My Lovecraftian cosmic horror story “Black” has just been published in the anthology “Handmade Horror (Stories)”. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0992KBWZH It’s also available as a paperback here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1777781604Read more

Christmas is coming…

It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas presents. For those who love reading, here are a couple of new books from the Whittlesey Wordsmiths to consider for your stocking fillers. If you’re an adult and like dark stories, we have a collection of dark, Christmas-themed stories for you. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1916892620 On the other hand, if you want something lighter and uplifting, there’s a book for children of all ages. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1916892639 Kindle versions will be available shortly.Read more


Yet another of my stories has been published. “Retsyo” is a tale of a terrible accident… or is it? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098MVL3J5 It's also available as a paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098WBJ7XHRead more


“Black”, another of my stories, will be published on the 2nd of September. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0992KBWZHRead more


“Retsyo”, another of my short stories, will be appearing in the following anthology on the 27th of August, 2021. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098WBJ7XH It will be available at the following links, but you can already pre-order it: Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098WBJ7XH Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B098WBJ7XH Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098MVL3J5 Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B098MVL3J5 Other eBook platforms: https://books2read.com/u/bQJ0XZ Amazon has been known to take issue with books that aren’t published directly through them. So, they might show the paperback as out of stock for a short time. However, if this happens, you can find where it is in stock/or available for…Read more

Finding My Voice

This is just a quick post that has nothing to do with me. For all lovers of poetry out there, I’ve just purchased a copy of a book of poetry from a friend of mine. On occasion, when the Whittlesey Wordsmiths get together, we challenge ourselves. We select a theme and give ourselves twenty minutes to write something. I generally write the beginning of a short story of some kind. Tessa Thomson writes poetry. In those selfsame twenty minutes, she can create a finished poem, rhyming and scanning properly. My mind can’t do…Read more


My urban fantasy noir short story "Orion" will be published on the 30th of July by Dragon Soul Press. You can find it for pre-order here.Read more

The Long and the Short of it

I complained to my mother the other day because I had just received another raft of rejections and was being ignored by a whole load of other agents and publishers. I’m “only” selling short stories, despite having sent out queries for my dark urban fantasy anthology 81 times this year and my Young Adult space opera novel 100 times. Not to mention the 135 submissions for 70 different short stories, for which I have recently received my ninth acceptance this year. Now, my mother is my greatest fan at the moment, despite telling…Read more