Monday, 31 October 2011


'Pilgrimage to Molenbeek' by Brueghel has haunted me for years, not least because the "explanation" for the painting - "a pilgrimage of epileptics" or "dancing mania" - doesn't quite tally with the nagging question of why the women appear to be being marched against their will by a sinister group of men.
It seems to me to represent the reality of accusations of witchcraft throughout the centuries.  

A reality explored in Witherstone.

One reviewer of Witherstone said:
"... I found myself transported back to a seventeenth century England immersed in superstition, magic and dark political forces. I don't usually read books which include superstition and witchcraft but this is a story about real life struggle. The plot is gripping and the narrative carries the story with pace, creating a feeling of deep unease as Eppie uncovers the truth..."

Thursday, 27 October 2011

There's a Virus going round

There's a bit of a virus going round which seems to be unusually contagious - and I rather like this one!

It appears to be spreading via Facebook especially, but also passing on through word of mouth which has already led to my first official Author Invitation to the Literature Week at Cardinal Newman College in December, where I will be doing a reading from Witherstone and engaging in a Q & A session with Creative Writing students, and the second consignment of books is being posted out left right and centre so I'm going to have to order another batch within the next few days at this rate...

I like this virus!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Witherstone ! ! !

Witherstone ! ! !

Out now in paperback, and for Kindle and iPad.


Find out more!


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011




Blown away...!

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Well I'm just about blown away...!

All the advance copies of Witherstone have GONE and it's selling steadily on Kindle too - and the book doesn't even officially launch until Friday!

For those of you still after an advanced paperback copy from me personally - the next consignment is arriving TOMORROW so I'll be in touch in the next coupla days...

...and we're officially into the last FIVE days of the countdown! Woo hoo!!!!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Who is Master Nalgah?

Who is Master Nalgah, and what part will he play in Eppie's story?

Only 6 days left and then you can find out!

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

and I'll have a Tea please, Bob, as I have a little announcement to make...

W-Day is Friday 21st October!

Witherstone will be launching into the big wide world in paperback on Friday 21st October - although it's already available for Kindle and iPad NOW on, and is already available on in paperback (oh how lucky, Anthony and David!)

For UK dwellers, the paperback will be available here from 21st October...

...although a lucky(?) few will receive their advanced copies of the paperback directly from me a few days before the official launch...!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

and an "i" please Bob...

Hmmm, wasn't quite the "eye" I had in mind but pretty good...!

Friday, 7 October 2011

I'll have a "W" please, Bob.

Yes it's COUNTDOWN time!

How exciting is this!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Red Letter Day

Woo hoo! Got Something REALLY Interesting in the post today and am really enjoying checking it out from front cover to back - literally!

And it's lookin good...!

So the Countdown begins....

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Fun #3

Not really a Diversion - honest.

This is why we write and read, and this is why I'm spending all my spare time at the moment getting Witherstone ready for publication:



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