"Cave Diver" has won the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for the Best Unpublished Manuscript!


The prize is a publishing deal with Bonnier Books and representation with The Bravo Blue Agency in association with Tibor Jones. Stay tuned for more information!


''Cave Diver'' makes shortlist for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
‘Cave Diver’ has been shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize in the Best Unpublished Manuscript category!!! I am now working with literary consultant, David Llewellyn, to further develop the manuscript before the final judging. First prize is potential publishing deal with Bonnier Books!
"Cave Diver" submitted to the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript
(January 2020) I've just spent a month reworking "Cave Diver" for submission to this prestigious competition. Fingers and toes are crossed.



"Cave Diver" WINS the Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award in the 2019 Adventure Writers competition.

Wow! Just spent an amazing weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, meeting Dirk and Dayna Cussler, Jeff Edwards, Peter Greene, Robin Burcell, Jack De Brul, Landon Beach, Andrew Baldwin and many more great people. Find out more from the AWC press release.


"Cave Diver" makes top three in the Adventure Writers Competition 2019!!!


I'm absolutely thrilled to make it to the top three. As a finalist, "Cave Diver" will be evaluated for publishing by Stealth Books,  I'll get to rub shoulders with authors and industry types at the Clive Cussler convention in Phoenix, Arizona, AND finalist judge Dirk Cussler is going to read my novel!

"Dirty Blonde" under consideration for podcast serialisation.


Multi talented animator and artist, Jasper St Aubyn West (designer of the Simon Vespasian covers), has gotten in touch regarding serialisation and podcasting. It appears for fiction this is the way of the future. I'm really looking forward to listening to his pilot pod cast. Stay tuned for further details.



Big Title


Work in progress: NEW saga passes 100k word barrier!


The prologue and first three chapters for all seven characters have now been completed to the second draft stage. Projected length of Book 1 of speculative fiction saga is 300k so it feels exciting to get past the first third.  Now just 2/3rd's and 2 books to go...phew!



New cover for "Cave Diver"

Multi talented creative, Simon Mann, has created an amazing new cover for "Cave Diver" to celebrate the novel making the top ten in the 2019 Clive Cussler Adventure Writer's Competition. He's improved the 3D modelling of the Sen Toku submarine and added action and colour to capture more of the mystery and danger of Papua where the novel is set. Thanks mate it looks amazing!

"Cave Diver" Major reworking underway.
Working with David Llewellyn I am undertaking a major rewrite of the novel. 


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