History in the Least Likely Places

I recently went on a visit up north (Newcastle) and as part of that I visited North Shields. I always think of it as a small place but surprisingly it has a population of around 34,500. Where is everyone? Originally known just as Shields, the Shields of the name derives from a word meaning shelter... Continue Reading →

Books, ships and of course a SALE

Hi everyone Just a quick message to let you know there's currently a SALE on Ship of Haunts: the other Titanic story. Now at 99p/$1.55 until the end of 29 May. So don't miss out. Get your ebook copy from Amazon and enjoy some bank holiday (or other) reading! Warning: this is a complex, time... Continue Reading →

Ghost Stories and Shadows Online

Firstly, thank you, all of you (1036 people - amazing!) who entered the recent Goodreads Giveaway for Shadows of the Lost Child, my most recent novel. Congratulations to the lucky winners, your book will be winging its way towards you soon; and commiserations to those who didn’t. But the good news is... the ebook version... Continue Reading →

Aleph’s House

On 18 February, I'll be talking about my latest novel, Shadows of the Lost Child, at Acomb Library, York (UK). As you'll know, if you've visited this blog before today, the novel is set in a fictional city, Curdizan, which was inspired by historic York. At Acomb Library on 18th, apart from reading from the... Continue Reading →

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