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It’s OUT!

Or at least it will be at midnight 30th April! I know a lot of you thought it would never happen, and in fact, I’m pretty sure at points I did too, but it’s finally here! Glass Block!  WOOOHOOO! Darkness is in trouble – crime is outstripping the ability to police it, and while some policemen are embracing the issues, but many are falling under the sway of corruption. Each technological jump creates more issues while the regulations fall further and further behind. Elliot Peters has been sent to a jail to consult on what the press are dubbing ‘Big...

L is for Launch #AtoZchallenge 0

L is for Launch #AtoZchallenge

This is cross-posted to both of my blogs, (Author Interrupted and Darkness PD), so if you catch it on one or the other, feel free to skip the other! Originally, tomorrow, Glass Block was going to finally launch, 11 and a half years after I first wrote it.  But we’ve moved that to 30th now, so instead I’m going to tell you a bit more about why Glass Block was so important to me and what makes it such a wonderful book to finally be handing over. One of the major issues behind Glass Block, especially when...

H is for Horror #AtoZchallenge 0

H is for Horror #AtoZchallenge

I have to admit, if I didn’t meet Elliot, I think I’d have just written Zombie stories for the rest of my life.  There’s something incredibly attractive to me about horror and transgression (T for), and a lot of overlap in my thinking. Unfortunately for me, when I first met my partner, I talked about some of the stuff I was writing. And I proceeded to tell him this:“What would happen if a serial killer was storing dead bodies in a frozen food truck, and had saved them all up, before bringing them down into the gardens, sticking them on...

G is for Glass Block #AtoZchallenge 0

G is for Glass Block #AtoZchallenge

A nice, easy post today.  I thought I’d share the blurb, cover and some deets about Glass Block. Darkness is in trouble – crime is outstripping the ability to police it, and while some policemen are embracing the issues, but many are falling under the sway of corruption. Each technological jump creates more issues while the regulations fall further and further behind. Elliot Peters has been sent to a jail to consult on what the press are dubbing ‘Big Brother with Blood’ – an event where some of the worst criminals in Darkness are allowed to kill one another for the...

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F is for Freedom… (and free time) and introducing Farran #AtoZchallenge

AKA, what I do in my free time. At the end of this post, there’s a chance to request a knitted item. Please read the rules before requesting one, specifically about the things you need to do! I used to think free time was something you eventually got back when your kids were grown.  Or when your characters finally decided that they were happy enough to leave you alone and get on with their own lives.  In short, I thought I wouldn’t have much.  As the years have gone by though, I’ve found that although I can spend whole days writing...

E is for Elliot – Open House #atozchallenge 1

E is for Elliot – Open House #atozchallenge

I’ve already talked about Elliot a little bit over on Darkness PD’s ‘E for Elliot’, but there’s some other stuff I wanted to share so I thought I’d post it here. As you’re all probably aware, one of the most enduring nightmares I’ve ever had was ‘The wall’.  I’ve mentioned it a few times I think, but I thought I’d write about it today because it shows how deeply Elliot affects me. I’ll write about ‘The Wall’ later, but I thought I’d share a story snippet I wrote that’s the day before Elliot goes off to deal with the events...

Catching up 2

Catching up

I’m currently a few hundred miles from home so my AtoZ blog posts might appear later and be backdated.  It’s all fine here, just busy! But worth it – yesterday, we went on one of these…

D is for Darkness Deadlies #AtoZ challenge 0

D is for Darkness Deadlies #AtoZ challenge

The Darkness Deadlies are the evolving series of books that have taken up most of the whole of my life. In the next few days, I’ll be announcing how you can join in on the street team a friend and I share, which is where the beta copies will be distributed, but if you are a reader, there’s a lot of snippets to start enjoying over on Darkness PD in the coming days, but I wanted to put a little post up on here about the series itself. While I mentioned that I didn’t really have a geographical grasp of...

C is for Canny beauty #atozchallenge 5

C is for Canny beauty #atozchallenge

Canny is a predominantly Scottish word which means shrewd, clever, pleasant or nice. I’m Scottish, though unless you follow my Instagram you might never guess. Today we went to see something of extraordinarily canny beauty – the Falkirk Kelpies. Below are some photos.  The links to stuff will appear on my return C is also for Celtic myths, of which a kelpie is one. It is said they are shapeshifting creatures who live by fresh water, transforming into horses to lure humans to them and, when climbed upon to ride home, dives into the water, drowning its rider. If you...

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B is for Blowing up a planet #AtoZchallenge

I couldn’t resist this one if I’m being honest.  The letter I mean, not blowing up Earth… Many years ago, the first time I needed a break from Darkness, I wrote another book.  I think it was actually my 04 or 05 Nanowrimo, and was called Black Monday. Isn’t the cover amazing?  With thanks to Renée Barratt at ‘The Cover Counts’.  Black Monday is one of my few unrelated to The Darkness Deadlies serials and is still in draft stage.  It’s so unlike Glass Block that when I initially started dating my other half, we talked about it all the...