Here we go again…


Exciting news. My new novel will be hitting the shelves soon.

It’s written, edited, proofread and I’ve sent the final draft to the publisher. Thankfully the good people at Raven Crest Books liked the new story, and I’m pleased to say it will be going into production soon. No firm details on the publication date yet, but watch this space for further details on when you’ll be able to pick up a copy.

It’s called Killing Dylan. And just to whet your appetites, here’s a brief synopsis of the plot:

Freddie Winters is a disgruntled, sardonic, failed crime writer. He spends his days lamenting other writers’ success, in between overstaying his welcome in coffee shops, setting up his own, fake book signings, and sneaking into literary festivals uninvited.

Freddie’s old friend, Dylan St James, turns to him for help, fearing that someone is trying to kill him. But who could it be? And why? Begrudgingly, Freddie agrees to use his own limited detective skills to find out what’s going on.

As he begins to investigate, he uncovers a long list of suspects, a catalogue of crazy behaviour, and a truly bizarre motive for murder. With the killer still on the loose, can Freddie figure out who’s behind it before they can finish the job?

If you enjoyed George Thring you’re sure to love this too. Don’t forget to keep checking back for updates.


Video Interview

I was recently interviewed by local website Crawley Happy Times.

You can watch the video below and see me talking about the book, how I wrote it, where I got the inspiration from, and how I managed to get it published.


Or you can see the full interview here

George Thring goes on sale

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The Unexpected Vacation of George Thring is now available to buy on Amazon. It’s available in paperback and you can also download it for your Kindle.

It’s been a bit of a slog to get it to this stage, but I’m thrilled to say that the book is now finally on sale. I’ve loved writing it, and all the other bits from editing and redrafting to selecting the cover design and everything else involved in getting it to this stage. Huge thanks to Dave Lyons at Raven Crest Books for taking a chance on my silly novel and helping me get it out into the world.

I hope you enjoy reading it. And if you do, make sure to leave a positive comment on Amazon.

Get the book here

It’s a done (book) deal!


Bit of a belated post here, but I just wanted to share the news that after around five years of writing, several months of editing, a heck of a lot of pitches to agents, publishers, friends of friends and anyone else I could think of, I have at last found a home for my first novel.

And so *drum rolls* I can announce that The Unexpected Vacation of George Thring will be published soon by Raven Crest Books. Big thanks to Raven Crest’s Dave Lyons for thinking enough of my work to publish it, and all his help and support so far in the early stages of getting it out there.

Okay, so I probably should have gotten around to announcing this sooner, but it’s all been very exciting and there’s already been loads to do. The book is currently away being edited, and I’m looking forward to getting it tidied up and ready for print. We’ve already looked over quite a few cover designs, with loads of great options to pick from, and I think we’re close to picking the final cover.

Not sure yet about a publication date, but hopefully the book should be on sale in just a few weeks. Check back here for further details.

And if you want to find out any more info, please head to the official George Thring Facebook page and like the page.