Note to aspiring writers
It’s always good to hear from you, and I’m more than happy to answer your questions about the craft of writing and the publishing business if I can.  What I can’t do is undertake to read/critique your manuscript.  Nor can I help you find a publisher or agent.  Sorry, but if I said yes to the many requests I get I’d spend all my time reading your work and never doing my own.  The best advice I can offer if you want to be a writer is … write.  A lot.  And read copiously too, to learn from the way others do it. 
Good luck!


In last month’s update I announced that my fantasy short story Anchor Point was going to be one of seven specially written tales, with more to be announced, supporting the Dyslexic Friendly Books for Adults project. 

The stories will be available as individual downloads and as part of a print anthology.  (Scroll down to the March update for more details.) 

The intention was to officially announce the project at Eastercon, which has now been cancelled (see the next item) and to release the stories later in the year. 

Understandably, given the Covid-19 pandemic, no publication date can be nailed down at this point. 

Meanwhile, here are the “covers” for the other six stories: