Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to George from The Many-Storied Building for nominating my blog for The Versatile Blogger Award.


Seven Facts About Myself:

  1. I frequently attend poetry open mic nights and performed alongside Graham Clifford for an event at the Wellington Literary Festival.
  2. I spend way too much time on the computer.
  3. I have a film review blog as well as a writing blog.
  4. I like going for long walks.
  5. I also enjoy baking from time to time (the inspiration for old Helen).
  6. I am a connoisseur of all things macabre, but I still like looking at cat pictures sometimes.
  7. I am secretly a monstrous creature from the pits of…I mean, I like cookies.

My Nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award:


Inky Wings

Sue Sable


Bloodrunsclear Hates Everything



Pizza Woman FREE today only!



Happy World Book Day! Today and today only, Pizza Woman for Kindle will be FREE. So get your copy today:



Happy reading!

The Ghost of Christmas Socks Available for Kindle


Little Louis Lumpton is excited about all the presents he’ll receive on Christmas…but he’s also dreading the arrival of his Aunt Laura, who gives him nothing but socks as a gift. However, one Christmas Eve, he receives a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Socks, who attempts to teach him that getting socks for Christmas isn’t that bad.

A short, 700 word story that should amuse kids, adults and anyone who’s ever hated getting socks for Christmas.

This story was my entry into Amazon’s recent “New Christmas Carol” competition. It didn’t win (congratulations to Mike Doodson), but I still would like to share it with you. The story will be FREE from today to Wednesday, but will cost £0.99/$1.33 afterwards.

Buy on Amazon US
Buy on Amazon UK

Also be sure to check out my other Christmas book, Reindeer, as well.