Major changes and additions to the site
14 May 2018: I'm switching the site over to WordPress hosting. Loose Id closed last week, and all of my Loose Id titles are out of print, so I'll be updating all the pages for the books as part of the move. It'll take a little while, so parts of the site will be out of date.
26 January 2013: Updating various pages for the re-release of First Footer as a standalone ebook by Loose Id.
12 January 2012: What little there is of the Syndicate honeymoon story is now on the site as a free download. Two chapters and some scraps of notes are now available for your reading pleasure.
10 August 2008: Added series information page for Lord and Master series.
10 August 2008: Added excerpts for forthcoming novel Lord and Master 2: Taking Work Home.
9 August 2008: Added the novelette Old Age Creeping Over Me, from the Lord and Master series.
9 August 2008: Added a draft details page for forthcoming novel Lord and Master 2: Taking Work Home. Includes cover art, ISBN, link to publisher website, and draft blurb but no excerpts yet.
16 June 2008: Added the short story Flight of Dreams, from the Lord and Master series.
13 June 2008: Started redesigning the site, with new CSS and some changes in the pages. Ongoing work...
29 November 2007: Added excerpt for forthcoming novelette Yule.
26 November 2007: Added a draft details page for forthcoming novelette Yule. Includes cover art, ISBN and link to publisher website, but no blurb or excerpts yet.
22 October 2007: Added a page of background material to the Dolphin Dreams pages.
1 October 2007: OFFSITE: Short story And if I offered thee a bargain published at Forbidden Fruit.
29 June 2007: Added reviews of Chaz Brenchley's Outremer series to my Amazon fiction reviews.
8 March 2007: Added draft printable list of my fiction to the Fiction section. Warning: the html still leaves something to be desired.
31 January 2007: Added cover art and publisher link to Lord and Master.
21 January 2007: Added a draft details page and unedited excerpts for forthcoming novel Lord and Master. No cover art or publisher link yet.
2 November 2006: Added cover art and publisher link to Dolphin Dreams.
11 October 2006: Added a draft details page and unedited excerpts for forthcoming novel Dolphin Dreams. No cover art or publisher link yet.
31 May 2006: Added my Baycon 2006 con report to Ramblings.
14 May 2006: Added review of Ricardo Juan-Carlos, photography by Phil Flasche -- Photographing the Male - How to photograph the male form in action and repose to my Amazon non-fiction reviews. Added review of Arthur C Clarke -- 3001 The Final Odyssey to my Amazon fiction reviews.
Reorganised my book reviews written for Amazon and added reviews for Reginald Hill -- Arms and the Women, Reginald Hill -- A Pinch of Snuff Reginald Hill -- An Advancement of Learning, James White -- Dark Inferno (also known as Lifeboat), and Reginald Hill -- A Clubbable Woman
The site revamp goes on, with lots of minor updates, and cover art thumbnails and review quotes added to the Fiction index page.
2 May 2006: Major revamp of the section for The Syndicate, including adding a lot of background information to the entry page, moving the information for Volume 1 to its own page, and adding a page for the omnibus paperback.
28 April 2006: Added another excerpt for First Footer.
Added some BarnesandNoble.com purchase links for my own books and books I've reviewed. I'll be adding more every so often. (There are already amazon.com and amazon.co.uk links.)
23 January 2006: Added a details page and excerpts for Buildup: Pulling Strings, the second novella in the Buildup series.
1 January 2006: Added a page to Ramblings for my blurbs and comments for other books from my publisher, Loose Id.
1 December 2005: Added a details page and excerpts for First Footer (to be published in the A Kiss At Midnight anthology).
28 November 2005: Added a contests subdirectory to the website, including a page listing the standard prizes for contests and prize draws on mailing lists and at chats.
1 November 2005: Added a second excerpt for Spindrift 2: Ship to Shore.
26 August 2005: Added a details page and excerpt for Spindrift 2: Ship to Shore.
15 June 2005: Added my con report for Writer's Weekend 2005 to Ramblings.
This page is now called the Site Updates page. "What's new" was rather too easy for people to mistake for the blog page.
The Fiction index page has been revamped.
18 May 2005: Added a details page and excerpt for Spindrift.
22 March 2005: Added a details page and excerpt for Buildup: Mindscan, the first book in a planned new series.
13 March 2005: Added a details page for Four Leaf Clover, the new book in The Syndicate series.
1 February 2005: The page layout for the site is changing. There were a lot of internal page navigation links and section labels that were normally hidden in a CSS browser but displayed in a text-only browser, something which allowed me to provide useful extra navigation options for people using certain accessibility browsers without cluttering up the display for the majority of browsers that didn't need those links and labels. Google is now penalising sites that use invisible text, which probably explains why my site now appears at the bottom rather than the top of certain search results. So I'm taking those links and labels out. Able-bodied text browser users will probably thank me for a better-looking page. My apologies to anyone who actually found them useful. They'll be gradually disappearing as I update pages.
31 January 2005: There's been a draft version of the Fiction Bibliography up since before Christmas, but I've now put up what is currently the finalised version. This should be where you'll find links to the individual pages for books etc.
6 December 2004: Added another review to the Brag Book Page for The Syndicate 3.
4 December 2004: Added a page with the first review for The Syndicate 3 to the Brag Book.
1 August 2004: Added a blurb for Volume 3 of The Syndicate, plus some minor changes to the other pages to reflect the change to a new publisher.
20 April 2004: Review of the Big Finish Dr Who CD The Fearmonger added to Ramblings.
8 April 2004: Review of the Big Finish Dr Who CD Storm Warning added to Ramblings.
31 March 2004: added my report on the total solar eclipse, Cornwall, 11 August 1999 to Ramblings.
30 Nov 2003: minor additions to links page.
10 Oct 2003: updated Kaldor City overview.
4 Sep 2003: Reviews of the first four Kaldor City CDs added to Ramblings.
28 July 2003: Added the short story Keeping Warm to the downloads page for The Syndicate.
25 July 2003: Review of the CD The Actor Speaks 1 - Gareth Thomas added to Ramblings.
24 July 2003: Short story A Trifling Affair added to the fiction downloads page. Started accessibility alterations.
9 July 2003: Review of the CDThe Actor Speaks 3 - Jacqueline Pearce added to Ramblings.
May 2003: Local Manners story added to The Syndicate page.
March 2003: Information on volume 2 of The Syndicate added to The Syndicate page, minor updates
August 2002: Five years on the Internet, and I finally put together a website.