This story is a product of prodding from Julia, my wife and inspiration. Her insistence that “sex sells” has led me to do a market research into the currently highest-trending mass-market erotica (dreadful stuff, which left me feeling dirty). I give you now the result, my own take on this popular trope with a uniquely […]

I’m participating on a blog tour – meaning that without leaving Sunny Sydney, I get to appear in blogs all over the world 🙂 I’ve written several interviews (different questions), with excerpts from Murder In Absentia, as well as a few articles on the art of writing genre mash-ups fantasy worlds. Enjoy this first instalment, […]

Quora is an amazing site of questions and answers. Unlike a few other I can name, the quality of the community and the responses is amazing. University professors, astronauts, artist and people from all walks of life make it – and keep it – at a very high quality of answers. As of yesterday, I […]

A few weeks ago I posted my views on Digital Piracy. I then posted it around the net, engaging authors in discussions with the hope of trying to reduce stress for my fellow indies. There were mixed responses. This thread on Goodreads shows one extreme: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17798481-dealing-with-book-piracy?comment=145391619#comment_145391619 The author stopped just short of blatantly accusing me of […]

Hi guys, I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads for Murder in-absentia! Enter for a chance to win a free signed copy of the most exciting fantasy murder mystery (with an historical bent and a splash of horror) released this year!       Go here to enter: www.goodreads.com/book/show/26867372-murder-in-absentia Winners will be announced on Jan 1st – […]

Hi guys, I’m not entirely happy with the cover for Murder In Absentia, and have been thinking of getting a new one. I have been researching options that won’t bankrupt me, and have been thinking about Derek Murphy from CreativeIndie before (www.bookcovers.creativindie.com). By chance I found out that he runs a 12-day giveaway now! So […]

Unless you somehow missed it, I recently published my debut novel. For those who asked about how I did it, and as a sort of learning exercise, I recently wrote an article for Lifehacker about what it takes to become an author. You can read it in full here: www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/12/the-complete-guide-to-writing-your-first-novel/ While the article contains a lot of information, […]