My Writing

  • Available in digital format: ANGEL, a novelette. The first episode in the ‘Charity’s Shop’ series.

Book Cover of 'ANGEL' a novelette. Episode 1 in the Charity's Shop series.
ANGEL on Smashwords
ANGEL on Amazon


  • My young adult novel Gwithyas – Door to the Void will be published in 2018, by Kristell Ink
  • My next novel: ‘The Calling’ is under construction – and the title may still change!



Angels in Charity’s Shop

Yes, I’m a lazy blogger. I fear that will not change. I’m less lazy as a writer though, and I have recently sCover Charity Angelelf-published a little novelette: ‘Angel’, the first episode of my new series ‘Charity’s Shop’, which, you guessed it,  takes place largely in a charity shop. Not in an ordinary charity shop, of course. This particular shop is in the small Welsh town of Llerhyfedd, and there’s something odd about it. Something to do with, possibly, magic. Or ghosts. Or witchcraft.
Or perhaps just with a lack of organisation.

Meanwhile my novel ‘Gwithyas- Door to the Void’ has had a bit of a delay after a typesetting issue. That issue is now resolved and the book is mightily prettily typeset. It should be almost ready to be published, so I assume it’ll be available soon.

I’m still working hard on my big project: ‘The Calling’ but that one is far far from finished.

‘Charity’s Shop’ is my quick-and-easy new little series. Quick and easy for me to write, and quick and easy for you to read. I intend to publish a new episode every four months, and the first one, ‘ANGEL’  is now available on Amazon and via Smashwords.



I write novels and short stories, mainly in the genre of speculative fiction. A quick online search offers me the following definitions of this term:

1. Speculative fiction: a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements.
2. Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella genre denoting any narrative fiction with supernatural or futuristic elements; this encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction, science fantasy, and superhero fiction, as well as combinations of the previous genres.

My first novel, which will be published later this year by Kristell Ink publishing, falls neatly in that category. It’s kind of horror, but not really. It could also be labelled paranormal fiction. Or even dark fantasy. At least, that’s what I think.

Obviously once the book is out I will announce that on this blog, with digital drum rolls if I can find any, and I hope you’ll buy it, read it, and enjoy it. If you do, perhaps you can let me know how you would classify ‘Gwithyas’- Door to the Void.

Here’s the ‘blurb’, and a glimpse of the cover art.

Zircon Gwithyas just wants to be a normal teenager, preferably one with a girlfriend. If you’re a spotty nerd with glasses as thick as jam jars, that isn’t easy.
It’s even harder when you live in a derelict manor on a haunted hill with a bunch of spooky eccentrics for a family, and the object of your affection is an irritable sword-wielding college student.
It becomes virtually impossible when you are dragged into a dark, chaotic semi-reality where your moderately-deceased ancestors expect you to save the world from a horde of grotesque demons with a fondness for torture.