I’m on a journey

Quite a long one, as it turns out. It’s not easy to write a book and get it published, but I’m trying. I set up this website to document my journey. But I’m not the only one on a journey to pursue the things I love to make a living. I might be a long way off that dream at this point, but I have some friends who are already doing what they love. 

Friends who have been supportive of me in the past. Now it’s time to return the favour. Time for me to shine my tiny spotlight onto some of those people. (Especially at this current time with this Covid19 lockdown crisis!)

If you’ve come to this page, please take a look at the links below and click on through. It’s a pretty diverse range of people, products and services, but they all deserve your attention. 

And if you’re looking for ARTISTS, then use this LINK to hop over to their page. I put them on their own webpage to show off their wares!


Websites etc.

Brian is an old friend – way back in 2005 we used to shoot hoops together. He always showed a keen interest in photography and now does it for a career. And he’s VERY good at it. So good that when wifey and I got married in 2015 he was our official photographer and we couldn’t be more please with his work. Check out his website…he’s awesome!

She’s super friendly, witty, swears like a sailor and is guaranteed to make you laugh. Super helpful and chatty. She’s been a huge help for me with the ‘Songbird‘ books.
She has a romance/erotica book (Acts of Closure) coming out next spring, I think – I’m sure she’ll keep us posted! – so give her a follow on Twitter, and buy her book when it’s out!!

BJ is a joy of chatty fun. Easy to talk to, helpful and a writer of plot-driven erotica, specializing in the FemDom variety. Her books come with a Severe Content Warning!  B.J. Frazier books contain *plots* and *well-developed characters*”

Check out her website on the link below.
Quick heads-up!  It contains adult content, so be prepared!

Samii Jinx is an alternative model, who does some of the most awesome cosplay you’ll find on the interwebs! She’s also a dedicated cat lover!
What’s not to love? 😀
Check out her Facebook and Instagram on the links below.
Quick heads-up!  It contains adult content so be prepared!

To bring new works of fiction and art to light. To give people a chance to realize their dreams.
We want to make it possible for you to realize your dream. We want to help remove the roadblocks between you and getting your book published. We want to make the process feel easier and less overwhelming. We’re here to do it differently.

Back in 2012, wifey and I were involved with a zombie-themed obstacle course racing event. Through that, we met Dan Hayes. She runs Bleading Marvelous. It’s a fantastic web-based shop devoted to all things nerdy, especially horror related. It’s a literal treasure trove of geek related merch! Check it out on the links below.

I met Magnolia on Twitter, and she has quite the story to tell. 
She Slays Dragons is her true survival story and a window into how the US Military handles sexual assault and violent crime.
I’m looking forward to the books release. In the meantime, go follow her on Twitter and check out her blog, which is brave and insightful!

Hollow was one of the first people I met on Twitter and has been steadfast in his interest and support. Always fun to chat to about writing related matters, as he has an expertise in writing and editing.
He’s been an excellent sounding board for me. So, why not go and give him a follow on Twitter and check out his DeviantArt page for his editing services rates:

Welcome to Water Dragon Publishing! One of our primary goals is to create a publishing company where we treat authors the way we want to be treated as authors. We’re seeking your tales of fantasy and wonder.

Please see our Submissions page for more information about sending us your manuscript for consideration.

Zarra Knightley Publishing specialize in adult literature in a wide range of topics and kinks. From written word to art books, they’re interested in anything you’ve got to offer.

Please see their Submissions page for more information about sending us your manuscript for consideration.

Tilly is a mixed media artist from Cardiff, Wales, who sells her art through her Etsy page.
In her own words:
“A lot of my work is inspired by my collection of chronic diseases, nature and my love of colour!”
It’s good stuff, so click on the link below and check out her wares!

Book Links

So, I’m developing a little Twitter following. Among those followers are the wonderful people of the #WritingCommunity. They’re authors who, like me, are trying to get their work published and out there for everyone to read. 

Some of them succeed!  There are too many to put proper links on this page (like those above), so below I’m going to put in some links to their book releases! Please check them out. 🙂

Click on the HEADERS for the authors Twitter links, and on the piccies of their books to go and buy them!

Guy Leatherman steps into his closet and emerges in an alien body on an alien world, finding himself in the middle of the biggest conspiracy that the Charted Universe has ever seen! (SciFi/Satire)

‘Edge of the Breach’ – In a post-apocalyptic world where season of birth determines power, a man and a woman emerge from tragic childhoods to lead humanity on opposite sides of an inter-realm war.

‘Dead Heads’ – Detective Blunt has been murdered, rushed to the afterlife, and given a job to do. The Grim Reaper’s head is missing and Blunt has to find it. Sometimes all you can do is laugh. Welcome to Gloomwood.

“How To Make Sure Your Life Doesn’t Suck” – A Different Kind Of Guide To Navigating The Ups And Downs Of Life. This is not your typical self-help book. It was not written to stuff your head with more “to-do” lists, strategies, secrets that turn out not to be secrets, “woo-woo” lingo you cannot understand or relate to, techniques we all eventually give up on, or calls to just “think positive” 24/7.This book was written to help you look at your thoughts, your feelings, yourself, and your life in a fundamentally different way.

‘Your Children Will Be Next– In a dystopian future a society: living in a world taken over by artificial intelligence and technology. They have to fight for their position in this new world and survive the greed of mankind. Memories of a forgotten past world however cannot be buried with the bright lights and threaten to tear interwoven family lives and worlds apart, many through past mistakes, murder, grief, family secrets and a phantom possession

‘Bind Your Heart’ – A compelling coming of age tale of sexual ambiguity and awakening. When a shy new girl joins the local school she is unaware of the dramatic effect and turmoil her presences causes. A story charged with romance and sexual taboo, longing and loss. We follow the exploits and journeys of the heroes as they take their paths through adolescence, new freedoms and desires.