Tag: Elchurch

  • Skin and Bones – New Novel available now

    Skin and Bones – New Novel available now

    Skin is a taxi driver, Bones is a Detective Inspector. They hate each other but both operate on the same patch, the large ex-industrial town of Elchurch on the South Coast of Wales. A young woman is found dead and they are both drawn into the investigation. But all is not what it seems as […]

  • Skin and Bones – new novel coming soon

    My new novel Skin and Bones will be published soon. It is in the final stages of proofreading. Skin is a taxi driver and his brother Bones is a police detective. They do not get on but since they both operate in the large post-industrial town of Elchurch on the South Wales coast they often […]

  • about Busted and Crime and Coffee etc.mp3

    about Busted and Crime and Coffee etc.mp3

    just another rambling podcast partly about the book launch of Busted the other day

  • Crime and Coffee Festival 2019 – Cardiff Central Library

    Monday June 3rd 2019 – as part of the opening event at the Crime and Coffee Festival I will be launching an unexpected brand new book,. There will also be a rare appearance by the 2 Old Heads 🙂 More on that soon the event starts at 12.30 pm and the book launch is at […]

  • Busted – New Novel almost here

    EDIT: It’s here and will be launched Mon June 3rd – Details here I’m very happy to say that my next novel will be published by the end of May. The manuscript is in the final stages of proofreading. Here’s the completed front cover Busted Bumf It’s the early 1990’s in the large town of […]

  • Busted – new novel coming soon

    ‘Busted’ is a story about a struggling businessman and his family who get involved with some serious criminals. Set in the large coastal town of Elchurch in the 1990’s Busted is a straightforward story and a satisfying read. I actually wrote this story in the 1990’s but basically shoved it in a drawer (well on […]

  • Old Heads Podcast – Welsh and fish and other stuff

    Old Heads Podcast – Welsh and fish and other stuff

    Old Heads Podcast February 2019 Related Posts:Podcast, September 10th 2022 – Sorrow

  • It’s all blux

    It’s all blux

    Paint Art

  • The Thing about Jill

    The Thing about Jill

    Extract from Work in Progress novel – The Flying Boy Audio here: Transcript below: You. You.You. It’s all about you isn’t it? Yes of course, you think. Who else is it going to be about? There is only you, in your life anyway. Is that sociopathic? Or some kind of pathic? You only know about […]

  • Whodunnit?

    Whodunnit?

    Whodunnit? You just might find out over the next two days. Tomorrow and Saturday, June 1st & 2nd, Cardiff Central Library is the location for the Crime and Coffee festival, a very special gathering to celebrate Crime Writing. Meet some award winning crime writers and find out what makes them tick, how they approach their […]

  • Crime and Coffee – Panel Discussion with local Cardiff authors

    Crime and Coffee – Panel Discussion with local Cardiff authors

    UPDATE: For 2019’s event click here: This should be interesting . . . As part of the 2 day Crime and Coffee festival hosted by Cardiff Libraries I, along with two other local authors will be discussing our very differing approaches to Crime Writing. My focus will be on my trilogy of stories featuring Detective […]

  • Crime and Coffee at Cardiff Central Library

    Crime and Coffee at Cardiff Central Library

    UPDATE: For 2019’s event click here: Coming up: Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd 2018, Cardiff Central Library has organised this unique and very special event. I’m very pleased that I was invited to take part and will be appearing as a panellist for the Friday lunchtime event at 1pm. The Festival itself is […]

  • Work in Progress – Extract from “Beats”

    Work in Progress – Extract from “Beats”

    This is an extract from Beats, the second novel in the Bums, Beats, and Bones trilogy. Bums has already been published. Beats will follow in 2018. But it’s not really about the music is it?” Old Steve knew he was pushing his luck but he’d had decades of Billy’s bullshit and now and again he […]

  • Work in Progress – TV Scripts

    Work in Progress – TV Scripts

    I’m not sure what type of writing I prefer but if I can probably narrow it down to two – they are writing novels and writing film or TV scripts. I think it’s because each of those forms allow you to write proper ‘stories’ with plots and characters. For example it’s exciting to throw a […]

  • Cardiff Central Library – Open Space Event

    Cardiff Central Library – Open Space Event

    Next Thursday December 15th T O N I T E more details on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1307412925977956/

  • Boys From the Backfields – the first chapter

    Boys From the Backfields – the first chapter

    The first chapter of my novel The Boys from the Backfields 2013  The door to my past opened easily, it was a surprise. I’d intended to confront Angel directly, but she was out when I arrived. Considering her profession, she should have changed the locks. I was hiding in the attic when she came back […]

  • First Review of Bums

    First Review of Bums

    I’m chuffed that my novel Bums has had its first review. Click here to read it on Wales Arts Review. Onward 🙂

  • Work in Progress: Extract from ‘Beats’

    Work in Progress: Extract from ‘Beats’

    From the early draft of Beats, the second book in the trilogy featuring DI Frank Lee. The first book Bums has already been published. (more details here) Note: This might not even make the finished book, and it will certainly be edited. Freda straightened her back and pushed open the door to her mother’s bedroom. […]

  • Beats – the story

    It’s not often that I write about the writing process but this morning I discovered the central story of Beats, the novel I am writing and wanted to record the moment when it clicked together to make sense. Note: Beats is the second book in the trilogy of stories featuring DI Frank Lee. The first […]

  • Write-Edit-Write

    My new novel ‘Bums’ is now complete – just about! I’ve put it aside for a couple of weeks while I make a start on the next one. I don’t have a title for the next book yet but it will be the second of the ‘Frank Lee’ stories. Frank is a Detective Inspector who […]