short story

Stuffing my face while writing

I’m doing another short horror story for my planned anthology today, and to help keep the grey matter pumping, I’ve got a special treat by my side.

jbf-200g-cup

 

These are delicious.  Yes I know they’re pure sugar and useless calories but I’m writing and brain cells use calories too y’know.

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A New Novel is Born

Now that Floxham Island ~ Sinclair V-Log AZ267/M is out, I can turn my attentions to my next two works in progress.

I have the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2012, Acts of Life to edit and proof read ready for publication in July 2013 and I’ve just begun writing a new novel featuring Sam Sinclair from Floxham Island.

Acts of life will be first of these projects you will see and features Jake, a famous movie star who agrees to work aboard an inter galactic freighter for three months as research for his latest movie role.  Events quickly take an unexpected turn and Jake finds himself and his new friends, stranded on a dangerous and uninhabited planet.  In a desperate fight for survival, not only from the indigenous life of the planet, Jake and his companions must also avoid capture by those intent on doing him harm.

The new Sam Sinclair novel, as yet untitled, sees Sam go undercover to find out the cause of seven mysterious deaths.  In the process he gains, and then loses, a great friend whose legacy ensures he finds an important ally in the future.

I’ve decided upon my plot line for this year’s NaNoWriMo, which will be published sometime in 2014.  This story is an epic quest involving a race across planets to save not only the protagonist’s true love, but also to save an entire planet from annihilating themselves in an unnecessary war.

Lastly for this year’s writing plans, I have ten short horror stories to write that will complete my planned horror anthology and hope to get it published this year.

I always like to have plots planned for a couple of books ahead as I have this dread of finishing a current WIP and then not finding another plot to work on.  Hopefully, by the end of 2013 I’ll  have eight books under my belt.

New Halloween Anthology

I am delighted to show you this brand new Halloween inspired short story collection.

Over on facebook, a group of talented writers got together for a Halloween flash fiction competition.  The stories in this collection are some of the entries and some from those of us who donated prizes for the winner.

My story, Meet the Parents can be found at chapter 69.

All Hallows Eve is FREE to download from smashwords.  Click here to visit smashwords for All Hallows Eve.

Schlock Webzine to carry 4 of my stories

I’m delighted to report that 4 more of my short stories have been accepted to Schlock Webzine and will be appearing over the next 4 weeks.

The first can be found here.

Brand new short story

Just to let everyone know that I have a new short story up.

Big Brother can be found here.  I hope you enjoy it.

A Picture of Fear – brand new short

Another new short story is up for you to enjoy.

A Picture of Fear is available to read here

I hope you enjoy it.

The Secret Recipe – brand new short

Another new short is up for your enjoyment.

The Secret Recipe – click here to read.

I hope you enjoy reading my short stories as much as I enjoy writing them.

The Birthday Girl – New short

Another new short story is up and available for your delictation folks.

In the spirit of Halloween and all things horrific and yucky, this tale tells us of the fate of Brandy, the beautiful young birthday girl.

Click here to read The Birthday Girl

Brand new free short

Just to let you all know I have a brand new free short story.

Freesias for Mandy is now up and available to read here

It is for adult reading only by the way.

Schlock Webzine hosts another of my shorts

I am delighted to have another short story in the latest volume of Schlock webzine.

 

Read this fantasic webzine and my short story here.