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Spring Heeled Jack – Origins


The Banjolele is a strange instrument, but one that Lord Edenred loved to listen to, especially when it was being played by his faithful manservant, Burke. Standing at a mere five and a half feet, he was a methodical and meticulous man, making the most of the generous clothing allowance granted to him by his … Continue reading

Spring Heeled Jack – We’re safe now


“Jimmy! You’ve got to get off the streets, Spring Heeled Jack has put the word out, he’s after your head. I don’t know what you’ve done mate, but you’re fucking dead if you don’t hide.” Jimmy stared at the greasy little dipper standing in front him. Billy was not the sort of person you could … Continue reading

Kolkata Heat – An author destroys a perfectly good image


It’s amazing just how much damage an author can do when he’s knocking up a cover for a book that his Beta Readers are going to receive. It didn’t help that Photoshop Elements decided that for today, all of the menu options would be in bloody German! However, I managed to put something together just … Continue reading

The genesis of a book cover – Blaise Maximillian: Emancipation REVEAL!


Due to attending local sci-fi events, I got talking to the wonderful and talented Marc Ducrow. I helped him out with some contacts and we kept talking over Facebook (such a wonderful tool). Then, when I was looking for a cover artist for Blaise Maximillian: Emancipation¬†I asked him if he’d be able to take my … Continue reading

2016 better not suck


Quite simple really. October 2014 – December 2015 has on the most part sucked. This is because, for those of you that don’t know, I had trapped kidney stones, and then became a chronic pain sufferer. There were some high points however. I managed to leave one team in the NHS and join another at … Continue reading

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