To give it a big kickstart, I’m putting Phasmid’s kindle version of MEAT up for free all weekend. If you’ve never read it and wondered what all the fuss is about, now’s your chance to find out. I’d love to see MEAT go to the very pinnacle of the Amazon charts. If you want to […]Read More FREE MEAT ALL WEEKEND – let’s take it to No 1!
It’s well over twenty years since I started writing. I was in my late twenties and only just waking up to the realisation that writing might be my superpower. My early work was all poetry. I liked verse because the commitment – definitely not my superpower – was very light and it felt a lot […]Read More From bondage to freedom – an ego trip spanning two decades
When the lovely Simon Key (of The Big Green Bookshop and editor of Timeline Books) decided to publish a book of my short stories, I was delighted. There was no money for Splinters; the whole thing was an exercise in seat-of-the-pants, low-budget publication. I got as involved as I could with the publishing process and […]Read More Splinters – a new skin for the book that never had a cover.
For the next 24 hrs, Garbage Man is free to download on Amazon. Get it before it starts stinking the place up!Read More Free Fiction!
Shreve, a no-hope town beside the UK’s largest landfill. There’s nothing Shreve’s jaded residents won’t stoop to in a bid to liven up their monotonous lives… Wannabe model, Aggie Smithfield, plans to escape before Shreve swallows her ambitions along with a million tons of rubbish and filthy little secrets. Desperate for a way out, Aggie […]Read More The Kindle edition of Garbage Man is (a)live
At times it feels as though I’ve been hounded out of traditional publishing by a mob of pitchfork-wielding suits with flaming torches. Then I remember that no one in publishing wears suits any more… I’ve decided to launch my forthcoming eBook titles under my own imprint. This micro publishing house will act as an umbrella […]Read More Birth of a new imprint
Welcome to my blog, Ben, and thank you for giving up what I know is very valuable time to answer some of my questions. It would have been very easy to show people the work you’ve been doing for me when the time for the cover reveals comes along. However, as I undertake the process […]Read More Revealing my cover artist, Ben Baldwin
Resolving to ‘own’ my intellectual property by making it available to the public myself is having some unexpected effects on me. Can I talk about feelings here? I mean, surely, people’s interest is more about wanting to see how the process works out, right? Isn’t this just a matter of someone self-publishing a few books? […]Read More The journey….personal reflections on an apparently impersonal process
Well, the short answer is not very long at all. In fact, I think it will be less than four weeks. The story so far: All of the new forewords have been written, each telling some of the hidden history behind each book. I’ll release the Splinters foreword in a day or two… All of […]Read More How long until you release MEAT, Garbage Man, Blood Fugue and Splinters on Kindle, please?
The third novel due for re-release at the end of May is Blood Fugue, a reimagning of the vampire myth set in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. As I looked back over the (far too) many years since the idea first came to me, I realised that the novel’s background is rich with unusual events. […]Read More Blood Fugue – a new foreword for the 2019 ebook