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 …

Disease X

In the research for my latest book, I uncovered some worrying aspects about the world today. Needless to say, today’s blog post will not be all candles and scented petals.  For some people, what I learnt would be enough to give them sleepless nights.  You see, sooner or later the world will be faced by a global pandemic that will …

Freedom?

You think you are free to go about your business. You think the country you live in is governed by effective laws and that your system of justice gives equality for all. You are wrong in that regard, but you can’t see it because the oppression sits below the surface, growing steadily, monitoring your every step.   One day it …