Happy new year

It’s 2013 and though everything feels quite familiar – the crazy new year marking zone in which I go bug-eyed and forget to shampoo – some things have changed.

This time last year I’d found out that Killing Daniel was going to get published but still wasn’t out there. Now it is. There’s been two launches (one freezing both attended in dresses and with thanks to all the people who made them merry). There’s been all sorts of faffery with Amazon and the distributor, making getting hold of the actual book actually tricksome. But still, this will be fixed soon and it is still available in ebook, on Book Depository, ibooks and all that. Oh, and also from the publisher. There’s about to be a new, shiny on-line Unthank shop too, I’m told. This is good.

New readings upcoming this year, more details soon. One of which sees me returning to Wigan, where all the disgruntlement and grit that made me a writer began…

I’m a guest editor for the Australian journal SWAMP. Reading submissions for the next issue as we speak (well, not quite).

And John Rutter named Killing Daniel as one of his books of the year. Lovely.

Follow me on goodreads if you want to keep up to date with reviews and whatnot.

Killing Daniel


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