Before the Flood – finished and cover reveal!

  Well that took a bit longer than I was expecting, but finally … finally Before the Flood is complete and the cover is ready to be revealed. As always, it’s a fantastic piece from Spanish artist Borja Pindado, whose covers have adorned all the previous books in my Seraph series. I must say I […]


Best sci-fi and fantasy books August/September 2016

Heading for the beach and  need to escape the piercing glare of the August sun? Or more likely, need to spend some time indoors and hide from a rainy September? Never fear, here’s the second of my picks of the best sci-fi and fantasy books this August and September 2016. Don’t forget, if you want to read […]


Best sci-fi and fantasy books July 2016

It may have passed you by, but I write the regular Reading Matters column for the splendid Geeky Monkey magazine, which is pretty much an essential read if you’re a sci-fi or fantasy fan, or just love geeky/nerdy stuff in general. It’s a rare pleasure and a massive treat to combine my profound love of […]


Spring…

Bless me Father, it’s been months since my last confess…. I mean blog post. Time has indeed not so much flown as soared, but it’s been a productive period, although not strictly in a fictional sense. Well, I say that, but I’ve managed to crank out a new short sci-fi story Tolerance, for a collection […]


Dark Tales releases!

It’s part two of book release-a-geddon as I’m dubbing it, with the launch this week of my long cherished project, Dark Tales from the Secret War,  a collection of stories which mixes the terrors of HP Lovecraft’s mythos with mankind’s darkest, yet finest hour, the Second World War. Published by the awesome Modiphius, it features […]


The Cricket Dictionary launches!

In my never ending quest to publish at least a couple of books each year, I’m kicking off again with my long cherished and previously ultra secret sports project – The Cricket Dictionary, which is now available on Amazon in its first definitive edition. It’s been quite the marathon and quite a challenge too, a […]


The Crystal Void Illustrated launches and Bristol Horror Con readings!

Phew busy times at Houlihan towers as some long standing plots are finally coming to fruition. First up is the launch of a new illustrated version of my Napoleonic adventure, The Crystal Void, published by my good friends at Modiphius with art by the supremely talented Michael Poole. It’s got a brand new cover and […]


Bristol Horror Con and Cthulhu: The Beginner’s Guide

Here at the fortress of solitude, work progresses apace on a number of projects, which are finally, finally nearing completion. My long delayed and ultra top secret sports project is on the brink of being unleashed and it’s an absolute monster, having consumed far more of my time than I thought it ever would. Every […]


Gizmodo feature, self publishing, FREE book offer and much more!

Just a quick update on some ongoing things as the spring bank holiday finds me listening to the cricket and enjoying a long lazy coffee. Those splendid chaps over at Gizmodo recently let me loose to have a chat and writing, publishing and wotnot, check it out here for a guide on how publish your […]


Before the Flood, Mon Dieu and more!

And relax … well once again, best laid plans have gone, as the poet once delicately put it ‘agly’ and I find it’s been a few months since I last updated the site. But my sword has not slept idly in the meanwhile and ‘events dear boy, events’ have kept me most occupied as we’ve […]