Sunday, November 26, 2023

Troubled Cities - My Collection of Short Stories

Troubled Cities. I've been preparing this collection of short stories for some time and it's now imminent.

'There are many troubled people in these cities. Troubled werewolves and fairies too, jostling for space, arguing with their families, running from danger, or just wondering where their absent lovers might be. Comprising eight short stories, one short autobiographical piece and five extracts from my novels, Troubled Cities serves as both a collection of urban entertainment and an overview of my writing career.' 

Cover by Simon Fraser

Saturday, May 27, 2023


I've been using TikTok, in an ageing author sort of way. I've made three simple videos, for my two Supercute Books, for Lonely Werewolf Girl, and for Suzy Led Zeppelin and Me. Despite my videos being completely overwhelmed and lost in the vast ocean of TikTok, I'm quite pleased at my efforts.

My TikTok videos are here.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Scenes From Author's Life

'Scenes From Author's Life.' New book, an old translation, and work that was terrible but paid well. Plus Japanese alcohol. OK, this isn't holding together very well. Never mind, carry on. The books are Supercute Second Future, just published, a nice German translation of Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving from around 1996 and Tank Girl, novelisation of the Film from 1994. With a bottle of Sakura Sarasara which is cherry blossom liqueur. Writing the novelisation of the Tank Girl film was an awful job. By the time they'd sorted out the contracts I had ten days to do it. Really. Still, it was lucrative so I wasn't complaining that much.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Supercute World

If things aren't going well, just disappear into Supercute World. Life is much happier there.

Supercute Futures: Amazon UK : Amazon US : Apple Books

Supercute Second Future: Amazon UK : Amazon US : Apple Books

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Supercute Second Future Now Published

My new book Supercute Second Future has now been published. This is the sequel to Supercute Futures.

Paperback is here on Amazon UK  and here on Amazon US.

Ebook is here on Amazon UK and here on Amazon US.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Royal Literary Fund

I recently received a grant from the Royal Literary Fund. I was very pleased about this. Like many other people, I've been struggling recently. Also, although my writing career has now spanned thirty-five years, it's probably the only time any British literary institution has acknowledged my existence. Major literary events are not clamouring for my participation. So I sort of felt validated by the award. I suppose I shouldn't need to feel validated but I did anyway. The Royal Literary Fund doesn't require you to make any grant they give you public knowledge but I'm mentioning it anyway because I'm grateful to them, and they were nice to deal with. Also, to let any struggling authors known that they're an institution who are worth applying to if you could use some help.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Supercute Second Future

Supercute Second Future, sequel to my last book, Supercute Futures, will be published soon. Around a month from now.

'Mox and Mitsu, owners of Supercute, have millions of dedicated fans all over the world. Supercute has grown into one of the world's largest and most powerful conglomerates. They now own their own weapons company and their London headquarters is protected by an advanced array of drones and missiles. Despite this, they're in danger again. An international force of hostile consortiums, armed mercenaries and artificial intelligences is conspiring to bring them down. Mox and Mitsu would much rather concentrate on their cute clothes and toys but once more they're obliged to fight to survive in their ruined, flooded, irradiated future.'