Yes, I’m shocked. It’s been more than a whole year since I blogged on my own website.
Bloody hell! From a personal standpoint, this is unacceptable. In fairness, though, it’s been an immensely busy year. Much has happened and changes have occurred, all for the best I’m happy to say. To detail everything here would take an absolute eternity, so i’ll just go with the highlights:
I’ve released a host of novels including Awakening and Amy, the conclusion to the Charlotte Chronicles trilogy. Whispers – Volume 3: A Third Collection is also available now, as are 89 and 8 Church Field. I released Gemini, a serial killer story with a twist, co-written with promising horror writer, Matt Hickman. This story certainly had people gasping for breath. My first zombie novel, Outbreak, debuted last month at the Walker Stalker convention.
I have also started the All Tied Up With String series, a series of fourteen personalised short stories aimed at loyal readers, which are exclusive to Kindle Unlimited and Kindle readers. At present, I am working on Dani and Resurgence, the sequels to Grin, and a new horror novel, Oedema. If you need one main reason why I have failed to blog, this surge of output is it. My productivity is currently at an all-time high, and I intend to take advantage.
All of the titles mentioned are available on Amazon now, via the button to the right.
I’ve attended multiple conventions throughout 2016 and 2017, both as a vendor and guest! Whether it was one of the horror cons in cities like Birmingham, Rotherham, and Bristol, comic conventions in Nottingham, Birmingham (I love this place), Telford, and Glasgow, a Film Expo in Southampton, or Walker Stalker 2017, it’s been an immensely packed year. Conventions give me an excellent opportunity to meet and greet with readers new and old – it’s one of the biggest benefits of this vocation.
Since my last blog post was just after Walker Stalker 2016, you can see just how busy my time has been. Aside from meeting a plethora of celebrities and fellow authors, artists and cover designers, these events enable me to develop my brand, and I’m happy to say that 2016 did just that. Now I am blogging again, keep an eye out for my upcoming convention schedule. All dates are confirmed bar one, so I will post this in due course.
I had some tattoos done. Nothing exciting to the majority, but I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time. My mind always comes back to the ink, it’s a side effect of the creative world I work in. I intend to have two full sleeves at some point – again, this is a time consuming process, so this may take some time before I/you see the final results. Luckily, I’m in the hands of an excellent tattoo artist called Alan, so I have total faith. He has also produced some art work for several of my upcoming book releases. You can see his work here.
A recent development this; I’ve been generating and sticking to a healthy diet plan. As a writer, a majority of my time is spent in a chair before a computer screen. As a result, exercise and a healthy diet can easily be forgotten. It becomes easy to snack and eat without routine, without even thinking about it. Thankfully this, due to some severe health complications in the family, is now a thing of the past. Since the complications are potentially hereditary, I believe prevention is a better route than a cure, when it’s too late. I am beginning to see results on this, much to my amazement. I always doubted diets, hated the bloody things. To see it working is a huge motivator.
I passed my driving test! I am now one of the many who flip the bird while shouting at unruly road users. Hurrah!
Oh, yes. Vincent is still Vincent, the adorable psychopath that stalks our halls and wiggling toes when we least expect. The beautiful bastard!
Those are the highlights. The purpose of this blog was to give you guys an update, more than anything else. Many of you speak to me on social media anyway, so the above will not be news to you. If you read this and don’t have me on Facebook or Twitter, feel free to add me. One thing I am aiming to do going forward? Blog more regularly, and use the website daily. I’m also awaiting some modifications to the website itself, which will update all pages in due course. You can also expect some exciting changes in the future. Watch this space…
Until then, ciao!