Review Team – Recruitment is Open!


About five months ago I made a call out on my newsletter for readers willing to join.

I hope it’s been beneficial for those who have signed up to be part of the team. The reviews so far for the ROT series and Raising Lazarus suggest it has, and for that I’m grateful. 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

Sigil – Available on Kindle for Free


My second book, Sigil – a mystery thriller set in a small fictional village in Ireland, is available to download for FREE from Amazon (for a limited time only).

You can read an extract here.

Here are the Amazon US and UK links. Also available in other territories.

It’s been free for 36 hours and has already reached #3 spot for its genre with over 400 downloads. Read more

Cracking the Code of Self-Publishing Success

8239759481_444b87b58f_zMY RECENT BLOG posts have focused on the self-publication of my debut novel Pathfinders.

While it’s too early to gauge its success, I’m under no illusion as to the size of the task ahead – namely getting it into the hands and digital readers of interested readers.

Despite a decade of sales experience and my most recent posting as an Inbound Marketing Specialist at Hubspot, I’ve found the rules of the game in self-publishing somewhat paradoxical. Read more