Are you after something to keep yourself / your partner / your family entertained over the long weekend? I’ve pulled together a few of my recent faves. There’s even a vaguely Easter-themed film in there! What to watch over Easter… All currently available on Netflix: Rise of the Guardians – An absolute delight. A ‘family’ … Continue reading What to read and watch over Easter?
I’d love your thoughts! I’ve decided to update my first two book covers because I don’t think they communicate well what they’re about – they’re not genre-appropriate. I realised I needed to better signal to potential readers what they might find inside. My target genres include: Gay Comedy Romance Contemporary. I’ve pulled together some comparison … Continue reading What do you think of these book covers?
TLDR: Robot hacks itself and watches soap operas, but the inconvenient humans keep endangering themselves. This science fiction series by Martha Wells is the most heartwarming, humane, and hilarious treatment of artificial intelligence I have come across. The prickly and sarcastic Security Unit – which secretly refers to itself as Murderbot – has hacked the … Continue reading The Murderbot Diaries
This is my latest short story, a competition entry written on the theme of ‘Lockdown’. Based on the previous year’s competition winning stories, the judges were expecting an uncompromising literary sign of the times. This story is not that. Not one bit. After a year of Covid-19, the last thing I wanted to do was … Continue reading Short story: My New Routine
This story bowled me over. Alix E Harrow builds a fascinating and strange world, breaking your heart in only a handful of pages. Set on a world straddling the Mississippi River, with the civilised East determined to subdue, stabilise, and settle the wild and ever-changing West. This is not the analogy of the Wild West … Continue reading The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage
That’s right! My gay romcom novella Over and Out scored a brief mention on this week’s episode of the Bestseller Experiment podcast. Following a fantastic interview with thriller author Linwood Barclay, the hosts Mark Stay and Mark Desvaux discuss some recent wins from their regular listeners. You can listen to the full interview yourself by … Continue reading My book on the Bestseller Experiment podcast 🎧