Month: January 2018

About this new book of mine…

I hinted in my opening post about the involvement of dragons in my latest work, tentatively titled ‘Horla’. There’s no doubt these creatures have fascinated humanity for millennia. In literature, they have been variously portrayed as wise, helpful, intelligent and often the companions of children who believe in them as opposed to adults who either run …

Why Did I Wait So Long To Publish ‘Voyager’?

I was scared. There, I admitted it. I finished writing Voyager on 30th January. It’s now 3rd April. Release date is tomorrow. And I’m tense. Really tense. Fingernails gnawed to the quick tense. Anyone who’s done this on their own knows the feeling. What did I do wrong? What needs doing? Is the manuscript formatted …

The Indie Landscape – Watch Your Step!

Storytelling is the creative skill du jour. It is an increasingly common way for the ordinary people of the industrialised West to express themselves and their imaginations to the world at large. The rise of self-publishing and its tyrannical champion, Amazon, has given an unprecedented platform to those who want to express themselves through writing. Having cut …

Rackman is Back…man!

Hello, world!   Yes, the rumours are true. The writer formerly unknown as Carl Rackman has returned from self-imposed exile to reclaim his title as the second-best science thriller writer in his street. This winter I admit I have been elusive. After a seamless rise to self-publishing fame and fortune* I suffered a series of setbacks in …