Saturday, 28 June 2014

What's been happening in the world.

Apologies to my regular readers for the extended period of no blog posts. I've been extremely busy in the personal life front, which has pulled me away a great deal.

News on the work front however ... 

  • I've recently written a Book Club piece for SFX Magazine - this will appear in issue 253 and explores the Julian May classic THE MANY COLOURED LAND. SFX have already announce this and you can participate by tweeting your opinion of this book - your tweet might even be picked up and printed in the magazine alongside my piece. So let's hear your thoughts! More information on how to join in can be found HERE.

  • A horror collection that I'm involved with called Phobophobias is due to be released next month. This has 26 original stories by some very big names - also includes one of mine! Mine story is A for Achluaphobia - AKA The Promise.  This is a horror story about someone who is afraid of the dark ...
  • My new novel Jinx Town : Chronicles of The Jinx - Book 1 will be released and launched in August. This is the first part in a new epic fantasy trilogy. 

Think War of the Worlds meets Lord of the Rings via Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

Teacher Jasmine Regis’ world is turned upside down when an alien race attacks and devastates the Earth. The Jinx  – named by soldiers who find that Human technology fails during attacks – are a race of savage warriors from elsewhere. They have one agenda: take the women and kill any male who stands in their way.

After saving Andrew, one of the children in her care, Jas has to find refuge in the remnants of the world she once knew. Humanity has almost been wiped out, and those who remain cannot always be trusted: some are feral, displaying savage and monstrous qualities, while others harbour brutal obsessions.

As the world changes around her, Jas soon learns she must disguise who and what she is in order to remain safe. But how can she so effectively turn from male to female? And what dark secret is being kept by the remaining military hiding in their underground base?
Jinx Town is Book 1 of The Chronicles of the Jinx. It is an epic science fiction portal fantasy with dark horror.


More news on my new commissions to follow shortly!