The nature of evil

Warning – this post if filled with biased and flawed opinions. If you feel yourself getting triggered by something I have said, ask yourself why you would voluntarily give me that power over you? There is no absolute truth here, just the random musings of a barely sane mind. You can’t really have apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction without an exploration …

Procrastination

There are a load of spoof videos on YouTube at present, showing GRR Martin procrastinating. There are also a host of memes about it, which reflects the disappointment of the fan base. Every time someone moans about GRR Martin not finishing his books, he eats a strip of bacon. Look, I don’t know why he hasn’t finished his Game of …

The cracked veneer

A lot of horror (at least in the books I have read) revolves around a world within a world. There is the everyday normal reality that we all experience, but in horror, this is often a veneer hiding a different truth that is obscured from mere mortal humans. There are exceptions to this rule of course, zombies being one of …

The ether

Where do authors get their ideas from? I keep getting asked this, and you know what, I have absolutely no frickin idea. My first proper book (there were some before this, but let’s not dwell on those lol) was Cobra Z, which actually started as a screenplay. One day I woke up with the image of an aircraft carrier on …

The Seventh Seal

It’s been a hell (lol) of a ride Did I think I would be able to write 7 books in less than 10 months. No, but the last book is done and is winging its way through the ether to the editor. Once it’s back it will be up on Amazon within a matter of days. So mid to late …

It’s a conspiracy

The internet is useful for many things, some of them good, but a lot of them not so. One of the latter aspects is how rife the internet is with conspiracy theories. From JFK to 9/11 there are thousands of website, blogs and books that proclaim to have the TRUTH about the world. There is a basis to some of …

The Antichrist

A few months ago (actually pre-COVID) I woke up one morning with a thought. What if there was a secret sect of Catholic assassins running around ridding the world of demons. That initially morphed into the idea for a short story, hence Inquisitor Wrath (ASIN : B084B1TZ2V). But then I got to thinking. If demons were a story, what about …

What COVID 19 taught me about governments

As an apocalyptic author, the scenarios I write about unfold in a fictional world based upon the present reality. It’s important to me that my worlds have some semblance of truth. So whilst, say, a zombie virus will never inflict humanity, the way governments might react to that virus has to be based in truth. There are three overriding scenarios …

On the question of zombies and other mystical beasts

One of the things I’ve noticed with social media over the last year or so is that it has become progressively more toxic. No matter what you post, there seems to be someone, somewhere who will take offence or just feel the need to post sh*t in response. Twitter seems to be the land of the “I’m offended” crowd, whereas …

Happiness?

The following blog is filled with biased opinions and ridiculous generalisations. It’s inane, full of concepts so misguided as to make the very God’s weep. It’s not even opinion, instead more like the perverse ramblings of the insane. If you allow yourself to become offended by anything I say, take that into account and ask yourself why you are letting …