No wonder so many people believe in conspiracy theories. The world is literally boiling over with lies. In the last few years especially, the line between “conspiracy theory” and “fake news” has grown ever fuzzier. Many of the latest conspiracy theories originate from fake news stories that end up spreading virally via the internet and… Continue reading The world’s most notorious fake news — from Rameses the Great to the German Corpse Factory to Trump and Brexit
It’s possible that the Game of Thrones finale has been more divisive than Brexit and that fluffy orange turd currently running America. The way I see it, the whiners who hated the ending and have been petitioning HBO to remake Season 8 boil down to two groups: People who don’t like what happened (Daenerys losing… Continue reading The Game of Thrones finale and why everybody needs to stop whining
Crikey. Season 8 of Game of Thrones is sure taking a battering. Fans are slating it. Critics are slating it. For a show that once earned almost universal acclaim, things have taken an unexpected turn. Is all this criticism deserved? Frankly, no. I’m not going to talk about how incredible the acting and special effects… Continue reading Everyone’s wrong! My thoughts on Game of Thrones’ final season (so far)
Happy Wednesday! This is a quick update about my time travel conspiracy thriller novel, Million Eyes, and a few other bits and bobs. So, I'm currently in talks with the publisher, Elsewhen Press, about a release date. We've not firmed up anything yet, but I'm hoping this will be confirmed very soon. I'm waiting to… Continue reading A couple of “Million Eyes” updates and a new article for Time Travel Nexus
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