Bristol Con update!

The programme’s out. I’ll be sitting on a panel called ‘Sorry to break it to you‘; we’ll be discussing Armageddon by way of climate change and what our successors might think of our leavings, which is right up my street. Also, I’ll be debuting some material from the new book(!) in anticipation of its release […]

Bristol Con!

On October 26 I’ll be heading to Bristol Con. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing there just yet, but a signing and perhaps some panels are on the cards as well as general mooching. It’s my very first convention so if you see a bearded man looking lost it’s likely to be me – […]

Anatomy of a fight scene

Gun battles, fine. Car chases, sure. But give me an eyeball-to-eyeball bout of fisticuffs every time – to use Keanu as an exemplar, I’ll always go for Neo over John Wick. An honest to goodness dust-up can be as effective in prose as it is on screen but the guidelines work a little differently: we’re […]

The Unreal from Real

How does a good book kill the hours? That reverse-Narnia effect of a page-turner – as effective at eating up trans-national flights as long afternoons on the sofa. A novel worth its salt has a number of tricks to stop you going about your daily life and one in particular that always fascinates me is […]

… and it begins

Right, so here’s a first stab at a website. I’ll be posting stuff here about the launch of Ruin’s Wake, my debut novel, in the coming days. Keep your eyes peeled for swanky additions (like a working menu structure and some pictures, if I figure it out).