Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Into Darkness


Available at Amazon

New Release!

In post-apocalypse America, one woman will become a legend.

Darla Griffiths is a riverboat captain, giving rides to tourists on her steamboat out of New Orleans. When a devastating solar storm cripples the grid and leaves the local nuclear power plant close to meltdown, Darla is one of the few people who can safely evacuate the citizens of New Orleans before it is too late.

But when anarchy reigns and a hurricane threatens the city, Darla and her crew must risk their lives to save others, and Darla will be forced to confront the darkness of her own past, and the deadly secrets that imperil them all.

Into Darkness is the first of a new series of adventures on the Mississippi River from the author of Solar Storm. Contains moderate language and graphic action scenes.


Currently available for pre-order on the above link. Goes live January 29th, just in time for the weekend. Since the pre-order doesn't have the look-inside function, I've included the sample first chapter below.

Saturday, 22 August 2020


I first published this novel, under a different title, back in 2012. It was my first published novel, titled Even The Dead Dance To Live. No, I didn't understand the concept of marketability at the time. It was intended as a gritty, realistic space adventure, but I got a little carried away. For the realism I spent months researching conditions on the planets and moons in our solar system, and the proposed scientific and engineering ways of being able to live on them. For the grit, I pored over accounts of the Lebanese Civil War and life under the Mexican cartels. Turned out to be a little too gritty for some people's tastes. More Tarantino-in-Space than Star Trek.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

EMP effects on Nuclear Power Plants

If a Solar Storm shut down the grid, how safe would we be from nuclear power plant meltdowns? Not very, it seems.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Solar Storms

Solar storms are both fascinating and frightening. They're a natural phenomenon that we can't control and they have the potential to wipe out many of the gains of modern civilization. But what are they?

Sunday, 3 November 2019

The Road Runner

Plymouth Road Runner - Wikipedia photo by Bull-Doser

If you've read Solar Rising you'll be familiar with Packy's Road Runner. If you haven't read the book yet, spoilers ahead.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

So what now?

I haven't written much in this blog over the past couple of years, but I plan to write more updates and articles, and I'd like to begin with my plans for the next few books.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Solar Rising Is Out Now

Solar Rising, the fourth and final book of the Survival EMP series, is out now for pre-order. Get it now while it's just 99c.

Rick Nolan's family and friends have survived the Solar Storm and the horrors that followed, but they're not out of the woods yet. They now face their greatest challenge.