STRAIGHT OUTTA BASINGSTOKE

SEPTEMBER 2015

Earlier in the year, I was invited to join the CWA (the 'Crime Writers' Association' – basically, it’s like the NWA with more tweed).

This was a surprise, really, considering there aren't any crimes happening in my first book. But, very nice anyway...

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News & Events

Be good to your shelf

JULY 2015

Conversations with Spirits is now owned by Penguin Random House and the marvellous people at Cornerstone.

Still not bought a copy? Shame on you!

I feel personally embarrassed for your shelving...

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A ghost story for Christmas

December 2014

Those lovely people at Unbound are just silly with Christmas cheer!

Get £10 off this delightful shiny hardback - with the Christmas discount code: 'XMAS14'.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year, one and all! x

A ghost story for Christmas

December 2014

Those lovely people at Unbound are just silly with Christmas cheer!

Get £10 off this delightful shiny hardback - with the Christmas discount code: 'XMAS14'.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year, one and all! x

buy shiny book

The most haunted man in England?

September 2014

A long - and somewhat unusual - interview in the Autumn edition of Haunted Magazine, asking the question if I am 'the most haunted man in England'.

Silly really, when we all know that that's Les Dennis....

READ THE INTERVIEW

The Edinburgh
Literary Festival

25 August 2014

I will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 25th, alongside best-selling Canadian author Steven Galloway.

We will be at the The Guardian Spiegeltent from 10:15 - 11: 15.

(There is free coffee.)

READ MORE HERE

Shelf life

March 2014

The trade-edition edition of Conversations with Spirits available nationwide.

Go and buy it.

Oh, go on – I’ll be your best friend.

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Published!

November 2013

The incredibly beautiful, limited-edition hardbacks of Conversations with Spirits were published in November 2013.

The delightful paperback editions (pictured) will be in the shops nationwide in February 2014.

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Oh, you pretty thing!

June 2013

The manuscript of Conversations with Spirits is sent to Bracketpress for typesetting.

Choice of authentic 'first world war' typefaces is limited - but I was offered either ‘Caslon A’ or ‘Plantin B’.

Went with Caslon A. (See left).

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Cover story

April 2013

A meeting to discuss the artwork for the book’s jacket with acclaimed cover designer Mark Ecob.

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Funding target reached

January 2013

Conversations with Spirits is funded!

Thank you, everyone that pledged.

It's a fine and wonderful thing you do...

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THANK YOU ALL

Unbound Live

November 2012

The first Literary Dragon’s Den.

Pitching my book against those of other Unbound authors Robert Llewellyn, Katy Brand, Stevyn Colgan, George Chopping, Kevin Parr and Lisa Gee.

An extremely drunk Dutch man at the bar informed me I was 'the best'. (Good to finally meet my demographic.)

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Unhappy medium

October 2012

To promote the book, Unbound decided I should perform a séance for Hallowe'en at Blacks Members Club in Soho.

I was so impressive as 'cult occultist' Laars Head that a number of old ladies present started screaming uncontrollably...

(It was just as I was beginning to produce my ectoplasm too.)

READ SCRIPT

Hallowe'en 'flash fiction' competition

September 2012

To promote the book, Jottify and Unbound launched a ‘flash fiction’ competition in time for Hallowe'en.

Entrants were asked for 800 words on a 'supernatural theme' - and the standard of the work was overwhelming.

READ THE WINNER

Pitching the woo

February 2012

The pitch video for the book of Conversations with Spirits was shot by Kris McManus from Inroad Media.

The dramatised section is amazing. Many thanks to Shane Sweeney (Trelawney) and Celia Muir (Sibella).

SEE VIDEO

Found by Unbound

November 2011

The ongoing success of Conversations with Spirits on Jottify leads the first chapters being spotted by Commissioning Editors at Unbound.

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Raising spirits

September 2011

The first five chapters of Conversations with Spirits are posted onto the award-winning writing community website, Jottify.com.

It quickly becomes the 'most read', 'most viewed' and 'most commented on' submission.

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