My name is Alex and I am a writer who decided to head off on adventures never-ending, leaving my home in Scotland on the eve of my 40th birthday, and seeing the sun rise as I passed high above the jungles of Burma.
Since then, I’ve lived in a number of places, always keen to find new things to add to my notebook, whether new experiences, cultures different to my own, new-to-me foods, and especially the unceasing wonders of nature.
My creative journey is moving towards an increased volume of fiction; this was always the plan but, like so many things, it takes time.
On this site I share all manner of things, as I do in my free newsletter, which goes out at least once a month and often contains links to free stories, review copies, and sales. Signing up is the best way to keep in touch, and to see what is new, where I am, what I have seen, and what I am working on. There’s no spam, just words and photos from me, at least once a month, sometimes more, especially when I have new releases to talk about.
If you like what I share here, and can afford to, have a look in the sidebar for ways to support this site, and me, or click here for more details. The best way, of course, is to buy my books, but I also accept KoFi and Paypal donations, BAT, and Coil. I suspect micropayments will become increasingly important for creatives in the coming years.
My fiction is principally divided between two series of works, The Lesser Evil, and The Greater Good. As you can probably tell, these are linked through themes and ideas. I like to sneak Big Ideas into my stories, wrapping important messages within a safe blanket of engaging story, addictive plot, and memorable, real characters.
The Lesser Evil is a series of fantasy novellas, stories, and novels, located within a world full of dangers, strange creatures, sudden violence and, very rarely, true magics.
By contrast, The Greater Good is set within our world, roughly at the time you are reading this. However, it is crucial to note that this doesn’t mean there is no danger, strange creatures, sudden violence or true magics. There are.
I also write about other things which interest me, whether the nature I am lucky enough to observe, the time I get to spend out in wilder places, or the places I travel through and live in. My current home base is in the French Alps, a place full of wildlife and mountains, water, and trees. I am currently updating my old posts from previous incarnations of this and other sites — when this is complete, I shall share an index of these, as they cover a wide range of topics, from trees to ghosts, Portugal to Laos, and beetles to wolves.
Finally, if you would like to find out more about me, then head here.