Excitingly, reviews of Dark Farm are coming in, leading up to my launch date of 5 May 2021 Now my writing, editing, formatting and cover design have been finalised, I've posted Dark Farm on book review sites BookSirens and NetGalley. If you would like your own free advance review copy, you can register with these … Continue reading Advance reviews of Dark Farm
Dark Farm, chapters 1 to 3
Well, my site is now in full production, with at least one chapter per week being uploaded, along with chapter notes for each. I'll be releasing the whole novel (115,000 words) through web serialisation, as a tribute to the old masters such as HP Lovecraft himself. (Never mind the fact he reportedly felt prostituted by … Continue reading Dark Farm, chapters 1 to 3
Chapter notes | Dark Farm | 1. The buzzard
The buzzard started off as a prologue, but after finishing it I could see it was a story in itself, and deserving of greater status. It's vital to setting the scene for the rest of the book. The next challenge (and crucial to its identity) was to decide a title. It had a working title … Continue reading Chapter notes | Dark Farm | 1. The buzzard
And when the black crow flies to find a new destinationThat is the sign Ogre Battle has been one of my favourite Queen songs since I was a kid. There's something powerful and evocative in its slow build-up, thrashing guitars, screaming vocals and weird lyrics. And I love the backwards tracking and how it's mashed … Continue reading Ogre battle
Nightmares do come true
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
What is Kragn?
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?
Dark Farm – now available
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