Heaven’s Lottery (Part 2 of 2)

We didn’t leave the house that night though we could hear others gathered outside talking away. A lot of them were still out when we got up next morning. The street was littered with cans.

The Whelan’s were sayin’ it was the end of days, preachin’ about the final Judgement. That didn’t go down well with The Richmond’s. The young couple clearly didn’t fancy their chances in whatever the trial would be and were determined that if it was the End of Days, they’d bloody well enjoy it.

Someone had found a guitar. Oasis tunes were screeched out from Number 37. A few of our neighbours, those that should have known better, joined the growing entourage on the Richmond front lawn. The chordless wonder never let up, satisfying the beery shouted requests of the group. Read more

Heaven’s Lottery (Part 1 of 2)

When you picture the world endin’ it usually don’t have the soundtrack of Johnny Logan playin’. I got nothin’ against the man myself. If a body’s got talent, plough on I says. So long as it’s still giving some enjoyment to other folk.

But you should know when to call it quits. I’m not talkin’ the exact day or the minute. The way I see it, it probably looks somethin’ like this: some innocent throwaway comment – sweetie wrapped ’round a poisonous dart. The look on someone’s face. A wee nervous smile and shyin’ of the eyes. Read more

Oh Yeah. That Marketing Thing.

IMG-20180807-WA0003SO, I RELEASED A NEW NOVEL TODAY.

My fifth. Can you believe that?

I haven’t done too much in the way of promotion, because, well…I’ve done that in the past, thrown a lot of money at it, and didn’t get much return on the old investment of either time or energy.

Instead, I’m employing a slightly different method – one that I think many indie authors might be better served doing (instead of gaming algorithms and what not).

Write a bloody good book.

Yep. That’s about it.

Best marketing you can have is when people freely refer it to their friends without your prodding them in the back. Read more

Child’s Play (A Short Story)

In a school yard, a group of kids dressed in uniform were huddled together in a ring, looking over the shoulders of two boys in the centre. They were kneeling, staring at one another from opposite ends of a chalk circle drawn on the ground.

One of the boys – a ruddy bruised face and shiny black hair the colour of beetle skin – slid off his knees and got to his feet.

“How you wanna set them up?” Read more

Sigil is Free. That is All. For Now…

Site.SigSHORT UPDATE TO ANNOUNCE that my Irish based thriller SIGIL is free to download via Amazon US/UK for the next couple of days.

It features the Catholic Parish priest Fr Tom Regan in what I can now officially confirm is his FIRST outing (more on that shortly).

A suicide in the small sleepy village of Ballygorm raises Regan’s suspicion.

But he’s alone in his scepticism. Using his amateur sleuthing he uncovers foul play and finds that in the outwardly pious and tight-knit community, they are hiding a killer in a village where everyone’s a suspect.

I wrote this back in 2016 while I was in Medellin, Colombia.

I’ve actually come full circle and am back here again, and Regan too! I’m letting him off the leash for a second adventure at the end of this month.

Really excited to be telling you more about YAGE soon.

Anyway, you can get your hit of Regan on the following links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK


If you have read it, enjoyed it and not yet left a review – it’s SUPER EASY to do so. Just scroll down until you see the reviews and hit ‘Write a Customer Review’.

Couldn’t be easier and you’d be doing me a huge favour too. More reviews typically help with my marketing efforts and reaching a bigger audience.

It also plasters a big shit grin on my face for a solid 24 hours.