A place for the not-so-dead to congregate

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New book! Podcast! Excitement!

I’m thrilled to announce my next venture – a collaboration with Stephen O’Connor. It’s called The Other Shoe, and it tells the story of some very unusual people and their fight for what they think is right. I’m serialising the book in both written and audio podcast form over on Patreon. If you’re a supporter, you…
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Deadish book 7 is out!

Dead in Paradise hit the shelves early this month! Much excitement for me, because I’m still pinching myself when I realise that this is book 7 in the series. You can get hold of the ebook on Amazon and in all good ebook retailers. Also!! There’s a paperback edition! It’s available in Amazon’s US and UK stores…
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Sneak Peek: Dead in Paradise

Recap: [spoiler title=”See minor spoiler for Renovation: Hell”]Linda was on an (unofficial?) mission to help out the ruler of Hell when Flavius, Sephenia’s ill-mannered and condescending replacement, gave her a new task. Linda refused, and was dumped into a Heavenly prison to reconsider her position. In light of such an argument – and a timely…
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Preorder Deadish book 7!

Dead in Paradise is the seventh book in the Deadish series. Linda and Trent are taking a bit of a break from the usual gritty scenery of Sydney, Australia and moseying off to Bali, party island for Australians but also an incredibly beautiful place in its own right. Pre-ordering available on Amazon and – soon – a…
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Woohoo! Renovation: Hell done

It’s 9:30pm on a Friday night. I’m at a slightly loose end. I’ve just sent out copies of Renovation: Hell, the latest book in the DEAD(ish) Allsorts series, and now – for a brief few hours – I don’t have a primary work in progress. Of course, that will change tomorrow. Then I flip over…
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Early Access from $1/month

I love to write fiction. Lovvvvvvve it. But a sad fact of life is that making an income from writing books can be… iffy at best. Sales rise and fall, retail outlets collapse, all sorts. Regardless, I want to devote more time to writing the stuff that I love, especially the DEAD(ish) and DEAD(ish) Allsorts books. So…
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The Art of Asking Questions

‘Questioning’ is an admirable trait, right? It brings to mind someone who isn’t happy with their current view of the world; someone who is always wanting to know more. So why is that honest questions are sometimes answered with outright hostility? A sense that you’re not 100% sincere Some people – intentionally or not –…
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How to Publish an Ebook

Write a book. Edit it thoroughly. Edit it thoroughly again, bemoaning your lack of thoroughness in step 2. Give it to someone else to edit. Swallow your pride and actually make the changes suggested, if they’re good ones. Carefully hand-code the book in HTML. Convert to ebook format. Upload. Wait, and bleed.

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DEAD(ish) Book 6 and my nerves are a bit frayed

I’m happy, I’m nervous, I’m thrilled and scared stiff. (rebounding) DEAD will be released on the 17th August – just two weeks away. I’m happy and thrilled because I love writing and putting it out into the public eye. I’m nervous and scared because OMG what if y’all don’t like it? As you can probably imagine,…
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Hey there, and welcome to DEAD(ish) Online! It’s pretty new, but let me tell you what I have planned: Exclusive content that you won’t be able to get elsewhere. DEAD(ish)-inspired games. A section where you can upload your own DEAD(ish) fan fiction – or read other people’s. Q&As. Behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at the mind that…
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