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New Interview

London tour company Strawberry Tours recently interviewed me about Jack the Ripper. Read my thoughts about this most infamous of serial killers here.

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The Awakening cover reveal

Here’s the cover for the upcoming US release of The Awakening. Design by Kealan Patrick Burke.

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The Awakening to be resurrected

I couldn’t be happier to announce that my coming-of-age/voodoo novel, The Awakening, is set for a re-release later in the year. The novel was first published in limited edition hardcover by Tasmaniac Publications in 2012, followed by an Australian paperback/digital release by LegumeMan Books. Now, the good people at Bloodshot Books will be releasing the first US edition, to be published in both paperback and digital formats. To find out more, click here:

The Awakening Coming in August


Top 5 Reads 2013

It’s almost the end of the year, and so I thought I’d post my five favourite reads of 2013.

castle1/ We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
I’ve long been a fan of Jackson, but this novel put her in the upper ranks of favourite writers. A stunning book, darkly comic and filled with memorable characters. A look at small-town America through Jackson’s truly unique eyes.

ham2/ Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski
This has now replaced Post Office as my favourite Bukowski novel. Funny as hell, yet with a bittersweet honesty.

women3/ Women – Charles Bukowski
I went on a Buk kick early in the year, reading (and in some cases re-reading) almost all of Buk’s novels. While not quite as concise and punchy as Ham on Rye or Post Office, I found Women to be one of Buk’s funniest and in some ways, his most quintessential. Full of hard-drinking and even harder women.

basal-ganglia-large4/ Basal Ganglia – Matthew Revert
A stunning leap forward for the talented writer/publisher/designer. For me, it’s Revert’s most mature and fascinating work. A unique tale about a pillow fort, a wool baby and identity. Marvelous.

rebecca-arrow-edition15/ Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
The Hitchcock film has been a long-time favourite of mine. I’ve been meaning to read the novel for many years. This year, I finally got around to it. Excellent gothic romance, as good as I had imagined it would be.