The Ghosts of Winter

What better way to start the new year than with a free Ghost story? Well, if you enjoy skiing, snowboarding or just the idea of visiting the mountains in winter, then my Ghosts of Winter story may well be for you. Here’s the blurb: The Fever can strike anyone at...

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin – A Review

See larger image There’s a good reason this book has recently been republished, and that’s because it’s a brilliant and original work of fiction with a small cast of well described and memorable characters and a unique thought-provoking story. BUT! Having said that,...

Release the Bats by DBC Pierre – A Review

See larger image ‘You can be insecure and be a writer. You can be unsuccessful and be a writer. You can be a bad person and be a writer. You can be a drinker, a procrastinator, a freak. You can be compulsive, dependent, delusional, manic. You can be under house...

Stepping between long shadows

It’s a terrible thing to admit to as a writer, but every now and again I need to be reminded to take note of the world around me. Taking the time to observe, but just as importantly and infinitely more difficult trying to maintain a frame of mind in which I also...

Antique airship appears over New York City.

During the unexpected thunderstorm which blanketed the city last night a huge airship of obviously antique and arcane design appeared over 7th Avenue. Clearly in a state of serious disrepair the colossal craft was first thought to be derelict and devoid of human life,...

The Buddha is watching

Six months ago as usual I came to Whitby for the Whitby Goth Weekend with friends and had another splendid time with a visit up to the Abbey for their Night of Victorian Gothic, several excellent meals in local restaurants with friends, and of course some spectacular...