Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Cold Sun



Freedom Fiction were the first publishers to pay money for one of my short stories. The piece was called CARMEN and was based on the partly true story of a woman I met on the island of Ko Phangnan. Her name was Sim. Like the mobile telephone card. I changed the name of the island to Ibiza and Sim's name to Carmen.

I went on to publish several more stories with Freedom Fiction and two or three made it into their fantastic large format anthologies  

The editor recently contacted me to see if I had any more. I didn't. Working on finishing this novel called the Black Rose. In the process of writing the Rose I had to travel back to many dark places and settle some uncomfortable scores.

The Cold Sun I wrote straight off the bat and submitted back to the editor. Within 48 hours it was live on Freedom Fiction's site.  

Here it is.

THE COLD SUN

Monday, March 31, 2014

Free Flamingos

For a period of five days Amazon kindle are giving away James Newman's White Flamingo for free. So if you like serial killers, drug addicts, prostitutes, and flights of pure noir fantasy set in a vice-riddled city buckle up and enjoy the ride HERE



Sunday, March 16, 2014



Friend and blogger Kevin Cummings and myself ponder the Bangkok Night beneath a Chris Coles painting in Bangkok Bar. We spent the evening interviewing the artist.
Photo: Alasdair McLeod.