Updated Bio

I’ve just updated my bio to include a humorous version: Stephen was utterly sane until he was born to totally normal parents. Having been precipitated into this insane world without his permission, he decided that the only logical response was to become crazy. He hid the craziness successfully while at school. However, when he started working, he came to believe he could speak to machines. The only possible solution was to train to be a software developer. After more than three decades of this, he completely lost his mind and decided to become…Read more

Paranormal City Paperback is available!

Paranormal City For those who haven’t heard yet, Paranormal City is now available as a paperback: US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1951768426/ UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1951768426/ Be sure to use the correct link because the publisher charges for sending it abroad if you’re ordering from abroad. And it doesn’t matter if you’re on Unlimited or not.Read more

Creativity

Some years ago, I watched a program on daytime TV called The Wright Stuff (Channel 5, UK), which aired between 9:15 and 11:10, Monday to Friday. It was a discussion program with Matthew Wright, the host, and a panel of three guests who talked about what was in the news. It’s since been replaced by Jeremy Vine. One of the topics that morning was whether toys like Lego, selling kits to make specific models, were stifling creativity. I didn’t have much Lego when I was young, but I did own several Meccano kits.…Read more

Paranormal City is out!

Paranormal City is now out for Kindle. The paperback version will be out in a few days, depending on how quickly Ingram Spark gets it ready. We've also started auditioning voice actors for the audiobook version. I'm fascinated by the way the voice of the narrator can change the feel of the story. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PZHGRQWRead more

SHEER: A Dark Fantasy Anthology Kindle Edition

Yup, it’s that time again! Another of my short stories has been published in an anthology: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KNMV674/ My story is about a young mundane in a magical school, who’s left out of everything because he doesn’t fit in — until one day, he does!Read more

Contract 2

I just got my second contract back from the publisher. This one's for "Paranormal City", my dark urban fantasy anthology They agree with most of my proposed amendments; I can live with the rest. I'm going to give it a last check over the weekend and will probably sign it on Monday. Woo hoo!Read more

“Gentle and Hate” is out!

OMG! I was doing my weekly cleanup of emails and submissions when I discovered that yet another of my stories has been published! “Gentle and Hate”, a psychological horror story, will be published in the anthology "Released" as an eBook on the 13th of October. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FX122KM However, the paperback version has been available here since the 21st of September. Enjoy scaring the living daylights out of yourself!Read more

“Execution Day”

I’m really on a roll! Yet another of my stories will be out in a few days time. Execution Day will be appearing in Night Terrors Vol. 17: Short Horror Stories Anthology on October first. You can, however, pre-order it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09GG2HB6WRead more
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