Hi. I am a father of four fabulous kids and a teacher of teenagers and primary school children. I escaped from full time school to also work for an educational charity and write world famous (nearly) novels and design scintillating strategy games.
I have trained (badly) in various martial arts over the years but now I focus on the less painful pastimes of racquet sports and writing.
I started writing at about twelve, inspired by a fantasy series by Stephen Donaldson. In November 2007, I had 500 copies of my Y/A supernatural action novel JASON WILLOW printed the old fashioned way. Luckily, only half a dozen copies are still boxed up in my garage. I leapt onto the P.O.D. bandwagon as it took off and have released the entire trilogy of Jason Willow novels as both paperback and ebook.
My current project is BATTLE - an Anglo-Saxon fantasy series, filled with action, complex relationships and stunning locations. The books will tie into a revolutionary new card game I am designing - you will be able to recreate the skirmishes and battles in the stories using a wide range of beautifully illustrated cards as well as set up your own conflicts. All this fun will be available by Summer 2020!
You can discover more about all of my books and games and catch up with the latest developments at theredbuttonpress.com
You are seventeen. One night your dad crashes into your room and orders you to pack. You have fifteen minutes to leave your entire life behind, friends, home, school – everything.
And he won't tell you why.
Jason Willow and his sassy, older sister, Miranda, have suffered this half a dozen times. They have trained in a deadly martial art since before they could walk and are constantly told to trust nobody. Now they have had enough.
The trilogy follows Jason's frantic fight for survival, from his final midnight move to a brutal school lost in the Yorkshire Moors, to a Scottish castle and then across Europe to deserted mountain towns, wolf ravaged forests, crumbling mansions, Venetian canals, violent Goth festivals and beyond, to the gates of Hell itself.
Supernatural powers, secret pasts, demons and dark creatures, corrupt cabals, love triangles and fatal betrayals weave into this epic story of the hidden war against demon control of mankind.
Will Foundling, a ridiculed orphan desperate to join the elite Anglo-Saxon shield-wall, must embrace his own strengths to help his beloved warrior princess flee from waves of twisted beasts and wild Picts crashing through the old Romani Wall. But with only Bridget, a feisty battle-runner to trust, can Will survive when he learns the dark force driving the Picts to war also seethes inside him?
Jason Willow has finally learned to control most of his paranormal Gift but he is in more danger than ever. Desperate to save an equally powerful child from demonic possession, Jason is thrust into a running battle across Europe.
New and familiar characters join a frantic mix of teenage love, supernatural powers and martial arts in this final instalment of the secret war against demonic control.
Jason has to journey to Transylvania – the secret stronghold of demons and their paranormal slaves. Although his powers are quickening, Jason has little chance to master them as both supernatural forces and a corrupt legion of demon hunters are closing in.
Caught in a love triangle and fighting through a foreign land of mountainous forests and ancient towns, who can Jason really trust?
Paranormal action, first love and demon cults!
Hunted by assassins all his life, martial artist Jason Willow finally finds out why. He is on the verge of inheriting awesome paranormal Gifts which could be the key to winning a hidden war against the demonic domination of mankind.
Rocked by first love and betrayal, Jason abandons his family to train in a treacherous cabal of twisted demon hunters.
Smashwords Style Guide
on Aug. 12, 2010
Excellent guide. Clear, step by step, instructions with hints and tips and screenshots. After following this, my original manuscript(for print)has been sandblasted clean into a tight,lean ebook machine.