The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 36 – Tonight We’ll Dream

Chapter 36 – Tonight We’ll Dream Dolores knew something was wrong as soon as she was home. There was a vibe, a coldness that wasn’t cool, a subsonic tension pervaded the room. This room, like its occupants, was elegant and … Continue reading

Imposter Experience? Embrace It.

Writers all over the world talk about Imposter Syndrome*, that feeling your success is undeserved and that one day the world will collectively blink, take a good long look at you and realise you are some kind of fraud. It’s … Continue reading

Review – The Beauty, by Aliya Whiteley

An isolated group of men live in a world without women.  Over the years they have learned to accept this fact, and that they will be the final generation.  It has not been easy. Each of them has their demons … Continue reading

Excellent News

I could not be happier! I can now share some news that I have known about for a few days: My short story ‘Warm Gun’ has been awarded first place in the 2016 BFS Short Story competition. This is an … Continue reading

The Egg Timer of Science Fiction

That egg timer in the picture has some history.  I am its new keeper. I’ve been to the Milford SF conference three times now. Every time was different, every time I  learned new things about being a better writer. Every … Continue reading

A New Anthology Arrives

Blimey, looking at all this! I’m proud and delighted to bring this slim anthology of stories, poetry and collodion photography into the light of day. The Redensive Epiphanies of Pouty McNavel contains stories and haiku by BFS-nominated Gaie Sebold, *Helen … Continue reading

Embryo novel – first peak.

No, not a novel about embryos (hmm, makes quick note), but here’s my 0.02 draft of a new SF novel. As usual this consists of a whole lot of little bits of paper laid out in rows according to Acts, … Continue reading

Open Waters – Now on Kindle!

My short story collection, ‘Open Waters’, from TheEXAGGERATEDPress, is now available as an e-book from all the usual places. Open Waters has sixteen of my short stories, a mix of SF and fantasy and the strange, including four never previously … Continue reading

How To Get an Agent in 530,000 Easy Steps

So this time around I signed with an agent. It was interesting to look back at previous submissions and think about what I did differently. Apart from one thing, it wasn’t that easy to see exactly what that was. My … Continue reading

Out and About – Interviews & Readings (Free beer)

For the first time in my life I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a podcast! This took place earlier this year at the brilliant Archipelacon, along with my partner, Gaie Sebold.  We talked with the humungously charming Greg … Continue reading