Friday, 21 July 2017

K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple Stupid

I was working on a bit in my zombie novel Dead Bastards where certain characters need to be in a specific place at a particular time.

I've spent weeks fretting over this, picking the brains of friends and family; it's given me sleepless nights and I’m at the stage where I feel like my brain is about to explode.

Then last night I realised one thing: I was over-thinking it. 

Readers don’t need you to tell them everything. When there are blanks they’ll fill them in and they’ll probably do it even better than you could have ever written it.

Don't over-think thinks like Malcolm In The Middle's Dewey

This realisation got me thinking of one of my favourite ever moments in one of my favourite shows. In Malcolm in the Middle, the youngest brother Dewey comes up with an elaborate ploy to convince idiot brother Reece that the aliens have arrived.

Dewey - "Malcolm, in school we learned the coolest thing: there were these people that did this broadcast to convince everyone that aliens were landing. So what we do is wait for Reese to fall asleep, then we flash some lights outside his window then we go to the TV, but we'll have already made a tape..."

Malcolm – "Dewey, you're totally over-thinking this. Reese, aliens landed down the street!"

And right enough, Reece comes running into the room wearing a mask and wielding a baseball bat and shouting "it’s every man for himself." 

Monday, 10 July 2017

The Walking Dead gets real in Scotland - Dead Bastards is now 99c 99p

"Enough gore to satisfy the hungriest zombie fan."

To celebrate the return of Fear The Walking Dead, Dead Bastards is now just 0.99. That's just 99 cents or 99p. 

That's a whole lot of zombie action for less than the price of a cup of coffee. 

You can grab the book here - 

Here's what one reviewer said about Dead Bastards 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Hooray, Vile City is on BookBub today 99c 99p for a limited time

I'm delighted to announce that Vile City is featuring on the awesome BookBub today. You'll be able to get the eBook in a variety of formats (for a limited time) for the discounted price of 99 cents or 99p. 

So, if you haven't read Vile City already, why not give this twisty tale of office worker Shelley Craig's fight to stay alive so she can make it home and Inspector Duncan Waddell's relentless attempt to find her, a go? 

It'll cost you less than a cup of coffee.

You might just find another crime series to enjoy. Book 2 Cannibal City and 3 Vigilante City are already written. Book 4, Romeo City is well on its way.

DI Duncan Waddell - Detective in a Coma Book 2

One lost girl. A bus full of secrets -'My new WIP

One lost girl. A bus full of secrets - My new WIP #amwriting