Time Trial Gets A New Cover

Time Trial CoverFeel Free to Judge This Book By Its Cover!

I recently participated in a project organised by Adrijus of RockingBookCovers.com, and here are the results. Adrijus was looking for some volunteers who had, let’s say, less than stellar book covers that would benefit from a remake. I jumped at the chance to get something a bit more professional for Time Trial, which I can honestly say I’ve never been too happy with. The results were fantastic, and I now have a cover that really captures the feeling of Sci-Fi Adventure that I’ve always wanted for my Timewasters books. I’ll be trying out Time Trial’s new outfit with a freebie day sometime this week so keep watching this space.

Price Drop: The Octopus of Suspense

Hey Guys, if you’ve been itching to read my short story collection, The Octopus of Suspense, (and why wouldn’t you be?) then it may interest you to know that you can currently grab it for the low, low price of 99c / 77p.

The Octopus of Suspense CoverThe Octopus of Suspense is a collection of eight little stories that will take you somewhere new. Exploring a range of genres, each story enters the world of a unique character. From the desk of troubled pulp writer, to a starship in the distant future, The Octopus of Suspense offers a surprise at every turn. Originally written for weekly release online, they have been revisited and expanded for this new collection. Each story is between 1000 and 1500 words long.

Amazon US / Amazon UK

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spider-man drawing

It has been a while since I’ve really sat down at the Graphics Tablet an produced a drawing, but I’ve been trying to get back into practice. I’ve always wanted to tell stories, but as a kid I was convinced I’d been making a living as a cartoonist. It has been a few years, and Spider-Man is more than a little out of proportion here, but I think it turned out pretty well for a quick job.

Pilot – A Short Story

Electronic BrainHey guys, it’s story time again. I know other updates have been a bit thin on the ground, but besides writing there hasn’t been much to report. Besides, I can usually tag any other updates on to the beginning here. I’m working hard to get enough stories together for a follow up to last year’s collection, but I enjoy writing these bitesize pieces so much that I think I’ll probably have enough ideas for another eight after that. 

I’ve been exploring Science Fiction again for this story. I haven’t written much about robots in the past, all the best ideas have usually been done, and I’m sure this one is no exception, but I have always wondered when a robot’s brain stops becoming a computer and turns into a mind. This story is about just that. 

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EDIT: Unfortunately, as this story has been published elsewhere, I’ve had to remove it temporarily. Sorry – Owen.