The game is afoot! A new Sherlock anthology

I’ve been waiting to post about this until the ebook version is out, and now I can! The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Volume XIV, is out in ebook, paperback, and hardback, and I have a story in it! I was rather chuffed to receive a hardback contributor copy in the post a few weeksContinue reading “The game is afoot! A new Sherlock anthology”

Watch out! A cornucopia of Sherlockery is imminent!

A while ago I had a lovely surprise in the form of an invitation from noted Sherlockian David Marcum to write a story for the MX New Sherlock Holmes anthologies. If you haven’t come across these anthologies before, they bring together new traditional Holmes stories from all over the world. The anthologies also raise moneyContinue reading “Watch out! A cornucopia of Sherlockery is imminent!”

Box set Friday – and it’s launch day for The Sherlock & Jack Chronicles!

Well, if there’s an R in the month I figure I should probably release something 😉 .  Seriously, though, I’ve been wanting to put together the three books from the Sherlock & Jack series pretty much since I finished the draft of A Phoenix Rises last summer, so here it is! OK, I admit the cover design isContinue reading “Box set Friday – and it’s launch day for The Sherlock & Jack Chronicles!”

A big 12 Days thank you!

Back in May 2017, I joined 12 other writers to take part in a charity Christmas anthology, 12 Days of Christmas, with all profits going to the child literacy charity The Book Bus. The premise was 12 stories, each themed according to the carol ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. The anthology was the brainchild of theContinue reading “A big 12 Days thank you!”

Book launch: 12 Days of Christmas charity anthology!

I’m delighted to post that 12 Days of Christmas, an anthology of 12 stories in aid of the child literacy charity The Book Bus, launches today! Isn’t it pretty? Little did we know, when Laura Greenwood asked back in May if anyone fancied writing a story for a Christmas anthology, what we were unleashing! TheContinue reading “Book launch: 12 Days of Christmas charity anthology!”

Cover reveal: Coming soon…Bitesize!

Well, I did say I was finalising another book cover…and here it is! Say hello to Bitesize! Bitesize is a collection of flash fiction: no stories over 500 words have been allowed in (and neither has Sherlock Holmes!). Something which stuck with me from Chris Beckett’s introduction to FlashDogs: Volume 2 was his comparison of a short storyContinue reading “Cover reveal: Coming soon…Bitesize!”

All my own work: reading for a flash fiction collection

I started a new project this week, something I’ve been thinking about for a little while. As I’m twiddling my thumbs waiting for the Secret Notebook paperback proof to plop through my letterbox, I figured I might as well get on with it. The project is to see if I have enough good flash stories from theContinue reading “All my own work: reading for a flash fiction collection”

Solstice Dark, Solstice Light: two charity anthologies

I’m sure time is speeding up because it can’t be 6 months since the summer solstice. Then again, waking up in darkness would suggest that it is… Anyway, it’s the winter solstice here, and nearly Christmas, and a time for giving, and for thinking of people less fortunate than ourselves. So I’m waving the FlashDogs banner forContinue reading “Solstice Dark, Solstice Light: two charity anthologies”

Happy National Flash Fiction Day! 5 ways to take part

Saturday 27 June is National Flash Fiction Day, as any fule kno (and it was a struggle to get THAT past autocorrect). So this will be a very short blog post as I do not want to get in the way of all the lovely stories which will be flooding into your lives today viaContinue reading “Happy National Flash Fiction Day! 5 ways to take part”

Solstice Light, Solstice Dark: Return of the FlashDogs

The FlashDogs are back, and this time it’s a double helping with not one but two new short story anthologies out today! All profits from the sale of the anthologies will go to The Book Bus charity, which helps children in developing countries to read and to be inspired by books. As the parent of twoContinue reading “Solstice Light, Solstice Dark: Return of the FlashDogs”