The Best Feeling…

Also known as Operation Shitmepants. Over this last week or two, so many people have asked, “What’s it like?” They’re wondering what publishing a book is like, not whatever it was you were thinking. Go wash your mind out with soap and water. The day of publication...

The New Pup at Bloodhound

A lot has happened since May, and what follows is a resume of those two months. The latest CSI Eddie Collins novel, provisionally entitled The Death of Jessica Ripley continues to gather dust on the shelf here in the Writing Pad. I began it in March and blitzed...

The Note

Coming soon, The Note. “Sarcasm and black humour, action aplenty, this is a winner.” I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed writing CSI Eddie Collins’ new short story. Well, actually I can, and so I shall. I wrote The Lift in 2015 and got...

BBC Interviews, February and March 2017

Being interviewed via email is so very easy, and I really enjoy them too! I have time to think about my answers, about how I’d like to come across depending upon the tone of the questions. But in February, BBC Radio Leeds contacted me and asked if I’d like...

The End of Ledston Luck

I have a feeling of déjà vu. I’m at the end of a book. I’ve finished the first draft, finished the second draft where I check the story, tighten it up, ditch the stuff that the story doesn’t need, and add bits where it needs reinforcing. I’ve finished the third draft...

A Glorious Month

This post is by way of a small update really, rather than anything earth-shattering. I thought you might like to know that A Long Time Dead has finally been made perma-free by Amazon UK, a year or so after it went free in the US. This has been great news for fans of...
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