January 23, 2012
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2012

So the ABNA 2012 competition is finally open. I'm entering in the YA section this year, I entered the general fiction section last year with my one and only vampire story. Unfortunately, people are a little bit prejudiced against vampires these days, perhaps that's why I didn't get very far with it. I don't blame […]

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January 19, 2012
One Smile: A Short Story

Last year I made the runner up list in a short story competition run by Penguin Ireland. I've been thinking about maybe turning it into a novel. The title of the story is One Smile. Any thoughts, comments or critiques are welcome.

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January 15, 2012
Bloodrose and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Movie

So this blog will be dedicated to my thoughts on the last in Andrea Cremer's Nightshade trilogy, Bloodrose, and the American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie, which I went to see a few weeks ago and have been meaning to blog about.

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January 6, 2012
Thomas Emson's Vampire Trinity and more bits and pieces

I first came across the horror writer Thomas Emson back in 2008 or 2009 when I picked up his book Maneater about a kickass female werewolf, and his writing instantly hooked me. He has this style that's like a movie in book form, you can really imagine the scenes playing out in your head as […]

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June 25, 2011
Strange Fire - First Page

Title: Strange Fire Genre: YA Fantasy Word Count: 104,000 Chapter One The Story of Florence Vaine

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June 12, 2011
New Ventures and Writing for an Imaginary Audience

It has occurred to me that I am writing this blog for nobody at all, and it is absolutely liberating.

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