love to be part of this and help see the book get born, please spread the word in person, via social media, or by carrier pigeon, if that's your preferred method.

Thank you very…

An Excerpt

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Merry Christmas, one and all! I thought it was about time I gave you all a sneak peek of what to expect of the story, so as an early Christmas present, here is the beginning of chapter three of The Third Wheel , in which Dexter is attending a wedding and encounters his most recent ex-girlfriend, with whom he never felt he belonged. Enjoy!

The weather is uncharacteristically perfect. Lara-and…

Pledge Party Update

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Hi everyone...

If you saw the original text of this post, you will see that I was supposed to be at a Pledge Party this coming Monday. Unfortunately, due to a mix up of dates, the event has been cancelled and will hopefully be rearranged for January. I will let you know as soon as I know anything, but there's still plenty of time to donate, so you can still do that - plus that doesn't factor in…

69%?! Nice!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Hi everyone!

Thanks once more to everyone who has pledged support to my novel so far - I'm happy to say that I'm now sitting pretty at 69% with 72 of you throwing your support behind the project. But time is of the essence now my friends - I have until the end of November to get that final 31% and see the book published. Surely you want that too?

I simply ask, if you've already supported, can…


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

It’s been a long couple of months, but I’m pleased to report that my novel, The Third Wheel, is now 65% funded! That’s nearly two-thirds of the way there! Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged support so far, now I just need a little more help to push it up to the 100% mark and get it out there for everyone to read!

Please share the book with friends, family, colleagues and enemies and…

Yellow Skies

Monday, 16 October 2017

So, today (16 October) across Britain we faced yellowed skies as our world fell into sepia tones thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia picking up sand from the Sahara and ash from the Iberian wildfires. Most unnerving of all for me, however, is that yellow skies is the primary indication in my novel, The Third Wheel, that aliens are about to invade.

If you want to know how to survive the…


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Well, in just over a month we've got the book a third funded, and I literally couldn't have done it without the support of everyone who has pledged so far! Thank you so much for your belief in me and willingness to help.

I've been hard at work editing the novel the last couple of weeks to ensure I provide you with the best novel I am capable of writing - I can't wait for you all to read it! You…

Meet the Characters

Saturday, 2 September 2017

As we all know, a book is nothing without its characters. They could be blood-sucking vampires, wealthy socialites, Belgian detectives or ex-gods and witches, but they all bring the story to life in their own unique ways. In The Third Wheel, the characters we're following are little more grounded. Here's a quick glance at who they are.

Dexter is our narrator and hero. He's a teacher who is struggling…


Saturday, 26 August 2017

I can't believe it! We've already made 17% in four days! That's utterly incredible, isn't it? Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged so far, you're all superstars. I can't wait to welcome more people into the fold. If you've already signed up, I'd be greatly honoured if you'd share it with friends and relatives who you think may be interested in the novel. Watch this space for more insider…

Publication date: January 2019
102% funded
95 backers