The title and cover art will be
announced this summertime, but as the contents have pretty much now been
finalised I feel ready to disclose this here. In October I'll be publishing
a brand new collection of thirteen short (and long) stories. This will be my
first book in print since 2014's novel 'Arcadia Lodge'. It's good to be
back. Stay tuned.
And here we are in 2018! A very
happy new year to all my friends and readers. I'm pleased to announce that
I'm back at work on some new short stories - at least some of which will
round off a collection that will be published this autumn. More details on
that nearer the time, of course. Until then, many thanks for your patience!
This will be my first new book since 2014.
marks my 25th
year of being a published writer.
If that surprises you, spare a
thought for my feelings. I have a hard enough time believing Iím older than
that. The realisation came as an utter surprise to me. For days I kept
thinking Iíd made a mistake, and sooner or later somebody would point out
the truth. But the more congratulations (not to mention stunned looks) I
received, the more I grew to accept it. And then I realised there was no way
I could let this occasion go by without some kind of celebration.
So here I am. Iím back
with a new website, which will gradually take shape over the coming months
(so keep on checking back, as more is added and improved), and Iím also at
work on some new short stories Ė ideas which have been growing in the dark
corners of my mind for quite some time now, yearning for release. Iím also
hoping to do some events later in the year, making appearances and
presenting my work to you in one of the ways Iíve always liked best Ė
through giving live readings and meeting up with friends and fans.
In the meantime, feel free
to get in touch with me, through any of the arcane riuals assigned on my
contact page. I'm out there... and I'm listening...
I thank you for these 25
years. I thank you for your ongoing interest and for your support.
Hereís to the next 25