Monday, 28 January 2013

Seven Daze - Announcement

I am absolutely chuffed to announce that Seven Daze is going to be published by Caffeine Nights. Obviously I'm over the moon that it's been accepted and can't wait until the release (which at the moment looks like being the end of May).

In case you don't know, Seven Daze is the story of Jim, an habitual criminal recently released from prison who tries his hand at contract killing. Messing up his first hit, Jim has to somehow find ten grand in a week to pay compensation for the carnage his failure created.

Here is a link to Caffeine Nights' website, they've released many books by writers I enojoy reading and I'm proud my next book will be published by them.

Thanks to eveyone who's helped with Seven Daze, the two people that read early versions of it and others who over the years have helped my writing.

Friday, 25 January 2013

2012 Best of Awards

Yes it's that time of year again. The annual Best of Awards. So grab a chair and a drink (though chances are you're already sitting), make yourself comfy (again, if you're sitting then you're probably quite comfy anyway) and read on (which you already are... I'll shut up)

Best Book I've read this year

To be honest, I haven't read that many this year what with one thing and another. However, I think it's got to be Stephen King's epic 11/12/63. As ever with his books, it's the characters that make it special, so life like.

Best series of online short stories by a writer that needs to have a book published soon

Mathew C Funk series at Shotgun Honey, here's one of them if you haven't read them.

Best "What chickens to keep in a zombie apocalypse" blog post

This post from The mighty My Pet Chicken Blog

Best Search Term to reach this site

in your head it is in your head in your flash in your mind in your blood

- Not sure what they were looking for, or how that actually found this site.

Most popular Search Term to reach this site


And of course,

Best charity anthology of more than 35 stories

Off The Record 2 - edited by Luca Veste and Paul Brazill. Second year in a row that an Off The Record has gained this illustrious prize.