Showing posts with label Lore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lore. Show all posts

Tuesday 3 March 2020

New Cover Designs For My First Four Folk-Horror Novels

March 03, 2020

Here they are - the new cover designs for my first four folk-horror novels. My fifth (Berserk!) was only published a few month ago, so I am still happy with the cover for that book. To celebrate the relaunch of these titles, they will be offered for sale at just 4.99 for the entire month of March. :)

Click on the image of the book you are interested in purchasing to be taken to the appropriate Amazon page:

Sunday 7 April 2019

Lore ~ a fishy tale of maritime folklore. Promo

The second of my book video promos, this one of for Lore ~ a fishy tale of maritime folklore:

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Lore is Published!

A good couple of months ahead of schedule, Lore ~ a fishy tale of maritime folklore, is now available to purchase :)

Monday 13 August 2018

Completed - Lore ~ a fishy tale of maritime folklore

Had a mammoth writing day today, the result of which is that I can finally announce the completion of my third novel: Lore ~ a fishy tale of maritime folklore.

The book, which details the week a folklorist spends holed up on a shore notorious for its dark and pagan oceanic folklore, should be available by the end of August 2018 :) Phew.

Sunday 12 August 2018

Illustration for the cave scene in Lore

Introducing the final illustration for Lore ~ a fishy tale of maritime folklore:

The above is the scene of a callous murder, where the killer expects a deal with ghostly sailors to be struck.

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Lore Promo

Sunday 22 July 2018

Saturday 14 July 2018


A little while back, I wrote that I would be using the characters Pinnochio and Raggerty from Rupert the Bear as inspiration from one of the folk tales contained in my next novel, Lore. Well, the second draft of that story has now been completed and I have now also finished the illustration I wanted to go along with tale.

I had the opportunity to visit the British Museum a couple of months back, and whilst there I saw this fella:

He is a wooden carving of a water spirit (I am sorry to say there is little further information I remember about the object) and as soon as I spitted him, I knew I wanted to use him as the character in folk story. I had to change a little of the detail of the actual structure of the figure as the water spirit in this tale manifests itself, not as a piece of sculpted wood but from tumbleweed. Anyway, the photo below shows the drawing I finished of him this afternoon...

...and here is the finalised imaged that will be used in the book:

The completed illustration of Tumbleweed

Monday 9 July 2018

Saturday 7 July 2018


Working on the second draft of Lore on a lovely sunny morning on Llangynidr :)

Thursday 5 July 2018

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Second Draft!

When I write a second draft, I WRITE a second draft ;)

Sunday 1 July 2018


Researching, taking notes and starting work writing draft two of Lore! #deadlinesmustbekept 

Saturday 30 June 2018

Lore Cover Design

The finished design for the cover of Lore:

This would make the cover or Lore fairly similar in design to my first book - Crawley ~ an adult faery tale. If I used this image, I would probably change the cover of my second book, Edn™ ~ a trippy tale of alien horticulture to a similarly styled monochrome image. We'll see...

The photograph I used for this cover was taken from this Instagram image I took whilst on a pedalo Llangorse Lake in Cardiff:

Saturday 23 June 2018

Getting There...

I sat out in the garden nice and early this morning and managed to complete the first draft of my third novel, Lore. I am more than happy with the tale and the second draft should be little more than just tidying up the prose. Looks like I will easily hit my target of getting this book published this coming Halloween 2018 😎 

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Monday 4 June 2018

Sunday 3 June 2018

Saturday 2 June 2018

Money Spider

A little money spider visited the page I was working on this morning. Known to be lucky little guests, he was more than welcome to interrupt my writing for a few minutes :) Despite his hindrance, or because of the good fortune they are said to impart to those they meet, I surprised myself by managing to complete the first draft of chapter eight of Lore today. :)

Friday 25 May 2018

Pen Wrestling

Sometimes it's difficult to write when you have a cat: