Wednesday 21 July 2021

Update: It's been a while . . .

 Has it really been over a year since I last posted? I do apologise. With everything that has happened over the last year, circumstances have changed, my routine included. What worked well for me was looking forward to an hour's lunch break from work and jotting down a quick post in that time. Now my whole job spec has changed and that just doesn't work anymore.

Anyway, enough excuses. I hope everyone has been keeping well during these trying times. 

So, an update. I may not have been posting, but I have still been writing. I finally finished the latest novel in my 'Egaean Archives' series, Blood for Blood. She is now laying fallow so I can go over it at a later date with a fresh pair of eyes before starting the journey of finding her a home.

My latest piece is something that is far from my comfort zone. I'm writing a screen play. It's based in the early 1900's and is a fictional account of an author and the inspiration to the work that made his name. For those who have seen the film Winchester with Helen Miram, I use this as an example to the mood. But more about that later. 

In other news, not so long ago I happened across a submission call for an anthology on Twitter, and decided to write a short story to submit. Low and behold, it was accepted. The book, Chilling Crime Short Stories, published by Flame Tree Press, is due for UK release in October (December for UK/Canada), and will no doubt be filled with other chilling crime stories from some wonderful authors, and all this just in time for Halloween. This certainly put a smile on my face and I can't wait to read the other submissions included. You can read more about it here.

In the meantime, I wish you a safe and happy summer.



  1. Oh, well done on the story acceptance! Out of curiosity, what script program do you use? I have Fade in which I find very good.

  2. An old mariner noticed your blog in passing, and the date of the most recent entry. I hope you're all safe and in good health.

    "Thy ocean is so vast, o Lord, and my ship is so small."

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