Books List on Video

In addition to experimenting with a book trailer, I've also been working to make a video featuring all my books. Most of them are anthologies where I have one or more stories. What do you think of it?Read more

Book Signing

Yesterday, the local library hosted a book signing event where local writers could show and sell their books. The Whittlesey Wordsmiths took part, and I was also there as a member. Coincidentally, my place was in front of the science fiction, fantasy and horror section. Or was it planned...? Asking someone what they want me to write in the book. PS, I've had to develop an entirely new signature because nobody can read my normal one.Read more

Transcript of my Interview

As I mentioned recently, I was interviewed on local radio. On Monday, I received the audio file, which I posted. Since then, I’ve used some online software to transcribe the interview. It did an OK-ish job, but I’ve just spent most of the day correcting its grammatical errors, and compensating for the fact that it’s not so hot at detecting various English accents…! So, if you’d prefer to read it than to listen to it, here it is. Fenland Radio Interview with Stephen Oliver and Rob Windal Rob Windal: And it’s time for…Read more

My Interview

You may remember that I mentioned being interviewed last month on Fenland Youth Radio. Their remit is encouraging commitment, determination, hard work, and, most importantly, having fun. Bringing the youth of today and the experienced together to work to provide a smooth and clear radio station for all the community to enjoy (quoting from their website). Well, I got the interview audio file this morning, so I'm posting it here for all to hear. BTW, I've removed the songs because of copyright.Read more

Are Science Fiction & Fantasy Escapism?

Yesterday, I was a panellist at the local Whittlesey Literature Festival (WhitLit 2). We are all local writers, although our genres vary widely: memoirs, romance, non-fiction, anthologies, etc. I got to meet writers I'd never met before while renewing acquaintances with the rest. (By the way, I'm just putting down my coffee mug; writers are caffeine-powered, after all!) Although my little speech introducing my newest books went down well and produced a few chuckles among the audience, no one was interested in buying them. This got me wondering: What is it about science…Read more

I Got Interviewed!

I was interviewed on Fenland Youth Radio this morning about my writing and books. We talked about my three books: Unleash Your Dreams, Paranormal City, and Shuttlers (all available on the books page), as well as what it's like to be an author. All the music tracks were connected to writing, including Sam Smith's "The Writing's on the Wall"! The whole interview went great, although we overran by about 10 minutes. But, they weren't fazed and loved it. It will be going out again next Monday and Wednesday evenings. BTW, I may be…Read more

Three Sheets to the Wind

The Whittlesey Wordsmiths have been at it again! We’ve produced our third general anthology, our fifth book if you include our two Christmas specials last year. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCSVV7S5/ Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1916892647/ Enjoy!Read more

Shuttlers Paperback

For those who haven’t seen it yet, “Shuttlers” is now available as a paperback. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8RJ5Y22/ If you live close enough to me, I’ll even sign it for you!Read more