Cell by Stephen King [Review]

So, this review has been a long time coming. Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that if there’s two things I love the most in the realm of horror, those things are Stephen King and zombies. With that in mind, it’s actually pretty surprising that Stephen King’s 2006 novel Cell evaded my attention for … Continue reading

Christmas Giveaway Winners

Time for a quick update: the Sun Bleached Winter Goodreads giveaway ended yesterday, and the time has come to reveal the lucky winner. Congratulations go to Ceri Rochester of the UK, who has snapped up a super-rare signed paperback for her horror collection. Well done, Ceri! Astonishingly, more than 800 people registered to win over … Continue reading

Rise of the Robot Publishers

Here’s a quick observation that comes to mind: writing as a profession is becoming increasingly automated. My creative writing professor was mentioning in class today how, in ye olde days of yore (before the internet) it was customary for new writers to attend book launches and writing festivals to meet editors and industry professionals just … Continue reading

Easter Goodreads Giveaway Winners

Look, it’s Easter! That time of the year when everyone I know gets a bit too obsessed with eating things shaped like little rabbits and chickens. It’s also the time of year when brains turn to mush from an overload of chocolate and sweetness and in my opinion, there’s no better way to recover from … Continue reading

A Very Sun Bleached Sonnet

So, this is usually the domain of angsty Tumblr nerds, but an update’s an update. This semester, I’m undertaking a poetry writing unit to get enough credit points to completed my Creative Writing major, and yesterday’s class was all about sonnets — that is, poems of 14 lines with a rhyme scheme and 10 syllables … Continue reading

Sun Bleached Winter Goodreads Giveaway

Look everyone, I come bearing treats and good news: for those who missed out on winning an ebook copy of Sun Bleached Winter a couple of weeks ago, there’s now a Goodreads giveaway running that will give you a chance to win one of two autographed paperback copies that are up for grabs. The giveaway will run … Continue reading

The Last Degree by Dina Rae [Review]

Before we begin this review, I think it’s worth pointing out that, despite certain eccentricities I have sometimes, I’m certainly no expert on conspiracy theories. Which I kinda thought would put me at a disadvantage reading Dina Rae’s The Last Degree, because it’s a novel that takes several favourite conspiracy theories — the Illuminati, the Freemasons, … Continue reading

By The Fire [Flash Fiction]

Hi everyone. Quick and simple blog post today: it’s been exactly two months since Sun Bleached Winter came out, so I thought I’d treat you all to a piece of flash fiction from a while back called By The Fire, which is set in the same world as Winter, from the point of view of one of its secondary … Continue reading

Jake Elliot reviews Sun Bleached Winter

Fantasy author Jake Elliot (whose novels The Wrong Way Down and Crossing Mother’s Grave have been reviewed on this blog) recently did me a favour and wrote a review for my debut novel. Although said review’s been on Amazon and Goodreads for about a month now, just yesterday he published it at his blog, where he gave it a … Continue reading

Sun Bleached Winter

Sun Bleached Winter They survived the apocalypse…but what happens next? Lionel Morton and his sister, Claire are alone and in danger in a wasteland frozen in nuclear winter. Somehow, they managed to live through the collapse of human civilization, but the real nightmare is just beginning. Taking shelter in an abandoned bunker, they intercept a … Continue reading