2018 was a landmark year for me. In October, I turned 50, and with that came, inevitably, a look back and a look forward. What have I achieved, and what is there left to achieve? I suppose when I look at my life it will be the short stories and books I have published that […]Read More 2018, my landmark year
This was originally written to go in local music press, but they ignored my emails. And me, an internationally famous author! Bollocks to them. Anyway, better late than never… There’s a famous quote, wrongly attributed to Elvis Costello (it was actually 1970’s actor and singer Martin Mull), that goes: ‘writing about music is like dancing […]Read More Flux Capacitors album launch
1986, at school. Hearing U.S. 80’s – 90’s on the 6th Form ghetto blaster (it played LPs in an upright position!) and immediately feeling my life change forever. 1987, at Wolves Poly (Dudley site). Being harangued in the student union by a chap who’d seen The Fall supporting U2 about how terrible they were, he was […]Read More Ten Fall landmarks from my life
1. 22 May 1987 Town Hall, Cheltenham 2. 7 Mar 1988 Hummingbird, Bristol 3. ? Sep / Oct 1988 Sadler’s Wells, London 4. 2 March 1990 Anson Rooms, Bristol 5. 26 Aug 1990 Reading Festival 6. 6 Dec 1991 Anson Rooms, Bristol 7. 19 May 1993 Victoria Rooms, Bristol 8. […]Read More All the Fall gigs I have been to, and ever will:
A quick plug for two anthologies to which I have contributed. First up, Lethbridge-Stewart, The Havoc Files Vol. 4, a collection of short stories featuring the Brigadier and Anne Travers (from The Web Of Fear, and a major character in the Lethbridge-Stewart books (including my forthcoming book The Man From Yesterday). My story, The Runaway […]Read More Two Tales
Blimey, I haven’t updated this blog for over 2 years! That’s because since January 2016 I have been busy on my next novel, The Man From Yesterday, another entry in the Lethbridge-Stewart series for Candy Jar Books. It should be out sometime in the new year. 2017 saw me take some (admittedly small) steps into […]Read More Mr Rock’n’Roll
My sixth (okay, five and halfth) novel, Mutually Assured Domination, is in the shops now! It’s the fourth in the new series of Lethbridge-Stewart novels from Candy Jar Books. The series tells the story of Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart before he became ‘the Brig’ and employed the Doctor as his scientific advisor in UNIT. Set after The […]Read More Mutually Assured Domination – in the shops NOW!