A good day for The Gulp

It’s tough being an author, whether you’re indie or trad published, or a hybrid of both like me. But whatever kind of publishing path you follow, self-promotion is a huge part of success. We have to let people know our stuff is out there if we want them to...

SHADOW BITES – a permanently free sampler of my stuff

Here’s something for everyone! I’ve been meaning to get around to this for a while, and I finally found the time. On the one hand, I just wanted to give away something for free. It’s nice to be generous, right? But also, it’s often a big ask...

Books read in 2020

I won’t go into too much detail here, but it’s always interesting to look back and see what books accompanied me through any given year. I use the Goodreads challenge to keep track. I wrote a bit about that here, and how from now on I’m setting my...

Nostalgia magic.

Reading is a special kind of magic. I think it was Stephen King who called it a “uniquely portable magic”. Books are mystical portals to other worlds, they let us experience being another person, they permit travel without moving. It’s escapism, but...

Good reading over Goodreads.

Someone posted this on Twitter the other day and it really resonated. Me setting my 2021 goodreads goal pic.twitter.com/msvzN0h3z3 — Tiernan🎄 (@tiernanbe) December 5, 2020 Now, I love Goodreads. It’s primarily a reader space, but I’m an avid reader too,...

Welcome to The Gulp!

If you follow me on social media it’s entirely possible you’re already sick of hearing about this book, but I hope not, because I’m really fucking proud of it. I thought I’d talk a bit about what it is and how it came about. In many ways, The...