Silence is broken

Silence is broken

Some of you might be wondering why I’ve not blogged since October 2020. No, I’ve not had Covid or some other debilitating disease unless you call moving house an ailment. In some ways it is: you certainly feel there is a disturbance in the Force when you put all your...

#New release Vengeance Island

Am I permitted to say McBloggy Blog face? Too late. There it was, the island of Gozo, smaller than many British cities, but set like a jewel in a caerulean sea under a near-permanently blue sky. What a fantasy island for rain and grey-soaked Brits and the...

Don’t bite my finger…

A group of writers mainly in the UK Authors forum have produced a new release collection: Personal Bests Journal. I interloped into UK Authors years ago in order to travel on their UKAway writing retreats and so I experienced such exotic writing resorts as Greece,...
#Slavery perspective

#Slavery perspective

Quite rightly, there’s a focus on Black Lives Matter after the appalling killing of George Floyd in America and the slave origins of many black people in the Americas. On July 2nd 2020, the BBC aired a documentary about the UK Slavery Abolition Act 1833 , which...

Maybe I’m an anarchist

Genre stereotyping is something I strenuously try to avoid. Are the worlds in my science fiction stories exploring right-wing or left-wing governments? No. Most if not all countries and the world are governed by authoritarian regimes by definition, but my stories...
Writing news in the lockdown

Writing news in the lockdown

Yeay, I am an April Featured Writer in The Horror Zine with my COTARD short story set in Venice. I’m honoured also because the Bram Stoker Award winner Elisabeth Massie is in there too. Cotard is a real syndrome where people think they are already dead –...