Back in the Groove

I finally got the monkey off my back.

A short-story first conceived at the end of 2016 threatened to forever remain a work-in-progress. It was high time I released something new. My last published piece was the short story Spectrum in June ’16. Read more

Kindles, Cats and Cold Showers

CHRISTMAS HAS COME AND GONE. A period in the Reid household where the magical fifth gear of gluttony is activated, powering through chocolate selection boxes, chomping down Ferrero Rocher‘s and guzzling bottles of Shloer.

Returning to something like normality again, I figured it was time for a fresh post – an update of sorts. Read more

Link Love – Sneak Peeks

Today I feature in an author interview over at ‘The Story Reading Ape’, run by Chris Graham.

I love it when sites offer a platform for authors to connect with a new audience. Lawd knows it’s tough enough to make the breakthrough on your own. It’s a short read and discusses why I decided to down corporate tools and dedicate a large swathe of my time to writing. You can read it here. Read more

Inverting Bad Reviews

YESTERDAY WAS A LANDMARK occasion in my author adventure.

After 71 combined book reviews across Amazon and Goodreads I received my very first 1-star. Yay!

It isn’t all roses and rainbows once your book goes live. There are always critics – some valid, others…well – perhaps a little misguided in their assertions. Nevertheless, the great ‘democracy’ that is Amazon, empowering every member with a vote, ensures your voice will be heard. That is, of course, a good thing. Read more

Spectrum – A Short Story – Released Today

Spectrum - High Resolution

My short story, Spectrum is released today across Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and other platforms.

This is my first foray with the shorter story format, and something I really enjoyed.

It took me about two weeks to write, and I managed to secure a really cool cover which summarises the theme nicely.

Here’s the synopsis: Read more