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First chapter reveal for In His Words – Book 2 of the Sin-Eater Collective

In the 13-months since I began working on In His Words, it’s undergone so many changes it’s almost a completely different novel to the one I originally envisioned. Character changes, point of view changes, the climax. None of my original idea is there. I learned a lot writing this book. More than I expected and much more than I learned writing Book 1 of the Sin-Eater Collective, Confession Despite the challenges, detours and hiccups along the way I’m really pleased with how it all turned out. And now that I’m only 4 weeks away from launch date I’m eager for readers to come along on Kevin’s journey. It’s bloody, and gory, and Kevin isn’t the most reliable narrator you’ll ever come across, but I think it’s fun. To celebrate the finished product, I wanted to share with you the full first chapter of In His Words. If you like it, it’s available for pre-order on Amazon at the following link: And now, without further gilding of the lily, here’s Chapter One of In His …

Confession – Release Date and Cover Reveal.

So, It comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever read this blog or even glanced at it on the way to something better that I intended to be a novelist. A storyteller. Today, I can announce that my first self-published eBook, Confession, will be released on digital platforms on Friday, March 13th, 2020. I had planned on doing it in February, but come on, who’d give up publishing a horror novel on Friday the 13th? Confession is the story of Sydney heiress Emily Lee. The only survivor of a house fire that killed her parents and brother when she was only 10 she has been raised by her maternal Grandmother ever since. After the death of her Grandmother in a household accident, Emily begins to experience sightings of her Grandmother and the badly burned ghost of her brother Marcus. As Emily is pushed to breaking point by her dead family members, her girlfriend Gabriella, her local parish priest, Father Eugene and the family physician, Doctor Becker struggle to keep Emily from shattering into …

It’s been a while…

Well  it has been a while. Not since I wrote a blog, I did that yesterday, but since I wrote a blog that focused on why Writing in Shadows was created in the first place. I started this blog several years ago to write about the process of writing. Back then, as a young whipper-snapper of 40, I had dreams of writing a novel. Maybe a movie. Perhaps a series. Definitely more than a shopping list.

2017: A Year in Drag.

As well all know RuPaul’s Drag Race is the best television show in the history of the universe. Nothing has ever come close to the power, the majesty, the raw emotion of 13 hungry drag queens pushed to levels of exhaustion rarely seen in the modern world. It’s like Gladiators, only with wigs and heels.

Too many words.

When I was a young boy at school we were taught to describe, using lots of words, when we wrote stories. Essays, stories, reports, everything was done to a word count. Padding became second nature and as an adult ‘would-be’ novelist, it’s a trend I’ve continued.