NEW DAWN is here!

Not everything goes to plan, and, well . . . New Dawn is now available to purchase from Amazon here!

I said it would be launched on the 16th, so I uploaded it today in the understanding that it would take a few days to clear the Amazon process—and it went live almost immediately! Oh well, it’s out there now . . .

It’s being launched at 99c/99p, so I’d be really grateful if you wouldn’t mind grabbing a copy. Even better, if you’ve enjoyed reading it on the blog, and enjoy the edited version too, I’d really appreciate a review. You can do that here. It only takes a minute.

Once again, thank you all for your immense support through this creative process. I hope you’ve all enjoyed it as much as I have. So what’s next? Another exciting announcement is due to come very soon indeed . . .

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the final release version of New Dawn. Did I mention that you can buy it here for only 99c/99p? Tell your friends, family, dog, co-workers, band members, neighbours—everyone!



A Thank-You And An Announcement

It feels like an age ago when I posted the first chapter of NEW DAWN. It probably was. And now it’s finished.


I want to start this post by saying thank you to everyone who joined me on the journey from the very beginnings of NEW DAWN, for the comments, well-wishes and advice given by all of you to make NEW DAWN what it is today. As much as an experience as it was for Jake on board the Athena, it has been for me in writing it, and it wouldn’t be what it is today without all your input, so thank you.


So I guess the big news is that NEW DAWN is going to hit Amazon on the 16th of February, 2016 at a launch price of 99p/99c. With all your comments, plus assistance from a few key people here, NEW DAWN has taken shape from the first draft presented to you on this blog to the final work due to be released shortly. I think you’ll all enjoy where the story has gone—needless to say, it has changed dramatically in some parts—and I hope that it has made the experience all the more rewarding for you as readers.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this journey from concept to publication as much as I have, and again I want to thank you for joining me on it. When NEW DAWN appears in all its finished glory, I would be immensely grateful if you could grab a copy, leave a review, and tell your friends and family to do the same.


Once again, thank you to all of you. Between now and the launch, I’ll be posting updates about the publication process, and from there—who knows. I have a few ideas up my sleeve that I think you’ll like.


All the best,




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New Dawn—My Next Novel

Hello all! First of all I’d like to thank you for your overwhelming support of Vessel—it’s doing well thanks to your early purchases and reviews, so thank you very much.

Further to that, I’d like to show you my thanks by inviting you to read the first chapter of my next novel, New Dawn. The premise (as it stands) revolves around a planetary geologist called Jake Brooks who sets off on a long voyage to New Dawn, a planet with possible suitability for terraforming. Everything is by the book, and should go according to plan, except for a last-minute change in crew who’s not who he seems to be.

The first chapter will go live in a moment. As with Vessel, it’s a first draft with a quick proofread, so any comments, suggestions, criticisms or whatever are all welcome. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy New Dawn.