Me, Not Writing, in 2018

I write, or at least do something for my writing, every single day. This weekend though I'm taking off. Or trying to take off. One never know when a brilliant idea which needs immediate attention might strike, but my intention is to take a break this long Bank Holiday weekend. So, even though this post…

Ready, Steady, Go by Shawn Levy

It’s probably no surprise that this history of London in the swinging sixties is more than a little superficial. That it never truly grasps something that was so ephemeral and fleeting and meant so many different things to different people. Both men are mentioned in the text, but did Terence Stamp really have the same…

Me, Taking Stock, in 2018

Looking back on my diary this week – my real one, which I write just before bed and consequently has a variable prose style depending on how tired I am – I realised that it was March the 18th last year when I first published something on KDP. When I actually and properly started my…

Diana Christmas is published today!

Well, the day has come - DIANA CHRISTMAS is finally published. Do you want a brand new noir thriller? One crammed full of unexpected twists and turns? What happened to the glamorous film star who disappeared?  What sordid secrets derailed her life? My new novel, Diana Christmas, is published today and is currently available for the…

Book Review – Confined Spaces by F. R. Jameson

I received this lovely review of my short story collection, CONFINED SPACES over the weekend from David Gundersen at Gallifreyan Buccaneer. An entertaining blog which makes this one, even at its most DOCTOR WHO obsessed moments, seem like the work of someone who just has a passing interest. Anyway, the review is well worth a read and I thank him kindly for it.

Gallifreyan Buccaneer

A short story collection daubed ‘Claustrophobic Tales of Terror’ on the front cover.

This is a very strong collection focusing around different individuals in some truly terrifying situations. If you’ve got a fear of confined spaces this is probably your worst nightmare.

A couple of stories stand out from the rest as being particularly strong. The first story ‘Adultery’ captures a post sex couple, one of whom is married, lay in bed in a grubby hotel room. They hear strange noises coming from the next room and suddenly their worst nightmares come true. I was particularly fond of this story because of the moral dilemma the couple face when deciding whether to report the gruesome crime they witness.

The second stand out story is ‘The White Room’. A poor soul wakes up in a completely white room unaware of who he is or how he got there. He drives himself…

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Diana Christmas – What next?

DIANA CHRISTMAS is its own self-contained story. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. I promise I won’t ever irritate my readers by leaving a novel on a ‘duh-duh-duuuuh' cliff-hanger. However, even though it has an ending. I have included a big clue for what I’m doing next. In the opening chapters (indeed…