K is for Kai (even if Facebook disagrees!) #AtoZchallenge

This entry is part 6 of 5 in the series Blogging A-Z Introductions 2015Hi! I’m Kai – author, ex-editor, formatter, author and marketing/community manager extraordinare.  I’m also a mental health advocate, running a bipolar discussion blog, and I also let writers advertise on my mailing lists. I’m a 30 something writer whose debut novel is […]

I is for Inspiration #AtoZchallenge2015

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Blogging A-Z 2015Inspiration is one of those things that we can talk about until the cows come home.  Last year I also did ‘I is for Inspiration’, so I thought I’d tell you what inspires me about our group of amazing writers, just in case […]

Interlude… #AtoZchallenge

I got so much happy feedback on the last excerpt I shared, that I thought I’d share the prologue. Enjoy! Running.  There’s plastic grabbing at her – there’s too much pulling her back.  Her breath burns – she can’t feel anything but the dull ache of her hip where she shuddered into the corner of […]

H is for Harper – ex cop, dimension jumper, Private eye #AtoZchallenge

I kinda feel sorry for Harper – before Glass Block kicks off, he’s already had his spine damaged and has been asked to retire from the police force, but he’s a great private eye.  He’s Elliot’s best freind, was once Beth’s lover (Elliot’s wife) and can jump dimensions, from Darkness to an Alt-Edinburgh, where magic […]

Innocence is Gone #AtoZchallenge

While I talk very fondly about Elliot, I have to admit, if our characters could kill us, I think he would by now.  The first book of the series, Glass Block, destroys a lot of Elliot’s world (no spoilers as to what happens though), but Elliot reveals himself as someone that has lost his innocence […]

Fundimentalists and the nanovirus #AtoZchallenge

Instead of focussing on the ‘good guys’ today, I thought I’d share some interesting facts about how fundimentalism is handled in my novels, and the research I undertook to keep it accurate. Before I go any further into this post, because it deals with religion, please believe me when I say that I’m not dissing […]

Announcement – publication date change

Just a quick note after talking about how wonderful Elliot is that we’ve moved the publication date from April 15th to April 30th due to circumstances beyond my control.  Being my own publisher has some advantages, but dealing with things that come up is something I’d delightedly hand over royalties for, but everyone keeps telling […]

E is for Elliot #AtoZchallenge

The single most important person to me in the Darkness Deadlies is Elliot.  And instead of telling you about him now, I thought I’d tell you all about how he and I ‘met’. One evening in October, after settling the kids in for the night and organising thier weekend visit to their dad’s, I was […]

D is for Darkness #AtoZchallenge

Darkness, the city is a sprawling metropolis.  Split into six districts, Elliot and Morrigan work in Precinct 1, which covers District Soho and District Chana. Elliot is homicide – to give you an idea of what they deal with, som data suggests that Glasgow has 3 murders per 100,000 occupants (Amsterdam was twice that – […]

C is for change

Change is something that is a constant in my books.  It sounds funny, but change makes compelling fiction, and change drives decisions. The biggest change for Elliot occurs over the course of Glass Block, while Harper’s timeline changes over the course of several books, as does Morrigan’s. I think what makes it all so intense […]