I spent the majority of my life growing up in the pretty town of Hungerford in Berkshire, England and now live in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, with my wife Amy and our cat, Mertle. Since an early age, I have always loved writing stories and in 2009, after many years of enjoying other authors works, I finally decided to try and give something back to the literary world. My early inspiration stemmed from the classic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien. I then discovered David Gemmell, who became my favourite author and my style of writing has been inspired by the sadly missed author. In 2011, I self published my first novel, Whispers of a Storm, a medieval styled fantasy adventure and its sequel Shadows of a Storm was released in April 2014. The finale of the Storm trilogy, Vengeance of a Storm, was released 1st December 2016. I am currently working on my next novel ‘The Last Tiger’.
- Cover RevealThe Last Tiger Cover Art Reveal Two years ago, my debut novel Whispers of a Storm had its relaunch, and since then, I have been working hard on a labour of love that I first started back in 2005 on my first trip to India. Today I have happy to reveal the covert artwork for my forthcoming thriller ‘The Last Tiger‘ created by the talented Judit Pasti, which is scheduled for release in June. More details will follow shortly on that, but for now, here is the cover artwork for both the Ebook and paperback versions for your viewing pleasure. Kindle Edition Paperback Edition
- And the Winner Is…A huge thank you to all of you who entered the Anniversary Competition to win a rare (these days), signed copy of Whispers of a Storm. Congratulations to… https://www.facebook.com/1251274507/videos/10224951123105919/ I’ll be in touch soon very soon. (Sorry for not being able to post the video here, as it would not upload for some reason). Thank you all again for entering. Stay tuned for more news and giveaways soon.
- Celebration of a StormBook Giveaway Ten whole years ago today my debut novel Whispers of a Storm, Book One of the Storm Trilogy, was released in paperback for the first time. To celebrate, I am giving away a rare signed First Edition copy. To be in with a chance to win one of these rare copies, simply leave a comment to this post below and I will draw a random winner on April 21st. Good Luck! But that is not all! It would not be fitting to mark this occassion by simply giving away one of the only two copies I have left of the 1st edition, to not even mention what is happening in the Four Vales since I left it at the end of 2016. Since then, a publishing deal came, and then, sadly went, but I have not been idle, despite the gap between releases, and today, I can tease you with an imminent return to the Four Vales. It gives me great pleasure to reveal the cover artwork for my forthcoming novella Solstice of a Storm. Created by Omercan Cirit, who did the amazing cover art for the 3rd Edition version of Whispers of a Storm, Solstice […]
- In Review of… Tenet2020 was a year we will all remember for the rest of our lives, and in amongst it all, somehow, Christopher Nolan’s ambitious, dazzling and mind-bending film Tenet still managed to make it to the silver screen. Though I did not, through personal choice, make the trip out to watch it, I finally got to sit down with it on DVD at the weekend and experience this unique film from one of my favourite writers/directors – not as the director would have wanted you to experience it for the first time, though, I am sure. The survival of the entire world is at stake from an unkown threat and entrusted with a single word, Tenet, an unamed CIA Protagonist, brilliantly played by John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) embarks on a global mission to discover what is happening and who is behind the unkown, but quickly felt threat. One of my favourite Nolan films is 2010’s Inception, and the undertones here of a concept you have to sit up and pay attention to is comparable. There is a parellel feel to both films, as the plot unfolds before you with breath-taking imagery. In Inception, you question which reality you are seeing, the […]
- In Review Of… 2020 (Part Six)In Review of… 2020 (Part Six) Following on from last week’s finale of the TV that I enjoyed last year, this week I conclude my look back at the things that kept me sane last year with a brief look at the Board Games that helped me through 2020. The Board Games Growing up, we all have those fond memories (mostly) of long Sunday afternoons, hunched over the Monopoly board, praying that there were no arguments, and that you would be the first person to land on, and be able to afford, Mayfair. I remember I enjoyed playing Monopoly – or at least I think I do – I know games of it could go on for hours, and that I probably got bored after three hours of play, or fell out with my brother during it. Other games from my youth stand out more for me – Battleships, Cluedo, and, later into my teens, HeroQuest, Supremacy and Talisman. These board games, much like Dungeons and Dragons would come to capture my imagination, with a fantastic blend of mystery, escapism, and strategy. In 2020, as we all sought to escape what was happening in the real world, […]