Without delay, here’s the brilliant cover for The Arrival of Missives: Lovely, isn’t it? Absolutely perfect for the story. And green is my favourite colour, too.
….to 2015, in which I wrote a lot of fiction and even more non-fiction. Some of it was published (phew) which is always good for a writer’s ego. This is a quick look back over my highlights: My novel Skein Island was published. Not a lot of people read it, but some of the few that… Continue reading So Long…
He doesn’t hate Penny. He remembers never thinking much about her at all, back in the school days when she was forever following after his sister. In fact, Neil doesn’t hate any of the people sitting around this table. He came from the same place as them, had the same aspirational parents, was encouraged… Continue reading A Human Season
I’m really happy to say Unsung Stories will be publishing my latest effort in May 2016. The Arrival of Missives is the first time I’ve strayed at a longer length into historical fiction, although I wouldn’t really describe it as that. I’ll let Unsung describe it for me here as they’re pretty good at that:… Continue reading ETA on Missives
Today is the publication date of Nik Perring’s book Beautiful Trees, a deft and moving illustrated story of three people and their relationship. The process of making such a book, where words and images are balanced so finely on the page, fascinates me. I thought I’d ask Nik some questions about it, and his answers were… Continue reading Q&A: Beautiful Trees
There are a couple of anthologies coming up before we get to the end of the year: Better than Fiction 2 (Lonely Planet’s latest anthology) is only a few days away from publication and my story about a camping trip to La Meije, a mountain with a macabre history, will be rubbing shoulders with other stories by authors… Continue reading Exploding Houses and Mountains
How stories and real life interact is one of my favourite themes, so it’s not too surprising to find me backing this Kickstarter project. Tale is going to be a magazine of non-fiction writings about the things we take from reality and turn into fiction, and the things we take from fiction and slot into… Continue reading Kickstarter: Tale