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?
I overshot, but it’s done! The third book in my Rise and Shine series of gay romcom novellas. Here’s my project target summary from Scrivener: The first in the series – Duck and Dive – came in at around 22,000 words, and the second – Slip and Slide – ended up at 36,000 words. Looks … Continue reading First draft of new novella: done!
I’ve just cracked 100,000 words written this year (so far) 🥳 Take that 2020! Tracking my word count, you can see the surge for each first draft, then the plateau as I tidy them up, move them around, then convince people they might like to read them. The first two books of my gay romcom … Continue reading 100,000 words (so far)
The Office Affair is my latest short story, a scandalous bite-sized tale which can be devoured in only a few minutes. Perhaps while you’re waiting for the bus to arrive? Or to look busy so you can avoid talking to your Uber driver? I released it to my mailing list subscribers last week, and I’m … Continue reading Short Story: The Office Affair
You thought Duck and Dive was the end of the story? So did I! But after readers said they were looking forward to seeing what happened next, I realised I wanted to find out too. So here we are. This time though, it’s Gabriel’s turn… Buy on Amazon Kindle: UK, US, AU, CA, etc. A … Continue reading Novella: Slip and Slide
Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper is a gentle coming of age story, with characters exploring themes of friendship, love, sexuality, gender and mental illness. The story centres around two boys who meet at school: the highly-strung, openly gay Charlie, and easy-going, sporty Nick. Heartstopper is sweet without being sickly sweet. It’s fun and heartwarming, while still feeling … Continue reading Heartstopper
I did it! My first piece of fiction available for sale (UK, US, AU, CA), to anyone in the world. I’m pretty excited for you to read it. I’ve included the blurb/description, first chapter, and links to buy below – if you’re so inclined. Please let me know what you think! Buy on Amazon Kindle: UK, … Continue reading Novella: Duck and Dive
Hangovers are never fun. But if you want to relive the tragedy right now, check out my new short story here for free. The spark for this story came when my good friend Hollie was telling the hilarious tale of one challenging morning. I’ve checked, and she doesn’t mind that I’ve taken her moment of … Continue reading Short story: Tea and Biscuits
Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera co-authored What If It’s Us; a cute, gay romance with some diverse and realistic characters bursting with personality. Ben is broken-hearted and stuck in summer school. Arthur is interning at his mother’s office and in love with everything New York. After a chance encounter at the post office the boys … Continue reading What If It’s Us