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Exclusive preview of JEKYLL’S MIRROR chapter titles!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Hi all

Only a few weeks now until my new psychological thriller JEKYLL’S MIRROR hits the shelves!

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You can pre-order the book by clicking this link, and as a taster of the scares to come here’s a rundown of the chapter titles:

1. Wrath & the Fire Girl

2. The Gorgon’s Invitation

3. Blazing in the Wasteland

4. The Devil Behind His Eyes

5. Gathering of the Four

6. The Experiment Begins

7. This Hungry Path

8. Reach of the Puppet Master

9. A Family of Liars

10. Through the Forgotten Ways

11 Hideously Human

12 Drawn by the Bad Man

13 The Boy and His Troll

14 Dark Revelations

15 Sam Inside the Mirror

16 The Face of Something New

17 Hyde Unbound

18 Secrets Told, Secrets Kept

19 A Curious Confession

20 The Talented Mr Tooms

21 They Are Here

22 Down Among the Monsters

23 Chaos Swarms

24 Retched Ratface

25 Tooms’ Gift

26 The Truth of Flames and Serpents

27 Into Madness

28 His Hellish Game

29 The Secret Potion

30 Sam Unmasked

A Fanboy Thrilled

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

 

Writers are big readers. They have to be. It’s something I always stress to kids when I do creative writing classes in schools – you want to be a writer? Then the first thing you have to be is a reader. A wannabe builder wouldn’t start his career without the guidance of an experienced mentor, and it’s the same with writers. We need guidance, someone to show us the tools of the trade and how to use them effectively. Unfortunately there isn’t an apprentice scheme for scribes. We can’t just pop round to our favourite writer’s house and ask to stand over his or her shoulder while they hammer out their words.  There’s really only one way a writer can learn his craft, and that’s by reading – observing from a distance the way in which experienced artisans ply their trade, picking up tips from a growing, often intuitive understanding of how words are put together. Then it’s just a matter of lots and lots of practice.

Reading a lot will inevitably lead to obsession with certain authors. (more…)