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The Firebird update and the coming collection

The Firebird update and the coming collection




Some people may be arriving here after already noticing this, but I’ve re-released the Firebird novella.

Primarily, it has gone live on Smashwords for the first time! This is very exciting for me and I’m looking forward to their judgement regarding letting me distribute it to their wider markets.

Also primarily (!), it now contains both an updated version of the Firebird with some minor editorial tweaks, plus three extra pieces of content. These are short stories I’ve shared before (British Gods and Saturday’s Child), and a poem I’ve shared just this week- Thornback.

These versions are polished and pretty and have been added to the Firebird to create a kind of sampler for the upcoming collection. You know, the one I’ve been hinting about for ages. Eagle eyed readers may have spotted that the title ‘Strange Matters’ has been revealed, but I’m not going to expound on that yet, as it’s something of a soft launch at this stage. Expect a release date very soon!

Don’t forget you can follow me with the links at the top of the site to get informed pronto.


To business: on Smashwords, I’ve made the sample stories free. You can go and grab them right now if you like.

Amazon is less flexible in that regard, but I’m working on it. However, those who have already purchased the book (and my massive thanks again) should be able to get an updated version with the additional content for free. This isn’t something Amazon does automatically, so I need to tell them to do so. It’s going to take a few working days, but do let me know if you don’t get it (or grab a .mobi from Smashwords).

Right, I’m off to tweak things and make sure I fully understand the process before publishing Strange Matters.

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The Firebird is now available!

The Firebird is now available!

That’s right, my first foray into self publishing has happened.


‘The Firebird’ is one of the short stories from Splinters of Truth, the collection I’ve been harping on about for a year.

For the duration of today and tomorrow (22nd – 23rd September), The Firebird will be free to buy on Amazon! Go on, then. Fill yer boots.

While Splinters is taking longer to edit than expected, I wanted to get The Firebird out now, as a kind of introduction or teaser. Therefore, I’ve used the cover art I had made to go with the former to publish the latter as a standalone novella.