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I am a writer of all things supernatural, and some things not. In September '08 I decided I wanted to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. Since then I have gotten a Diploma in Creative Writing from Kilroys College in Dublin. I struggled to find a home for my stories until August 2010. Since then I've had around 70 stories accepted for publication from small presses such as; Pill Hill Press, Wicked East Press, and Static Movement. My first collection of short stories "Strings" is currently on sale, and my short novel Love's Curse is set for release late May 2015. I am determined to continue with achieving my dream and hopefully entertain you while I do. Thank you everyone, and I hope you enjoy my work.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My First Book Has Been Accepted!!!!!

Wicked East Press has accepted my collection of short stories for publication. :) :) :)

My Collection title: "Strings" contains 33 of my little gems, and is due for release Spring 2012.

I will post more info when we get nearer to publication. :)


2011 Pushcart Nomination

My story "Hell On Earth" soon to be released in the anthology "Earth's End" by Wicked East Press. Was nominated as one of their six nominations for the 2011 Pushcart Prize.

This is my first Nomination, and even though I might never win, it still feels FANTASTIC to be nominated..:)


Catch Up..

It's been almost a year since I last posted anything..:O But I haven't been sitting around doing nothing, I've been writing away and here is the publishing credits I've picked up this year.

"White Shadows" in "Pot Luck"
"Archania's Watch" in "Evil In Flight"
"Destiny" in "Cobwebs and Antiquities"
"Breaking Tradition" in "Halloween Frights Vol. II" (Which I received a Special Edition Hardcover for).
"Deep Sea Fishing" in "Monster Gallery"
"Ruby Red Soldiers" in "Ruby Red Cravings"
"Santa's Last Christmas" in "Christmas Fear 2: Unholy Night"
All of the above Anthologies are published under Static Movement

"Coming Home Is Never The Same" in "A Wicked Bag of Horror Tales"
"It Still Keeps Me Awake At Night" in "Short Sips, Coffee House Flash Fiction Vol.2"
"A Last Hope" in "A Fantasy Bag of Tales"
"The Only Place To Die" in "Read The End First"
All of the above Anthologies are published under Wicked East Press


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pill Hill Shootout:

I have signed up for a Shootout Competition over at Pill Hill Press, with a few of my good friends and writer buddies, Lorraine Horrell, Emma Ennis, and Charles Day. There is also another seven writers taking part, some of them I know, but haven't had the pleasure of getting to know yet, and some I don't.

The Shootout rules are:
All 11 of us get a Prompt (the same prompt) and have 1 week to write a story up to 3,000 words based on that prompt. All 11 stories will be put on Pill Hill's forum anonymously, and we 11 writers have one week to read and rate the stories.

That was one round, and so the competition continues for 4 rounds. After all the rounds have been completed, the scores are tallied up, and whoever has the most points wins a bag full of goodies from Pill Hill.

I'm really excited about this, it should be a lot of fun, and also a learning curve. It'll also be great getting feedback on my work from another ten writers.

Goodluck to all, can't wait to start. And have a blast everyone..:)


Story Acceptance's:

Well it's been a great start to the new year. I've had three stories accepted for publication..:)

Two of my stories titled, "A Father's Tale," and "Frozen Out," have been accepted by Greg Miller for Shadows Within Shadows, by Static Movement.

And after 5 months on the shortlist, my story "Old Billy, Old Friend," has been accepted by Jessica A. Weiss for Cutlass and Musket - Tales of Piratical Skullduggery, by Wicked East Press.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 Review:

I have been writing now for a little over two years. But, 2010 has been the year that's really got my writing career up and running.

Here is a rundown of my year:

91 Stories Submitted.
56 Stories Accepted.
35 Stories Rejected.
23 of those Rejections have turned into Acceptances when I sent them to a different publisher/editor, some with a little tweaking.
3 Stories I am still waiting to hear back from.
1 is Shortlisted.
1 Will be appearing in "A Wicked Bag of Tales," by Wicked East Press.

I got my first story accepted on the 4th of August, by Jessica A. Weiss, for "A Cup of Joe." Jessica was extremely nice to me and gave me a second chance after I messed up the submission guidelines. So a big THANK YOU to Jessica for being the first person to accept one of my stories, I'll never forget it!

Since then I've had stories accepted by Pill Hill Press, Static Movement, Living Dead Press, and Norgus Press. I also want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone there, without them i wouldn't have anything to write here, so Thank You!

Really, you could say that most of my success has been in the last 5 months. Either way, 2010 has been a great start to my publishing career. I just hope 2011 can bring as much success, if not more.

Happy New Year everyone, I hope it's kind to us all.

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