Storyteller, Poet, Thinker.
1955 (Yorkshire, England) – I am born (Damn! Already been done). ‘Twas the best of times … (Oh well).
I was actually born in the year of Einstein's death, close to Scrooge's Counting House. It doesn't mean anything but it sounds good.
And also into a family of newsagents. At 18 I did a Dick Whittington and went off to London, only to return to pretend to be Charlie and work in a chocolate factory.
When I was ten I was asked what I wanted to be. I said soldier, writer and Dad. I never thought of it for years – having too much fun, such as a time as lead guitarist in a local rock band – but I served nine years in the RAF, got married and had seven kids. I realized my words had been precognitive when, at age 27, I came down with M.E. – a condition I’ve suffered ever since – and turned my attention to writing.
My essays are based on Patternology, or P-ology, a thought process I devised to work as a bedfellow to specialisation. Holistic, it seeks out patterns the specialist may have missed. The subject is not about truth, but ideas, and covers everything from politics to the paranormal.
I also specialise in Flash Fiction in all genres, most under 600 words, but also Mini Novels - 1500 word tales so full they think they're bigger.
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This is an introduction to my other eBooks – 7 volumes of Flash Fiction in most genres, 4 of poetry & 5 of essays, inc the unexplained. This volume has over 40 pieces of Flash Fiction + Poetry, Writing Tips and Memoirs – a dip-in volume to read at your leisure in a fast world. Here’s hoping I slow you down a little.
When I was a boy I imagined I was James Bond. When I grew up my adventures were not quite so spectacular. But when I became a writer, I decided my earlier imaginings had value. Hence, in this collection of Flash Fiction meet heroes, spies and villains aplenty, topped off with a series delving deep into the nature of conspiracy theory. But don't worry. Everything is under control.
Welcome to my love fest. After writing about crimes and horrors and intergalactic nasties, I thought I'd show my more romantic side. Hence, in this collection of Flash Fiction you'll find a delicious double-decker cream cake of human interaction, stuffed with a selection of Mini Novels (1,500 words tales so full they think they're bigger). But be warned - it is romance with bite.
This is my third volume of short essays to make you think. I look for patterns and generalisations; keep things simple - not to offer truths, but to highlight where complication and specialisation might get things wrong. From the nature of God to what is knowledge, I theorise on subjects as varied as politics and psychology. I even attempt an explanation of Adam's Rib.
I, Sci Fi Fan
How far can virtual reality go? What will it really be like after Armageddon? I explore these concepts in my two series of Flash Fiction in this volume, The Virtual Man and ScarLand; plus, a hand full of Mini Novels - 1,500 word tales so full they think they're bigger - exploring various science fictional themes. So sit back and let me take you to our future.
I've been fascinated by the Unexplained for some 30 years. I think such mysteries exist but don't accept traditional explanation. Hence, in these theoretical essays I look for ideas elsewhere. From Dragons to the Yeti; Bermuda Triangle to UFOs, I cover some 30 mysteries. And I end with my fictional series, Dig It, about an archaeologist who experiences a few mysteries of his own.
Verse Fest - I, Poet Series, Vol 4
I'm a writer first, poet last; I've written some stinkers in the past; I don't compose like others do; I write for me as well as you; So here's volume four, alas.
You’ll find every type of crime and all manner of detectives in this dip-in volume of 16 short stories. Meet Cass Nova, who just can’t separate his personal and professional life. Go back to the 19th century with Marmaduke Grey; experience the battle of different detection methods in Hard Cop, Soft Cop; and as for The Matilda Chronicles … please forgive me, Agatha.
Here's my second volume of reasoned rants. I call it I, Society because many of the short essays are the result of my concept of socio-psychology - that the social and psychological are often mixed. The idea has led to some interesting, if off-beat takes on life, society and you. Enjoy. And if not, maybe you’re part of my concept of psycho-sociology.
I love the old Sci Fi series and I thought, can I write Flash Fiction in the same vein? Well, judge for yourself. In these stories you’ll meet the crew of B-Mover 14, Newton 2, Old Space Dog and a host more as they travel the Graveyard Sector; as well as my alien species the Pridians, Angerians, Envins, Lustaceans, Gred and the Slothy. We’ll go boldly, and not split infinity.
I’m uneducated in any academic sense, having left school at fifteen. However, when I came down with ME/cfs thirty years ago, I decided to educate myself. Doing so, I realized that so much is wrong with our knowledge and society. This is the first volume of my reasoned rants. You’ll also find here my views on cults and conspiracy theories, and why they happen.
Bard Stuff - I, Poet Series, Vol 2
I Poet, Volume Two, with lots of poems for you; there’s life and humour and even a scream, I’ll even try to turn you green; and make you think anew.
Welcome to my horror fest. How scary can Flash Fiction get? Why not judge for yourself. In these short tales of the macabre I bring the Gothic into the modern. But a warning: there's no blood or gore here. I try to freeze it instead.
There are so many short essays on the Paranormal here, it's phenomenal! I have a simple approach. Taking an initial sceptical stance, I see what's left; and from there I build a new Theory of Everything where the Paranormal becomes essential to us and the universe. So if you like my words, I'm behind you. Spooky.
I, Crime Writer
I'm a short story writer - only 5 foot 4. This book features crime tales. I write minimalist Flash Fiction; a perfect dip-in volume - fast reads for a fast world. You'll also find a few Mini-Novels - 1500 word tales so full they think they're bigger. So, meet con men, killers, detectives & thieves. Now take my hand. Follow me. Then give it back.
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