Societal collapse

Any fan of apocalyptic horror fiction knows that, when TSHTF modern civilisation will collapse in on itself. The state will turn against the people, and the people will band together and either wall themselves off or become roaming band that feed off the survivors. In this time of COVID (which isn’t apocalyptic, but may be dystopian) it might be worth …

The First Seal

Some of you have noticed there is a new book out. Some of you have even read it. Thanks to those who took the risk. I’m nearly three books in and I’m still trying to figure out where the idea for this book series came from. Some authors sit down and plan meticulously how their characters and plot will develop. …

Thoughts on the apocalypse 1

This blog post contains flawed opinions, biased viewpoints, and egregious generalisations. You have been warned 😉 You will notice I haven’t been blogging much the past month or so.  This is due to a recurrence of an illness that is basically forcing me out of my day job. I think it was time anyway.  I’m spending most of my time …

Why apocalyptic fiction?

So I got asked today why everything I write is end of the world sh*t. I had to think about that because at first, I didn’t have an answer.  I think, however, I write it because I read it.  Don’t get me wrong here, I like to read other stuff (Koontz, King, Child and Baldacci for example) but the books …

The problem with Zombies

The following contains mindless twaddle that many people will disagree with.  Please remember this blog post is just one opinion.  I am more than willing to accept when I am wrong because I often am 🙂 So what is the problem with zombies? When they first started, zombie movies, in particular, weren’t really about “The Undead”… they were about Voodoo.  …

The ways of writers

Have you ever wondered where story ideas come from? Take a novel, for example, a collection of words that make up stories that some people hopefully find enjoyable.  We’ve been telling stories since we created language. so its only natural the art of delivering those stories improves year on year. It is safe to say that the old publishing model …

Suffering

Despite all the good things that can come with life, your existence is basically suffering.  We have made things better for humanity than even a hundred years ago, technology taking much of the hardships out of everyday life.  But all it takes is one health crisis to see just how tormented we still are as a species.  And I include …

An interview with author Doug Goodman

For the first two weeks of April, Severed Press writers are conducting a series of interviews. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I’m sharing as many of them as I can. What makes them all so interesting is getting inside of people who write creature features and monster books. Today I am posting my interview of Doug Goodman, …

The latest Zombie Horror

My latest zombie horror has been published by Severed press When the infection hit, 7 billion people never stood a chance… Scientists told us the dead would never walk the Earth. They were wrong. They call it Lazarus. A virus so deadly that it kills and resurrects virtually everybody it infects. Bangkok becomes the first city to fall to the unstoppable …

Fear

It sneaks up on you unawares, slipping through your defences like a hot knife through organic butter.  Not the fear of the primal beast (the lion or the tiger) but the fear that the gaggle of unwashed faces on social media will look at you and roar their condemnation. I write this from the experience of a heterosexual white male….fear …