It's WiP Wednesday on the blog, and today it should be easy, right? Yes, it's the day for hearts and flowers and chocolate, for celebrating love in all its guises. But I'm buried in work and edits, and I'm determined to not slack off on either. Ghosts, the second book in Jack & Gareth's … [Read more...] about WiP Wednesday: Roses for Jack
Free Stories, Snippets and Outtakes
Craving a little light reading with your coffee? You're in the right place. I love writing shorts and ficlets to work out characters or plot points, so here we have a collection of stories, snippets and outtakes featuring:
- Jack and Gareth, Nico and Daniel, Aidan, Alex, Raf, Skylar and the rest of the crew from the Power of Zero series
- Tempest, Max Young and their snarky best friend Min from FanBait
- The FireWorks Security boys: Joel Weston, Kieran Ross, Marius Leven and Gabriel Coelho
- Minel and Falcon from Healing Glass
- Macalla, Bran, Aslan and various other characters from the Dornost Saga
- Hitoshi and Kazuhiro from Warring States
- Raven, Cynthia, Damon and Leigh from the Adepts series
- and, of course, my latest obsession, who doesn't even have a name yet...
Work is crazy at the moment, so I'm snatching at every little bit of writing time I can, hoping the Muse won't desert me. It's a common problem, that ideas and time to work on them rarely happen at the same time. Fortunately, Forever England, my set of Edwardian murder mysteries / spy stories needs … [Read more...] about Tuesday Teaser: Enlightened Parenting
Jack Horwood had just come off duty and planned nothing more strenuous for the evening than throwing a pizza in the oven and working on his thesis for a few peaceful hours. His phone had other ideas. The moment he turned it on it told him of two missed calls, and four text messages popped up in … [Read more...] about £20 and a Big Mac | A Jack Horwood Story
So The Power of Zero was launched without major drama and now I'm trying to get my head around the other Jack book...the one that's been kicking my backside for a while now. While my mind attends to that, I'm playing around with flash fic. (And I'm living in hope that if I stick a fork in it and … [Read more...] about Fantasy Flash Fic: Different
It's been two weeks since Leap of Faith came out - and time's been racing away from me. I remember promising a food-themed blog post - because if there's a way to write a story without food I've not found it yet - and comfort food came to mind pretty promptly. When you have a job like Joel and … [Read more...] about Is Sugar Comfort Food?
Happy Valentine's Day! I just about made it. RL isn't the most fun right now, but it's a year since Ghosts came out and I wanted to share some Jack and Gareth with you all. So here's a bit that may or may not make it into Swings & Roundabouts, Jack and Gareth's fourth book. It hints at one of … [Read more...] about In all Shapes and Sizes | A Jack and Gareth Story