A Few Days Away

I had a few days away with the family last week. It was a nice relaxing time as evidenced by my FitBit. Usually, on a workday, I’ll do somewhere between twelve and fifteen thousand steps. For the first two days of last week, I did less than five thousand on each day. Yep, I was […]

Left v Right

There was a conversation on the Radio this morning which, for me, perfectly illustrated the difference between left-wing and right-wing views of the world.

Let’s Talk About… “Kissed by a Rose”

Kissed by a Rose was the first “Full Length” novel I ever wrote. By “Full Length” I mean it was some eighty thousand words long—guidelines vary but the general rule of thumb seems to be that anything under about fifty thousand words is a novella and anything over that is a novel.  It was also the […]

Let’s Talk About Westmouthshire

While I was struggling to make any headway with either “The Truths We Live” or “A Wounded Heart” earlier this year, I tried to get my creative juices flowing by looking back at other books in the Westmouthshire Universe and sketching out a timeline of the events within it. It was an interesting thing to […]

Monday Musings

I’m still trying to get back into the routine of blogging regularly—and of posting to my Facebook page regularly, for whatever that is worth with the piss poor way Facebook handles posts on Pages—but it takes some effort to get back into the swing of it properly. One of the issues is, “What do I […]

Bobby’s “Movie” Career

One of the fun things about writing “The Truths We Live” has been coming up with different types of scenes for Bobby’s burgeoning “Movie Career”. If you’ve read “The Lies We Lead” you may recall he filmed an audition with Amber where she played a teenager in her bedroom reading a dirty book on her […]

What I’ve Been Up To

It’s been over two years since I last published anything. That was The Lies We Lead. It’s been over three years since I released the second book in the Paul Robertson Saga, A Tortured Soul. So what have I been doing in the meantime, when’s my next book going to come out and what the […]


It’s really quite daunting sitting down to write a blog post after having not posted one for such a long time. How does one start it? Do you apologise for your prolonged period of inactivity? And just what the hell do you write about anyway? It’s fair to say that I’m somewhat out of practice […]


It’s been just about six months since my last post on this blog, over a year since my last post on the “From Across the Pond” blog and about five months since a post on “The Grumpy Blog”. All of which is unforgivable. I have tried to keep up a presence on Facebook and twitter […]