I live in the UK and I'm now working on another novel.
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What are you working on next?
I'm a third-way through a new novel, Project NEVADA, a murder mystery set in an isolated community. I've also got a number of non-fiction projects to finish, some poetry chapbooks and a new bundle of short stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
Favourite modern authors include Anne Rice, Tim Powers, Scott Lynch and Robert Jackson Bennett. I've been a big fan of pTerry since the early '90s. Historically, there's Alexander Dumas, T H White, H Rider Haggard, and - of course - J R R Tolkein. I think my writing style owes more to the historic than the modern.
Life with a hundred monkeys and two rival inventors can be tiring, so Petticoat Katie heads to Italy for a short holiday with the dashing Scipio Jones. Chaos, of course, fills in the gaps. The third uproarious novel in the Petticoat Katie & Sledgehammer Girl series of silly steampunk adventures, featuring yet more crazy inventions, off-the-wall characters and impossible situations.
Petticoat Katie returns for a second hilarious helping of mayhem and peppermints in a non-stop caper bursting with outrageous characters, unlikely inventions and a surprising number of exploding lawns.
What do you do when your arch-nemesis gives you a hundred monkeys? Petticoat Katie takes off on her first full-length adventure crammed with tea and peppermints, lovestruck inventors, Icelandic feminists - and a remarkable little airship.
Behold the world of Petticoat Katie and Sledgehammer Girl!
In a parallel universe, this is how 1908 would look – eccentric inventors, militant Suffragettes, cute little airships zipping across England and a hundred monkeys jammed into an office in Piccadilly typing Penny Dreadfuls by the dozen.
Petticoat Katie, outrageous flirt and hopeless with numbers, fumbles her way through romantic entanglements and dodgy adventures like a poodle with a hangover looking for its next biscuit.
Sledgehammer Girl – substantial, imposing, blunt as a rubber mallet – prefers gadgets over people and takes no nonsense from either, especially when they get between her and a decent cup of tea.
Together, the two housemates and their equally-loveable friends face the perils of outrageous fortune-tellers, midnight gardeners, flamboyant performers in the Cabinet of Curiosities, exploding bicycles, the most potent peppermint creams in London and the Wickedest Man In The World.
Silly steampunk at its finest!
Mysterious and secretive, the Cuckoo Club exists for one purpose only: to serve the one they call The Lady. From its first beginnings in SHADOWBOX, set in 1832, to the post-WW2 of Kittens In The Emu Field, discover a world of bloodlines and secret societies. Where ancient creatures roam the streets in human form, and the Sacred King of pagan Britain thrives amongst the wealthy elite at the heart of the British Establishment.
Paris, 1832: Fleeing a murder he cannot forget, Louis Beauregard drowns the memory in debauchery - a life of excess that threatens to alienate his friends and cast him adrift in a city famous for glittering seductions and violent Revolution. But the past catches up with him faster than he would like. SHADOWBOX: a spellbinding tale of grief and redemption from the author of THE LAST RHINEMAIDEN.
The Shipping Forecast - use it to set your receiver and your barometer readings, then settle down after the National Anthem and listen as a storm sweeps in across the North Sea towards England.
A Cuckoo Club short story.
London, 1888. Enter a world of bloodlines and secret societies. Where ancient creatures roam the streets in human form, and the Sacred King of pagan Britain thrives amongst the wealthy elite at the heart of the British Establishment.
If you think the most sensational events of 1888 were the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, you're wrong.
The spellbinding first novel by the author of SHADOWBOX.
Wolves howl across the frozen tundra while a man and his dog shelter from a blizzard. Out there in the snow is a naked woman. Will he save her? And is she willing to be saved?
A short story with a paranormal element.
Four travellers through the Australian Outback - two European, two Aboriginal - are stuck in a shack on the edge of the desert, waiting for nightfall. In the distance, Army trucks move on the road. Will it thwart their plans?
A paranormal short story.
Louis Beauregard, Victorian adventurer, has caroused his way around the Grand Tour with poets and playboys. Now, in the shadow of the Pyramids, what Louis discovers by the banks of the Nile will change his life forever.
This short story is set in the same world as full-length novel, "The Last Rhinemaiden".
Five short stories of paranormal adventure with a common alternative history theme:
- All Roads Lead To The River
- King Of The Sea
- Kittens In The Emu Field
- The Ballad Of Charlemagne's Clerk
- William Rufus
A swashbuckling romance of the high seas, stuffed with intrigue, suspense and passion, set in the ruthless bead markets of Murano at the twilight of the Venetian Republic.
The enemy is at the border. Assassins lie round every corner. And love is in the air...