Posts Tagged ‘stories’

Tomorrow I’ll be visiting a high school in Blackburn to give a talk and set another short story competition.  There’ll be over 100 children, so that means I’ll be judging between over 100 stories this time – I’m considering reducing the word limit a little!


For today only, AuthorsDen are doing a half-price promotion, so I decided to upgrade my account to Gold.  If you’re an author, you might be interested in taking that up yourself?  Take a look at my profile here:

Dear Readers and Bloggers,

I have decided to post a short story I wrote back in 2005.  It’s not the happiest of tales, but I hope you enjoy reading it.  Here are the places where I’ve posted it:


If you have time to comment or leave a review at any of these places, that would be much appreciated.  Thanks!  🙂


It’s so tempting to post some artwork, but I’m waiting until the cover is complete.  I’m planning to have a small quantity printed for schools and promotional purposes, so watch this space over the next few days!  I can tell you who the artist is, it is a top artist called Andrew Usher, whose work you can see here:

Dear Readers, I have been presented this morning with some marvelous new artwork for the cover of the first Peter Black mystery.  Also, there is an idea of changing the title to ‘Peter Black and the Craven Lake Mystery.’  Any thoughts on whether this title is better than ‘Peter Black and the Mystery of Craven’s Lake’ will be very much appreciated.  Thanks!

Dear Readers,

At this very blog, there are now three chapters available of the fourth Peter Black mystery.  Please have a read and feel free to comment.  The complete book is not avaiable yet, but the first three are.  Just follow the links from the blog.



Dear Readers,  You’ll notice that on my Mysterious Books blog there are three free sample chapters from each of the books available.  Any comments – good, bad or indifferent, will be welcome.  Thanks!