Deflecting/Accepting Criticism

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES since the publication of my first book, fifteen months ago, that I’ve received feedback about my stories.

That has ranged from the almost orgasmic (“wonderful, evocative writing that haunted me upon finishing it.“) to the downright disgusted (“blasphemy…offensive to God.“). Read more

How To Hit Top Spot On The Amazon Bestseller List

I woke up this morning with a nice surprise. Actually it was more hope than actual surprise.

For the past 36 hours I’ve been tracking the sales and ranking of my second book SIGIL, in its respective genre. After flirting with the top spot, it claimed the position outright on both US and UK instances of Amazon. Read more

What the Funk?!

The discipline I had in Colombia, cranking out 3,000 words virtually every day, has left me.

I’ve been back in Ireland for over two weeks now and time seems to be a little more fleeting here. At least that’s how it seems when you have English channels on the TV again – Damn you Wimbledon and Euro Championships. Read more

Book 2 – SIGIL – Released Today (plus Pathfinders promotion)

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Six months in the making, my second book, SIGIL is released today.

It is a mystery thriller set in a small fictional village in Northern Ireland.

Featuring an unlikely hero in Catholic parish priest Tom Regan -an amateur sleuth – he could best be described as ‘Jack Preacher‘. Read more