Meet the Author: October 2014

The author in the 1980s when he actually had some hair

The author in the 1980s when he actually had some hair

It’s October and, in London at least, the weather has been extraordinary. The mornings are foggy and distinctly autumnal, but then, as the day progresses, the sun breaks through and we get sultry afternoons and then slightly chilly evenings. So my family of bald coots were right. It’s been an Indian summer.

Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts

This month’s article from Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism is about Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s wife, who dedicated most of her adult life to the pursuit of contacting her dearly-loved, deceased children. It also describes the inexplicable séance that Lincoln himself organized in the White House. You can still download the book, which retails for US$2.99 in most online stores, for free from When it comes time to pay, just use coupon code: TD22X.

Gooseberry prototype cover

As for my latest novel, Gooseberry, if you’re prepared to give it an honest review, head over to LibraryThing Early Reviewers and put in a bid for a free advance reviewers’ copy! You have to be in it to win it!

Remember, you can always message me using the Contact Me form or send me an email. Both Malane, who designs this website for me, and I really look forward to hearing from you, and I will always try to respond if I can.

Happy reading!