Books I’ve been Reading: Snuff by Terry Pratchett

I’m a huge Terry Pratchett fan so I was extremely pleased to pick up “Snuff” last week. While I wasn’t so keen on Unseen Academicals, I was happy to find that Snuff felt much more like the the old Discworld novels I love. Snuff follows the continuing adventures of Captain Vimes, probably my favourite Discworld […]

October Appearances

In October I’m going to be signing books at: 01/10/2011 – Finchley Road Waterstones (in the O2 Centre) from 10:30 onwards. 08/10/2011 – Cambridge Sydney Street Waterstones from 10:30 onwards. 26/10/2011 – Bath Waterstones from 12:00 onwards. Also, I’ll be at both Bristolcon on 22nd and at the MCM Expo in the ExCel Centre on […]

August update

This month has been pretty quiet overall. I had signings at Bath, Alton, and Swindon Waterstones and nothing much else on the touring the country front. On the plus side, I’m going to be back in Bath Waterstones for the October half term which is great. It’s really nice of the staff there to arrange […]

Authors forum discussion

Authors, I’ve set up an area on my forum where we can discuss experiences of being an author (especially being a children’s author). Ideally, it’d be great to talk about and share our experiences of author visits/events, looking at what activities etc. have gone down really well and what methods you’ve found that have worked […]


I’ve added a forum page to my website. Anyone is free to comment in this area and ask any questions regarding any aspect of being an author or about my books or even books in general if they so wish! If there’s any topics you think should be there are aren’t just let me know. […]

Haywired: now available in the USA!

I’ve just checked the Barnes & Noble website as well as US Amazon and it appears Haywired is on sale over there now! Here’s the links if you’re stateside and fancy a copy: Fingers crossed I might be able to come over for a tour if there’s enough interest! Al.

Books I’ve been reading: July

I thought I’d start doing a post each month going over some of the books I’ve read and enjoyed recently. I read a lot and sometimes I come across books I should really let others know about. The first book I loved this month was Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears. I picked up this book […]

July Update

This month I’ve been pretty busy with one thing or another, which is all good fun. First off, at the start of the month I visited Rokeby School to tell them a little about my books and steampunk. I had a really nice time and the students were lovely.  Whilst there, I also met Anna […]

Abigail Larson images

I am delighted to be able to show you the first in a series of images artist Abigail Larson has created for the Haywired series: I’m extremely impressed by these and hopefully in the near future I’ll have more on display! Alex.

June update

Here’s a quick update with what’s been going on. May has been really busy! In terms of school visits I’ve been to St. Michael’s school in Maidstone; St. Jude’s school in Herne Hill; and Thomas A Becket school in Worthing. I had a really nice time in all of them! I’ve also been in lots […]

Busy few days

This week has been remarkably busy so far! On Monday evening I attended  Crawley Wordfest. It’s a literary festival in its first year and the passion for books was fantastic! I ended up going along to the bookswap evening that was hosted by Marie Philips and Scott Pack, two extremely lovely people. Also taking part […]