Youtube trailer for Knight of the Cross


Very short and sweet trailer for the forthcoming  novella, Knight of the Cross, starring the Hospitaller from the Forest Lord books, Sir Richard-at-Lee. It runs to around 21,000 words although my editor has still to go over it so the word count will probably rise slightly.

Hopefully it’s good value for money and a nice little change from the main series. It’ll be available on Kindle, paperback and, soon after publication, as an audiobook read once again by Nick Ellsworth. 

Each format will be cheaper than my full-length Forest Lord novels – 77p UK/ £0.99 US for Kindle, and similarly reduced prices for the other formats to reflect the shorter word count. 

Tell your book loving friends! :-)

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New piece on Writers & Artists Yearbook website by me…

Writer? Need a little advice on marketing your books? Click on the pic and take a look then :-)



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Knight of the Cross Youtube trailer!


Music by me, played on my mandolin and old acoustic guitar.


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Wolf’s Head just 99p / 99c!

For a limited time, Wolf’s Head, book one in the Forest Lord series is on special offer. Just 99p in the UK and 99c in the USA. Get your copy from Amazon quick and share the good news with your reader friends! :-)


Click here to buy in the USA –            Wolfs-Head_ebook-FrontCover




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Signed paperback giveaway – FREEBIE time!

If you’d like to win a signed copy of either of my two books, head on over to my Facebook page and follow the instructions! All you need to do is SHARE the page and let me know you’ve done it, it’s as simple as that. :-) Head on over!

“OK, it’s been a while since I hosted a giveaway, and I’ve got a few copies of both books sitting here looking for a good home. So…if you’d like to win a signed paperback of Wolf’s Head or The Wolf and the Raven (your choice which one) just SHARE this PAGE on your timeline (there’s a SHARE button on the banner up top ^^^). Spread the word to all your friends, get them on board, and post a comment right here to let me know you’ve done it. I’ll pick two winners in a few days! Good luck and thanks all 
Share the PAGE remember, not this post! I think you may have to click on the three little dots on the banner, and that opens a drop down menu with “Share” in the list, that’s the one we want!”


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Amazon KDP Newsletter


I’m featured in this month’s KDP newsletter which goes out worldwide so is possibly the biggest piece of promotion I’ve been a part of so far. It’s targeted at other authors though, from what I can see, so might not sell many books but it’s still amazing to be part of it. I can’t thank Amazon KDP enough for their support!


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New novella finished!

Well, nearly…

Just finished the first draft of the new novella! It’s at about 17,500 words, but that’ll be added to as I fill in some of the blanks. Should be good value for money if I sell the ebooks for about 77p/99c, right? It’ll also be available as a (rather small I’d imagine) paperback.

I hope you’re as excited about this as I am…


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Daily Telegraph piece from yesterday

Here’s the article from yesterday’s Daily Telegraph. My first appearance in a national, UK-wide newspaper!

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Update on new novella…

I decided to write a novella (looking at 15-20,000 words) based around Sir Richard-at-Lee’s time as a Hospitaller knight in Rhodes. I’ve managed to write 5,000 words in under a week so it looks like it’s going to happen! Cover designers have been contacted, editor is on board and the narrator of my Wolf’s Head audiobook is in too!

I’m looking at having it out within the next couple of months although there’s no big hurry and I might be as well letting people get through The Wolf and the Raven first so…we’ll see.

Expect something a little different with this – elements of the supernatural…ancient evil…mysterious disappearances…and not a longbow or forest to be found!

Click the FOLLOW button at the top of this page to keep up to date with the progress, or check out my page on Facebook! I will do a Goodreads giveaway once it’s ready to go, so do check back and…please share with your book-loving friends!  ;-)


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Happy birthday!

Today is exactly one year since my debut novel, Wolf’s Head, was published.


I had no idea what to expect – I was simply hoping to make a few sales and begin to make a name for myself that I could build on during the coming years.

Well, things have gone much better than I could ever have hoped, with both Wolf’s Head and the sequel The Wolf and the Raven hitting Amazon’s “War” chart number 1 spot, with the first novel even making it onto the overall Top 20 bestseller list!

Wolf and Raven ebook cover final

I’ve had an audiobook produced, been invited down to the capital by Amazon KDP for the London Book Fair (as well as being feautured on the front page of, contributed articles to the Writers and Artists Yearbook website and, just last night, started work on a novella which will sit outside the main Forest Lord series and tell us something about Sir Richard-at-Lee’s time on Cyprus with the Knights Hospitaller (expect something different with that, I’m looking to add elements of the supernatural…).


Not to mention my son, Riley, being born! And all of this while still working full-time as a gas/electric meter reader.


So, happy birthday to Wolf’s Head, and thank you to all my readers for supporting me over the last year. Hopefully the next year brings even more success and I can get the novella, as well as book three in The Forest Lord, published. Remember to follow me here on WordPress, or on my Facebook page to keep up with everything and, please – spread the word! :-)


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