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If you like dark fiction and poetry, you’ve come to the right place! And if you’d like a free read, scroll down to find a free download of my novella, Domnuill-dhu.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The books previously published with Silver Shamrock have found a new home and will be available hopefully in the not too distant future. I’m just waiting on paperwork. In the meantime, I do have a few signed copies – see Signed Books. This is pretty much restricted to UK – although postage abroad can be discussed

People are stopping, bodies halting regardless of situation or location. They are still alive but completely unresponsive, vulnerable statues utterly at the mercy of their environment. Unable to run from fire, some burn. Unable to return to shore, some drown. Unable to move from the path of a truck, some are crushed. Nor are you safe at home—unable to move, you starve.

Dr Alex Griffiths heads a research department in a university hospital. As more and more succumb to this strange affliction—including his own family—it becomes a race against time for his team to find an answer before they too are affected.

Humanity has been put on pause. Will it ever restart?


‘Deliciously creepy – a lock-the doors and turn-on-the-lights kind of horror story’ – Christina Dalcher, international best-selling author of Vox and Q.

‘A grisly, surreal examination of free will and the curse of heridity’ – Deborah Sheldon, award-winning author of Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories

‘A wonderfully terrifying story’ – Cindy O’Quinn, Bram Stoker nominated author


‘A superb novel’ – Jonathan Maberry, NY Times best-selling author.

‘Haunting folkloric horror’ – Laurel Hightower, author of Crossroads

‘Bloody, visceral, brutally descriptive’ – T.C. Parker, author of Saltblood, A Press of Feathers and Salvation Spring

‘An incredible novel’ – Coy Hall, author of Grimoire of the Four Imposters


Building on the superb Five Turns of the Wheel, this collection of short stories only cements The Weald’s position as one of the most terrifyingly ‘real’ locations in horror fiction.’ – Kev Harrison, author The Balance and Below

‘Unique and spectacular meld of fantasy, folklore and horror.’ – Kim Napolitano, reviewer

‘A blood-drenched, mesmerising collection of uniquely British folk horror’ – T.C. Parker.


In In 2017, my novella, Domnuill-dhu, appeared in the Bloody Heathers anthology published by Dark Chapter Press. The press folded not long after the ebook came out so it never made it into print. It has now been slightly revised and I have made it available as a free pdf download. This story takes place in the Scottish Highlands, where the clans have made a deal with Domnuill-dhu, the Devil.