I’m a journalist, writer, editor, blogger, copywriter and general jack of all writing trades. My work has featured in lots of consumer magazines, and a handful of business titles, as well as countless websites.
I’ve written three novels: The Unexpected Vacation of George Thring ,Killing Dylan, and 46% Better than Dave, which are both published by Raven Crest Books.
When I’m not writing novels, I work as a Senior Copywriter for a marketing agency. You can see some samples of that here.
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Just purchased your book via amazon.
I was first attracted to it by it’s cover,it’s something i do often,then after reading the description i asked my Wife to it buy for her spare kindle for me to read later.
The description reminded me of another book Callisto by Torsten Krol,another book i chose by it’s cover.My Wife read your book before me and agreed with me.
Thanks for your comment. I hope you’re enjoying the book. I haven’t read Callisto by Torsten Krol, but the description on Amazon looks very intriguing. I’ll be sure to check it out.
Hi Alastair, I am currently reading all about George Thring and his adventures. I’m halfway through it and I must say I am enjoying it immensely. One of the best books I have read for a long time and I am an avid reader. I hope you will write a second novel in the near future.I love your so easy to read style of writing. Thank you for this entertaining, funny book.
Regards Neil (Perth Australia).
Many thanks for your kind words. I’m pleased you’re enjoying the book and all of George’s adventures. I’m currently working on a new novel – all new characters, but in a similar comic style. Hopefully should be finished soon and (fingers crossed) out some time this year.
Hi Alastair, have just left you 5* reviews on Amazon.com and co.uk for Killing Dylan – I loved it! I’m just moving towards publishing my own first book and wondered what your thoughts are on your publisher – can you email me please? Many thanks and I’ve just bought ‘George’ having read the first chapter on here! Best Graham
Many thanks for your comment. I’m really pleased you enjoyed Killing Dylan – thanks for the review. I hope you enjoy reading George as much.
Great to hear that you’re close to publishing your own book. What sort of book is it? And what it is called? Do you already have a deal lined up with a publisher? It all sounds very exciting, and I wish you all the best with it. There’s nothing quite like seeing you own work in print – and no feeling quite as nice as people taking the time out to send you nice comments and tell you how much they enjoyed reading it. My two novels were both published by Ravens Crest Books – a fairly small independent publisher, but very professional and I have a great relationship with them.
All the best and I wish you every success with your book!
Many thanks for your reply – not started George yet! I have been in touch with Dave at Ravenscroft and he has a sample of the book to review. I have also contacted a few agents and got a positive rejection! He liked my writing and ideas but felt he couldn’t place it because it’s a ‘political thriller’ and people are bored with them – not sure I agree but it was nice to nearly get there! The book’s called Double Take and here’s the blurb:
Freelance photographer Nick Sharpe knows it was pure luck when he captures a photo of would-be Conservative party leader Alan McDonald arguing with a woman in a hotel car park. But before he can capitalise on it, he learns that the woman, a newspaper reporter, has been brutally murdered.
He shares the photo with the police and McDonald is interviewed, but soon another man is convicted of the crime and Nick can do nothing with the mysterious picture.
Two years later, Nick is taking photographs on the night of the general election; his subject is Alan McDonald who is about to become Prime Minister. When reviewing his work the next day, Nick notices a familiar face in the crowd …the murdered reporter.
I would love you to read it if it sounded interesting! It needs a final edit (or 2) but it’s almost there!
Best for now,
Alastair – have literally just this moment finished George Thring and bought Dylan. Enjoyed George (and his friends and enemies) enormously – you have done the rare thing of creating a believable comic world, just as Wodehouse did. In fact PG’s characters would see George as a kindred spirit, and PG would recognise you as a fellow spirit. Congratulations. I look forward to starting Dylan.