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Review of Toxic Minds by Gordon Bickerstaff

Review of Toxic Minds by Gordon Bickerstaff

Just sharing my little review of a fellow indie author’s work!


Most of you will know by now that I love to read fellow indie writers and give them a hand, as many authors have done for me too. I found Gordon Bickerstaff’s work through recommendation so I’m happy to pass it along, just as fellow authors do the same for me. Gordon and I entered no specific mutual review agreement.

The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

A book review!


Last year, I was honoured to be contacted by and interviewed by a fellow author, Nabila Fairuz. You can see her interview here on her blog, in fact. Nabila was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to Canada in 2009, attending university in Ottowa. A passionate writer, Nabila has recently produced her first novel, the Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar (which you can buy here at Amazon). She kindly gave me a copy to review, so that’s what I’m about to do!

Strange Matters New Printing and Halloween Sale!

Strange Matters New Printing and Halloween Sale!

Spooky and thrifty!


Yes, it’s that time of year again. Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Samhain, Ghostober, whatever you call it.

How could a self-respecting author of strange and sometimes rather dark fantasy not put his book on sale during such a time? When the veil between wallet and checkout is so thin?

You can grab Strange Matters in many eBook formats (including mobi for Kindle) from Smashwords RIGHT HERE, using code RK77F to get 66% off (that makes it $0.99 or £0.81). This offer is only on until the 1st November, so grab a new Halloween read to give you some chills during the strange nights of Samhain!

Strange Matters is a collection of short stories. I recommend ‘They Found Him Weeping’ for something on the horror end of the spectrum.

But wait! What if you like books in paper format? Strange Matters can’t get much cheaper via Amazon, sadly, but it can get and did will have got cheaper on Drive Thru Fiction!

That’s right, Strange Matters has now joined the independent online bookstore Drive Thru Fiction, part of the Drive Thru RPG network. Not only is it cheaper there (£6.49, compared to £8.99 on Amazon) but it’s also a whole new printing format, using Lightning Source. This version of the book has a gloss cover and it’s a chunk thinner and lighter. I’m really pleased with the quality- check it out!


Enjoy and have a good Halloween-