Cockerings?

Nearly thirty years in the making, Cockerings is the new novel by Stevyn Colgan. I haven’t read it yet, because it’s not out yet, but I have read a few of his other books and I can attest that he is a thoroughly humourous and endlessy interesting bloke. Cockerings is published by Unbound. Unbound is…

Using TikTok to Build a Readership. #1

TikTok is a social media app that mostly involves lip syncing teenagers and dance routines. It is not a place for literature… Seems like the perfect place to chisel out a niche. If you are unfamiliar with the format, here are the basics: There are three ways to post content; a 15 second video, a…

ALMOST A BESTSELLER!

Calling all #AudiobookLovers and #ComedyFans my audiobook, The Accidental Scoundrel is currently No. 3 in the US humor charts! If you have a spare credit and haven’t been sure what to spend it on why not take a chance and help me get to Bestseller status! Please find the book on Audible and share it…

One Click And It’s Yours. QUICK!

BOOK ONE Tripping the Night Fantastic … FREE AUDIOBOOK!!! (Normally worth loads of money). And there’s another one below if you keep scrolling. I’m such a generous dude. Holy moly. Rude, charming, funny and offensive. Tripping the Night Fantastic is a dark comedy about a writer, Charlie Deavon, who attempts to solve a murder that…

The Fearing by John F.D. Taff – Audiobook Review

Book One – Fire and Rain. This is one of the very (VERY) rare books that I would read again. Fire and Rain is book one of a tetralogy. (Yep, that’s the word for four books in a series. Who else thought it was quadrilogy? Just me? Okay.) I have been raving about this book….

The Gremlin and a Public Declaration.

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m sitting in the passenger seat of a van on the way home from work. A black gremlin has just crawled out of the air vent and is now peering at me from behind the laptop screen. My plan was to write the next scene in a screenplay but this gremlin…

Swearing in Literature

Originally posted on Andrew Chapman @AndyChapWriter:
In Better Angels of Our Nature, Stephen Pinker says that swearing is a sign of a civilized society. You’re not going to be hung for comparing a member of the royal family to the back end of a donkey. We have progressed beyond that. There is no doubt that…

Becoming Superman Book Review

Has anybody read Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski? Or even heard of Straczynski for that matter. I hadn’t until I came across a book on Screenwriting he wrote in a charity shop a few months ago. It was old and battered, published in the late 90s. I started reading the screenwriting book but had…

One Page Punch Up

I submitted the first page of my new book to The Bestseller Experiment podcast to be criticised in what they call a One Page Punch Up. There were many submissions but, to my joy (and sudden apprehension), I got selected! And so best-selling author, Mark Stay (author of Back to Reality and the film Robot…

Audiobook Review of Grandfather’s House by Jon Athan

Unbelievable Violence and Perversion. This is a short and sick listen. If you are willing to suspend your disbelief to get beyond the few illogical plot flaws (a kid becoming so hungry he eats rotten chicken after being in solitary confinement for only a few hours) there is a lot to enjoy with this story….