Jihad and Unheard paperback

Now we could be embarrassed by the total lack of promotion on my part.  In the complete silence of book news when, let’s face it, I’ve clearly written and released a second book.  We could even be embarrassed at the fact that I stated in a blog back in November of 2013 that I was

To an Apple Thief

You have no fucking clue how proud I was of that apple, We moved in last year and that whole front yard was gravel. It took us lots of time but we got to working, Digging and planting veg, while you nearby were lurking. We spotted it in Lidl, this pathetic looking tree, We knew

Indie Author Land Interview

As is the rite of passage for indie authors, my interview for Indie Author Land has been published, you can check it out here.

NaNoWriMo 2013 and a New Paperback

Hi guys, first of all, a quick announcement.  My first novel, Hudud and Escape, is now available as a paperback which can be found on Amazon.  It will also be available on Kobo and the Google Play store in about a week’s time, pre-orders are already open, why the wait?  Because Amazon locked me into

Review – The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly

I was quite lucky to receive the opportunity to read this one which is not actually out for release until October however I was given the privilege after Sophie Orme of Mantle Books (Pan Macmillan) tweeted out the simple question; “So who fancies a proof copy of Gold Dagger winner Tom Franklin’s latest incredible book

Review – Murder Begets Murder by D. M. Nelson

I found myself on the forum for Kindle Direct Publishing scrolling through the list of other authors self publishing.  I remember reading descriptions out loud to Heather and laughing as we went.  I’d start a sentence, “Jenna is found dead and Bill has to find who murdered her, soon the evil magic of her high

My First Novel, Hudud and Escape, Available Now!

Well, it’s happened, my first novel is available on Amazon right this second and what’s better?  It’s Free for the first 3 days.  Go download yourself a free book, you’ve nothing to lose!  Except for maybe your time in this dark Edinburgh crime novel for the 21st century. Synopsis: After escaping the ultra conservative and

Hudud and Escape, a novel by Andy Barratt

On the 4th of November, I spotted a strange term trending on Google+, “#nanowrimo2012”.  I had no idea what it was or how much I would find myself tagging posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with #nanowrimo after I found out exactly what was going on. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month.  The