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 …

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 …