Update – January 2018

I’m pretty pleased to have completed the 12 Short Stories in 12 Months challenge and received by bragging rights badge! It is such a lot of fun and free. So, if you are up for the challenge, you can take a look right here and sign up for 2018! Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can!

So, I’m updating you here after quite a year. A year where I didn’t actually publish much (except the short strories – which I love doing BTW!), but I did make progress in a couple of areas and 2018 looks like it will be a most interesting year.

During 2017, I created a small publishing company at Mellow Publications (the website is only in it’s very early days, so no link provided!), to share my work with and already have two writers signed up. They have novellas (around 26,000 words) already written and will start publishing during 2018. Between them, I believe they will have 10 books available to their readership during the year, so it’s going to be a really busy time!

I will continue to write short stories and I’m determined to get a few of them pulled together all in one little book and have that out there by the end of 2018, via Mellow Publications too.

For non-fiction, I have a few management and leadership books available now and you can see them here.


Works in hand, as yet unpublished.

‘City Girl‘, works really well. I really enjoyed this short story and with a few tweaks will make a cute Contemporary Romance. I think I will share that with someone who will rewrite some of it during 2018 and maybe make it fit my plans for the year. I have someone in mind!

From There to Here‘ still sits on my desk, fully printed out. I think I will also share this with my rewriter during 2018. It is still the story of a restless professional mid-20s woman who seeks adventure and travel, finds and loses love only to realise that sometimes, things come full circle in the end.

‘The Story of Isa’, a medieval adventure that was my first effort at a novel and whilst I enjoyed every minute of it, I found I didn’t have any real idea of some of the critical technical aspects of writing. Probably for the doorstop.

‘Red’ is a modern crime thriller set in Kansas (I think!). Concept good (or so my editor tells me!), but needs work. I have a plan for a series on this in years to come.

Martin