Hi there, I’m Col

I write stuff.

This is my website. This is where I live on the web. You’ll find links to my books, insight to my mind when I was writing them (not a pretty place), and facts about me. Some are interesting, most are not.

Now, the rigidity, structure and safety offered by the Conglomerate and its Corporations has provided another answer. One that a few disagree with…

REBEL DAWN

The Advents were to be Humanity’s saviour….

Historical records say the Advents just appeared. Millions of powerful ruptures in space providing a limitless energy supply. It took two galaxy-spanning wars for people to understand that humanity doesn’t do well with easy answers.

Now, the rigidity, structure and safety offered by the Conglomerate and its Corporations has provided another answer. One that a few disagree with…

Kidnapped, a graduate wants to believe he’s different…

Thrain Attandee has always wanted to know more than is good for him. More than is accepted as good for society in general, and someone has fed that hunger. Now, after pushing the authorities too far, he is snatched away to face something he never expected: the possibility of getting what he wants.

An ambitious associate just wants a normal life…

On the fast track to rise as high as her career path will allow, Morgan has her own life turned upside down as she reluctantly joins the hunt for Thrain. Working with the frustrating Mr Jones who seems thrown out of time, she will be forced to endure excitement and terror – things the Conglomerate seeks to contain. At any cost.

“The action is fast-paced and gritty with a humorous edge.” Justine, Amazon Review

Hi there, I’m Col

I write stuff.

This is my website. This is where I live on the web. You’ll find links to my books, insight to my mind when I was writing them (not a pretty place), and facts about me. Some are interesting, most are not.

Now, the rigidity, structure and safety offered by the Conglomerate and its Corporations has provided another answer. One that a few disagree with…

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Hi, I’m Col

I write stuff

Sci fi and fantasy mainly, with a side line in poorly constructed ‘About Me’ sections on websites. I live bang in the middle of the UK with my two kids and amazing wife who keeps us all in line. Occasionally, crap happens. That’s when I hit the trails on my bike. Pictures of me without my bike sharing the limelight are pretty rare. The rest of my life is spent at a keyboard, endlessly repeating myself to my kids (which is pretty much 90% of parenting), or occasionally dipping into a geeky TV show, some lego, or something connected to a marvel comic.

I fail often, but that’s why I’m a mountain biker. Even the falls are fun.

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Other Books

This is a web page for an author (me), what we’re you expecting? Just in case you’ve not seen the BOOKS link at the top of the page, you can find all my books here.

Twitter

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Work In Progress

I’m always writing. Family, day-job, starting a business, mountain biking, and  just-one-more-rank on Star Wars Battlefront all strive to get in the way. They fail. Mostly. Click the spanner to read about my WIP.

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Fancy an FBI style profile of my life history? Go speak to the FBI. Want some pictures of what’s important to me? Click on the little game piece above to be dazzled with images taken at funny angles to make them look hip.

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The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings

By Brandon Sanderson

I like my fantasy brimming with likeable characters, ever-increasing odds and moments of true heroism. A truly masterful work where story, legend and excitement have shacked up together and are living the life of dreams. I own the kindle version, the paperback and a signed hardback. Should tell you all you need to know.

So good it’s annoying

Dead Man

Dead Man

By Domino Finn.

One of the best Urban Fantasy books I’ve read in a long while. Pure escapism with a lead character who makes you cheer, face palm and chortle all the way through. The series is now on book four and the ride just gets more exciting.

The benchmark for my own urban fantasy aspirations…

Blog

Writing, websites and weather

Busy week. Just how we like them. And even better, it wasn’t busy because of day-job stuff (well, it was, but managed to contain that).

First up, website redesigned. Now it focuses on Constable, giving some background insight and offering my Sci Fi book, Memories Stirred, as incentive to sign up and follow. Hopefully a few people will find it intriguing enough to do so.

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Day One Entry: 21 Dec 2015

Writing Update

Change of plan. As hinted at, I’ve rewritten the opening two chapters of the story. First one considerably, second has been tightened up in terms of consistent characterisation.
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Day One Entry: 14 Dec 2015

Writing Update

Knocked out 400 words whilst the boy was at Ninja training (aka Tai Kwon Do lessons). Carried on the Ryso chapter, hoping to finish the pivotal scene (involving a key decision that will have significant ramifications for her and her crew), but I didn’t quite get there.

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