Degrees of Separation

Like many people, I enjoy reading books with recurring characters.  Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, for example, or Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme.  Provided they’re well written, they offer predictability – you know what you’re getting. When I first decided to write...

Anyone Fancy a Drink?

In August 2015, around 20 strangers gathered together outside the British Library and met for the first time. That was the inaugural Bloggers Bash, and it led to the creation of friendships and, more importantly, a support network among bloggers. I was lucky enough to...

Book Review: The Brown Stuff

I met Richard Mason at a gathering of writers and book bloggers recently and was surprised to discover he lived not far from me. Common ground does tend to draw people together, even if it is only a location. We chatted about our respective books and, curiosity piqued...

Gogglebox: Batman

It seems like an age ago, but back in June I was at the Bloggers Bash in London. It was my third and, like the others before it, was a great day out with some fantastic people. Some of them I’d met before and they’d become good friends, others were new to me and no...

London Book Fair – Part One

This year is filled with change for me. The decision to sell my business and focus on writing is, in turns, scary and liberating. But it also underlines the need to take the writing seriously. Or, more accurately, the business of writing seriously. For that reason,...

It’s Finally Here!

Okay, guys, it’s taken a while, but I can confirm that, at long last, Ravens Gathering is available in paperback. At present, it is only available in the UK, but as it has been referred to by one reviewer as “a very British thriller”, that’s probably not a bad thing....