I'm pleased to announce—no, not pleased, ecstatic and weeing myself slightly—that I've just signed my first ever book deal. After years of talking about it, my time travel conspiracy thriller, Million Eyes, is finally on its way. The deal is with an independent publisher called Elsewhen Press, who specialise in speculative fiction and are building… Continue reading Book deal SIGNED! Elsewhen Press will publish “Million Eyes”
On 5th December 1945, just two months after the Allied powers won World War II, five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers vanished without trace over the Atlantic. It’s the event that put the Bermuda Triangle on the map. The Bermuda Triangle is a vast expanse of open water flanked on three sides by mainland Florida… Continue reading The Lost Avengers: Was Flight 19 sucked into the Bermuda Triangle?
A new short story set in the Million Eyes universe has been published in the latest anthology from Dark Tales, a well-known horror and speculative fiction publisher. Dark Tales has been running monthly short story competitions and publishing them in periodic anthologies since 2003. The story is entitled Eryl Mai's Dream and was shortlisted in… Continue reading New story “Eryl Mai’s Dream” has been published in Dark Tales Volume 17
I’ve been wanting to tackle some food and drink conspiracy theories for a while now. With those Chuck E. Cheese’s “recycled pizza” allegations having just hit the headlines, what better time to start uncovering a few bitter-tasting truths about the food industry? So, let’s start with the juiciest of them all right now. Is Chuck… Continue reading McNoggins & Evil Easter Eggs: 5 food and drink conspiracy theories that will make you choke on your breakfast
Have to get this off my chest. As a writer who’s been incorporating real events and people into my short stories and novels in recent years, I’m outraged. Outraged at Denise Fergus’s calls to ban and boycott the film Detainment — and all the media outlets supporting her. As we all know (because she’s in… Continue reading A rant about Denise Fergus and everyone supporting her over James Bulger film Detainment
... Million Eyes begins! Yes, yes, yes, I totally realise that I’m making it sound like my forthcoming conspiracy thriller novel Million Eyes is going to be the next BIG thing. I’m under no illusions how unlikely and pipe dreamy that is. I’m confident that a lot of people will enjoy Million Eyes given the subject… Continue reading Hey 2019. The year Game of Thrones and Star Wars end. And…
“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.” Is there more to these lyrics than any of us ever realised? There are people out there who believe that Santa Claus was invented by the Illuminati to distract us from the true meaning of Christmas and bolster corporations by getting us to spend… Continue reading The Santanic Conspiracy — Is St Nick an Illuminati ploy to make us buy, buy, buy?
Good day readers! As mentioned in my article last week (which was great therapy by the way — I've felt heaps better since then), I've been wanting to relaunch my website with a new design and name. So here it is! While I always liked the name "Behind The Curtain", it was more reflective of my… Continue reading Voila! A new look & feel for the website
Well, 2018. I’m not sure how I feel about you anymore. It started off well. First seven months—great. Last five—not so much. Now I’m afraid I’m looking forward to seeing the back of you. After a long-ish hiatus, I’m back. Blog’s going to take a slightly different form from now on, but I’ll get to… Continue reading New plans for “Million Eyes” and my stop-off at Heartbreakville
In case you missed it on Facebook and Twitter, this is a quick post to say that I'm now a very proud Grindstone Literary shortlisted novelist. I entered the first 3,000 words of a new work-in-progress novel called Scuzzling — a conspiracy thriller with religious themes set in a fantasy world — into their international novel competition. It ended up… Continue reading I’m now a Grindstone Literary shortlisted novelist!
Hello readers! Just a quick note to say that my interview with The Ginger Collect is now available to read on their website. Have a read by clicking the image below. The Ginger Collect recently published my short story, The Quiet Invasion, in Issue 6 of their online magazine. This is the latest of the Million Eyes short… Continue reading Read my interview with The Ginger Collect
The Ginger Collect, publishers of "the weird, the new age and the strange", have published my short story, The Quiet Invasion, in their latest issue. The latest of the Million Eyes short stories, The Quiet Invasion is set in the world of Million Eyes, in which time travel is possible but being kept secret by the powers that be. The Quiet Invasion is not,… Continue reading New story “The Quiet Invasion” has been published in The Ginger Collect Issue 6