Stories and memories: Louise’s Tattoos

One of the most common questions writers are asked is ‘where do you get your ideas from?’ Usually, the answer is no more enlightening than ‘my head’. But sometimes you do remember the spark, even if the final story bears no resemblance to what inspired it. So it is with Louise’s Tattoos. It’s an old […]

New Dark Dates short stories

You wait ages for one Dark Dates book to come along and two come at once… yes, it may seem crazy but as a companion piece to Angel Falls, I am also putting out a selection of 3 stories (I hesitate to call them short, as they aren’t particularly). A Vampire in New York was […]

Short but sweet: how digital ‘singles’ can boost your author profile

One of the criticisms of the digital book market is that it puts pressure on authors to constantly churn out new material: that on top of the ‘book a year’ demands of mainstream publishers, authors are now expected to produce digital-only short stories to keep their profile high and, of course, bring in extra income. […]

Vampire in Edinburgh is now in print!

Continuing my mission to get the Dark Dates series into print, I have combined the three short stories A Vampire Walks Into a Bar, A Vampire Christmas and A Vampire In Edinburgh into one book and this is now available from Amazon (yes, I know a lot of people have issues with Amazon, but as […]