A Bloggiversary and a Milestone

Another month, another rather longer absence than I expected. Hey now, I’m shambolic but at least I’m consistent. As Mr Eliot once said, April really can be the cruellest month sometimes. I was genuinely hoping that March and April would have a few more posts than my habitual one-a-month, but as is depressingly usual, sudden […]

Ode to an Odyssey – Have A Free Story!

Hello all! Apologies, once again, for another record-breaking hiatus. (Well, okay, 6 weeks for me isn’t quite record-breaking, but the point still stands). I’m resurfacing now winter has finally passed with a little bit of news. Remember that 1500 word story on the theme of Troy, that I wrote for the LSA Classical Competition? Well, […]

Stories Two, (Half-baked) Ideas Several

February is here! January blues are (apparently) behind us. The cold weather, sadly, isn’t. I wouldn’t mind quite so much if the weather was at least consistent – but frankly, days that alternate between 2⁰C all the way to above 10⁰C make planning your time ahead that bit more frustrating. Particularly if you have a […]

Aquilifer is Out!

Again, not a particularly lengthy post, but just a little heads-up to say that my short story, Aquilifer, is finally out as an eBook on Amazon! For the small price of £0.99 you can devour the 6000ish words and find out what Orbus and Brauda get up to in the weeks following the end of […]

A New Year’s Update

Well. So much for getting back to blogging regularly. For real, the title of this post was originally going to be An Autumnal Update. But then, as time slunk by and the year turned, I begrudgingly retitled it to A Winter Update. But still, it isn’t quite 2022 yet, and I suppose that is something. […]

Hardback and Sides…

Yup, just when you think the hardback puns couldn’t get any worse. So this arrived in the post a few days ago, which rather feels like the final milestone on my first self-publishing journey. This is the third format the novel is now out in – the first two being eBook and paperback – and […]

Launch Day, Baby!

Ahoy! Just when I thought I wouldn’t be able to muster a reason to post this month… One thing I’ve come to realise, going down the self-publishing route, is that you end up relying on many other people’s schedules as well as your own. Editors, cover designers, formatters, as well as whichever platform you’re publishing […]

Another Month, Another ARC Review

Hello, peeps and creeps. Forgot this blog existed? Don’t feel bad. So did I. After a fairly half-baked promise last post to get back on the blogging track once again, I’ve come to the rather tepid conclusion that delivering content both lengthy and engaging consistently each week is probably not a realistic goal. While time, […]

An Update and a Cover

So. I think I always knew, when I started this site, that committing to (at least) one blogpost a week was always a foolhardy gambit, and one destined to fail at some point. In hindsight, I’m amazed it took this long for it to happen – and to be honest, I hardly doubt if anyone’s […]

A Thousand Hits, A Smattering of Hints

Oh, my. Well. That particular milestone crept up on me a lot quicker than I’d anticipated. It seems incredibly churlish to whine or complain about the rate at which the hit counter is racking up hits, but still. It’s scuppered my plans a little, but I suppose there are worse problems to have when building […]