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In celebration of the indies

July 11, 2016


Just got back from a trip to London where many of the great and the good of British genre publishing gathered to celebrate the tenth anniversary of powerhouse indie publisher, NewCon Press. NewCon’s owner/publisher/editor, Ian Whates has done a lot for me personally in publishing both The Moon King and Secret Language, and I owe […]

Albedo One

June 25, 2016


Really pleased last week to receive a copy of this book. Albedo One is an Irish institution and many years ago they published one of my earliest stories, The Bone Farmer. It was my first sale to an overseas magazine, and I was thrilled to be published in those venerable pages. This anthology, the first […]

Papertrail Podcast

June 15, 2016


A couple of months back I was invited to take part in an excellent new thing, the Papertrail Podcast. Host Alex Blott got in touch and explained that the premise was to have a conversation with writers about the books that have left an impression on them. So, I went away and thought about it […]

Secret Language Competition

May 30, 2016

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We have our winners! Congratulations to Rich Dodgin, Andrew Hedgecock and Georgina Bruce who all successfully took on the challenge and win a copy of the book. I’ll leave this post up in case anyone still wants to have a go. ****** Hey, does anyone want to win a copy of Secret Language? Does you?  […]

They grow up so fast

May 24, 2016


Incredibly, unbelievably, NewCon Press celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over the last decade, publisher and editor, Ian Whates, has grown his press from producing a supposed one-shot anthology into a cast iron pillar of the UK genre community. Publishing novels, novellas, collections and anthologies that grace awards shortlists every year, their trademark is bringing […]

Abigail Goudy

May 18, 2016


With just two weeks to go until Secret Language is published** I want to introduce the four brand new stories that I’ve written for the book. With very little time these days to write all the stories I want to, I’ve been stockpiling ideas and half-begun things for years in the hope of finding the […]

Secret Language pre-order

May 6, 2016


Secret Language is officially published in at the beginning of June, but eager beavers can pre-order it in all formats from NewCon Press now. And the ebook is available to order from Amazon at a ridiculously low price until June 6th. This is my second short story collection, and I’m really bloody chuffed with this […]