I've had some awful nightmares. A few years ago, there was a period of a few weeks when I dreamt of being attacked by sharks almost every night. It got to the point where my worry about having the nightmare seemed to be what initiated it. The only way I stopped it was by realising … Continue reading Nightmares do come true
Kragn is the new cosmic threat in my Z’garh Khrl’ur trilogy. I can't give too much away - I'll save that for my second instalment, Kragn Rises - but here's an explanation from Chapter 2 of Dark Farm. It's a conversation between 17 year old Dylan Gates and the elderly Wilfred Waite. The exchange happens … Continue reading What is Kragn?
When I re-read Treasure Island recently, it struck me what a powerful storyteller was Robert Louis Stevenson. I was so impressed, I kept a running list of the things I was learning about the art of storytelling as I read this masterpiece. Here they are, in the order in which I came upon them: Make the story seem compellingly real.Create … Continue reading What Treasure Island taught me
My new novel, Dark Farm, is is now available in full on this site. If you're a beta reader - or just someone with an interest in fantasy and horror - I'd love you to read my story and give me your honest feedback. Departing from the social satire of Remember My Name, Dark Farm … Continue reading Dark Farm – now available