Review of Comet Weather by Liz Williams

This original, gripping novel embodies a profound understanding of the magical nuances of English folklore as it percolates through contemporary life. Modern miracles such as instantaneous digital communication exist comfortably alongside the uncanny incursions of historical figures, landscapes whose geography changes without warning, and the Behenian stars, which manifest as eerily beautiful young women with […]

Imelda & the Horned Owl

This week marks the official launch of Imelda & the Horned Owl, a fantasy adventure novel for 7-12 year olds I wrote with my eight-year-old daughter, Lana. You can get it here: need reviews to reach more readers, so if you could leave a line or two on Amazon it would help enormously. xx Here’s […]

Beautiful Gun Update!

Also, a spot of guidance about developing a novel on a low (for which read zero) budget. The substantive edit (the one where an editor gets under the bonnet of the book and ensures it works structurally) was done by a fellow novelist – FD Lee – and in return I edited her most recent […]

Review of Room 15 by Charles Harris

It’s 2009, and DI Ross Blackleigh finds himself alone on a road in winter covered in blood with no idea how he got there. As far as he knows, a moment ago he was at a party at his house, and it was summer – but that party was a year and a half ago. […]

Best of British SF 2019

  I’ve been a fan of these anthologies for years – here is my review of the 2016 volume, also edited by Donna Scott. I was therefore delighted when my short story The Minus-Four Sequence was accepted for the 2019 collection. Here’s the table of contents: 2019: An Introduction – Donna Scott The Anxiety Gene […]