Comparing my Zombie Novellas Dead Heat and Dead Lock

The main thing I was trying to achieve when writing Dead Lock was to present several similar scenarios from Dead Heat with very different outcomes. Some of these are major plot points but this dynamic was also present in the smaller interactions between the characters. One of my favourite scenes was the moment Jim tried … Continue reading Comparing my Zombie Novellas Dead Heat and Dead Lock

How Do You Like Your Zombies?

Yes, it’s release day for Dead Lock my follow-up novella to horror-comedy Dead Heat. I’m so excited to see what people think and can’t believe Dead Heat has been out some 2.5 years already! It won’t be long until my next release (I hope). One way or the other, Salmonweird will get released. But for … Continue reading How Do You Like Your Zombies?

Are You Ready for Dead Lock?

Visitors and observers of my Facebook Page yesterday watched my exciting announcement of my completion of horror thriller Dead Lock. Only the first draft, of course. I will spend the next few days correcting the proof copy before sending out review copies to those who have already agreed to review it.

Dead Lock Cover and Dead Heat 2nd Edition Cover

It’s nice to be able to start adding the final touches to Dead Lock now. Yesterday afternoon, I posted the new cover image and a new cover for Dead Heat, but I want to go into a bit more detail about the changes. Firstly, I wanted the Dead Lock cover (see below) to be a … Continue reading Dead Lock Cover and Dead Heat 2nd Edition Cover

A(nother) Sample of Dead Lock!

I really couldn’t be any more pleased with myself about how well work is progressing on the follow-up novella to my horror comedy Dead Heat. I’ve been working on it in bits and pieces most of the year but only in the last month has it all fallen into place. I’m going on holiday soon … Continue reading A(nother) Sample of Dead Lock!

Dead Lock Keeps Me Busy While Waiting for Salmonweird News

One of the best things about submitting a piece of fiction is that you don’t have to brood on it. Salmonweird is already out of my mind for the next 6-8 weeks while I await news. In the meantime, I have plenty of other projects to work on.

Book Review: Deck Z by Chris Pauls & Matt Solomon

What happened to the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic? Did it strike an iceberg and sink in the early hours of 15th April 1912? Did it actually go down in history as the worst maritime disaster ever? Yes, we know this is the case. But what happened in the hours leading up to that fateful night. Some … Continue reading Book Review: Deck Z by Chris Pauls & Matt Solomon

Book Review: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman

I largely feel indifferent to novelisations and TV / film tie in books. It is not very often that my disappointment with this type of book is challenged though. I think I said as much when I reviewed the Bioshock tie in last month. I bought this one several years ago, probably around the time … Continue reading Book Review: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman

How Will The Walking Dead End?

By now, we have probably all seen the explosive and shocking season 7 opener. For most of us, perhaps the revelation of precisely whom Negan killed did not come as a surprise (don’t worry, I won’t spoil it). Since last season, I think there has been a general feeling that The Walking Dead had become … Continue reading How Will The Walking Dead End?

A Short Sample of Horror-Comedy “Dead Heat”

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a great weekend. Halloween is just ten days away now. Who doesn’t like a little scare mixed in with a little comedy? Before you get back to watch Shaun of the Dead or Cockneys Vs Zombies, I would like to tell you about my own zom-com, Dead … Continue reading A Short Sample of Horror-Comedy “Dead Heat”