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Willesden Herald International Short Story Prize - Results & Book Launch

Tonight I will be here:

Can’t wait to meet the other shortlisted writers and hear the excerpts performed by The Liars League. Spending the night in London and doing some art galleries on Thursday so expect a post about the evening and the results once I get back. 17 more words

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Comic Books, Sureallism, Titles and Other Writery Stuff

I’m over at Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s blog today, on the final stop of my Looking Out of Broken Windows blog tour, talking about finding titles, finding time to write, fitting stories together and the more surreal elements of my short fiction. 314 more words

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Lit Pub review of Looking Out of Broken Windows

The Lit Pub review of Looking Out of Broken Windows went live on the site yesterday. Reviewer Christopher Allen totally gets the book, which is perhaps understandable as he is the Metazen editor who first published two of the stories in the collection, Baggage and Ultrasounds I,II and III, way back in 2010. 286 more words


LOoBW Publication Day

It’s finally here. Today my debut collection of short fiction is officially published. Looking Out of Broken Windows is my first book. Way back in September and early October 2012 it started taking shape as a Scrivener file made up of all the stories I thought might make a decent enough collection of my work to submit to The Scott Prize: 213 more words


LOoBW first review

The first review of Looking Out of Broken Windows appeared online yesterday. It’s on Bookcunt’s brilliant blog, which, if you haven’t yet had the pleasure, is a mix of book reviews and book related memoir posts. 162 more words


It's In The Detail

We watched him work his way across the forecourt sealing cracks in the tarmac. Cars passed, sometimes a truck. No one stopped.
Handing him the room keys, he wanted to know, ‘Where next?’ We told him, talked about the box garden out front, wanted to know about the herbs and spices, vegetables he was growing, his reminders of home, and then asked if it was all right to leave the car in the forecourt, we wanted to walk to the Diner for breakfast. 167 more words

Street Life

A Couple of Stories Free For Download

I’ve been thinking about my stories and how strange it is that these small fictions that I’ve been working on have slowly gotten longer and longer and longer. 233 more words