Review: Sins of the Father by Sharon Bairden from Red Dog Press

A spectacular, genre defying, debut novel. A natural skill on display. An often tough, but ultimately involving story. This one will stay with you. Available to buy direct from Red Dog Press Sharon has written an astonishing debut, that is frankly almost impossible to review without ruining it. Nonetheless I’m going to try. Sins of … Continue reading Review: Sins of the Father by Sharon Bairden from Red Dog Press

Review: The Mermaid’s Pool by David Nolan from Fahrenheit Press

The return of Manc Noir. Fast paced, exciting, engaging, compassionate story telling of the highest order. Available to buy direct from Fahrenheit Press To note: I have reviewed The Mermaid’s Pool from an uncorrected proof kindly supplied by Fahrenheit Press. My paid for copy of the finished novel has been ordered. I was a big … Continue reading Review: The Mermaid’s Pool by David Nolan from Fahrenheit Press

The Mermaid’s Pool – A Q&A with author David Nolan

David Nolan’s second Manc Noir book, The Mermaid's Pool, is released tomorrow by Fahrenheit Press. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to read an advance copy and can tell you the follow up to Black Moss has been worth the wait. Its an exciting and tense read with an underlying anger and social conscience … Continue reading The Mermaid’s Pool – A Q&A with author David Nolan

Fighting for Life – Indie Publishing in Unprecedented Times

I’ve written versions of this piece a few times before, but it feels like now is the right time for a re-visit. Indie’s are struggling. A lot of industries are. But the ones that seem to be getting the least help are amongst the most important for our collective mental health. The entertainment and arts … Continue reading Fighting for Life – Indie Publishing in Unprecedented Times

Review: Black Light by Jo Perry from Fahrenheit Press

A noir response to the bizarre experience of 2020. Part thriller, part horror, part future shock sci-f, part monologue. Almost impossible to quantify. A very few copies remain at Fahrenheit Press. For those not familiar, Fahrenheit Press have this year launched Fahrenzine. An old school approach to publishing that owes a debt to the original … Continue reading Review: Black Light by Jo Perry from Fahrenheit Press

Review: No Direction Home by Nick Quantrill from Fahrenheit Press

A gripping short story to launch the latest creative venture from Fahrenheit Press. Available to buy ONLY direct from Fahrenheit Press. And only while the 100 hand numbered copies last. No e-book, no reprints. Available in a limited edition of only 100 copies, Fahrenheit have decided to launch Fahrenzine. An old fashioned ‘zine format, very … Continue reading Review: No Direction Home by Nick Quantrill from Fahrenheit Press