Reflecting on January (2016)…

Ivory Killed2Okay, first month of a new year, and I have to say it’s been a pretty good start. It’s going to be a year without much in the way of writing. I have to focus on my self-studying for accounting. I could divide my time, but I would rather get through my studies and then focus on my writing. But, writing isn’t just punching my imagination into a computer through a keyboard–as I have wanged on about before in previous posts–it’s about researching for new projects and promoting the finished ones. Continue reading

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‘Ivory’ (an excerpt)…

IVORY4a‘Ivory’ was the first novel I wrote. It’s about Martin, an artist and family man who has lost his passion in life. That is until the fateful night he runs down a young woman with curious features–white skin and hair, and black eyes. She should be frightening, yet Martin becomes obsessed with her unnatural beauty, ignoring the warnings that lust, corruption and death walk with her…

The story has evolved over the years, but essentially the plot has stayed the same. It’s also been a little bit like marmite–people either really like it, or they hate it. Because of that I was keen to have the input of an editor, and she advised that too little of the questions surrounding Ivory and her keeper were answered. It was intended to be the first part of a series, and I had held back some of the answers, so I decided against a series and fleshed out the back story and mythology around Ivory in the rewrite so ‘Ivory’ can be a standalone tale to be read and understood on it’s own merits.

Now, ‘Ivory’ has been unleashed for over a year on Amazon… and… she’s not getting much love. Very few sales, and only one (precious and appreciated) review. So, let’s see if I can tempt you into reading about the mysterious Ivory and leave you wanting more…
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It’s Alive! Aliiiiiive! Again.

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‘Ivory’ is back on Amazon. Yup. After Amazon pulled ‘Ivory’ off the virtual bookshelf last week for an alleged copyright infringement, I sent an email asking for the details of the copyright infringement… Continue reading

Infamy, Infamy, Someone’s Got It In For Me…

Ivory KilledSomeone has killed my child. Yes, that’s the dramatic writer in me. Someone has killed a book I have written. Ok, still dramatic. But is it that much of an exaggeration? Read on and find out.

Anyone who has read my previous posts might have noted how I’ve wanged on about how writing is a dull activity to write about. Well, I would be quite happy for the activity of writing to continue being ‘uneventful’… Continue reading

Ivory

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Ivory is now available on Kindle:

Martin Roberts has made a successful career from painting as an artist and lecturer. Yet he is finding that his creativity is slipping away—stifled by family life. That is, until he is responsible for running a teenage girl down in his car. Miraculously the girl survives, but stranger than her lack of injuries is her striking physical appearance; stark white hair and skin, and jet black eyes. Being mute, her condition and background remain a mystery. That night should have been the last Martin saw of this girl called Ivory, but he finds he is haunted by her looks, and she has stoked the embers of his creativity. He realises he must paint her and seeks her out in London’s streets of vice, facing dangers of this world and another, pursuing an obsession that he discovers has led to the deaths of others before him and could unleash bloody chaos upon the world…

An urban horror-fantasy novel available now: Amazon Kindle

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Back to the keyboard…

My bookkeeping level 2 group finished last week when I sat my exam. It’s such a relief to have that done. I have to wait a couple of months for the results though. I’m signed up for the AAT level 2 in bookkeeping and accountancy for September, so if that is as intense as I think it might be it only leaves me the summer for writing. And I have lots planned… Continue reading