A Brand New Story

I have a brand new story up and out there. It’s the first one in a couple of years that you can read for free (if you wanted to). It’s called Sex God and it’s up at Every Day Fiction. It’s a little odd, but I like it. It feels like a good one to […]

She Who Made Me Cry

Cally Taylor is one of my favourite writers. She’s one of my favourite people too, even though, yes, she once made me cry. So I’m thrilled to have her here today to talk about it and, more importantly, about her new book which, trust me, will be excellent. WHY I LOVE MAKING NIK PERRING CRY […]

Well, That Was Unexpected

I went out for dinner with a couple of friends last night (I had the tandoori – it was lovely) and we got to talking about films. They recommended one to me and I could not believe what it was about. Basically, it had exactly the same premise as something I’d worked on (and since […]

This Post May Break Your Heart

Ignore Me

For some reason (most likely me clicking something I shouldn’t have) LinkedIn, in its unfathomable wisdom, decided, it seems, to invite the whole world to connect with me over there. Now, I’m sure there are lots of pluses for a lot of people in having a LinkedIn account, however it’s something I’ve never used. So, […]

It’s a Bit Early for Christmas, but…

Pleased to received my copy of the Deck the Halls anthology a little earlier. It’s available here (among the usual places) and here’s the beginning of the story of mine that’s inside it. Big thanks to Jodi for her tireless work on it, and for sending it over.  


I have been suffering (quite a bit, actually) with a summer cold and today I made the decision to have the morning off. And I’m glad I did, not only because I feel like I actually have┬ásome energy now, but because I stumbled over this (via Buzzfeed). Audrey Hepburn: utterly delightful.


An odd thing has happened, and I didn’t quite notice it. You see, for various reasons, I’ve not been submitting any of my stories anywhere – and that’s been the case for a couple of years and it’s not something I’d planned or really noticed. Aside from having books out there, and contributing to the […]