Where the Wounded Trees Wait in The Darkest Battlefield
Friday 30th November 2018 saw the release of a new anthology of World War 1 supernatural tales entitled THE DARKEST BATTLEFIELD. It includes my novelette WHERE THE WOUNDED TREES WAIT, which was inspired by my own trip to the battlefields of the Somme in October of last year.
The story is about the 38th (Welsh) Division and their baptism by fire at Mametz. It switches from diary entries of a soldier during wartime to the story of his psychic granddaughter and her attempts to be with him on the battlefield at his time of passing. It's inspired by my great grandfather who actually fought in WW2, but was profoundly affected by the German life that he took which haunted him right up to his dying day. I'm really proud to be part of this book.
The Kindle version is available here, with the paperback version following in March of next year.
Regarding current projects, most of my spare time is being taken up by writing stories for a potential 2-author collection with my friend and fellow writer Frank Duffy. It's currently an untitled project, although the stories I'm writing for it have been inspired by my day job - a family worker for the council.
I also need to write a couple more tales for another collection of my fiction - working title WE ARE THE VOID - which I hope to complete by the end of next year. I'll also be chipping away at the novel, so I have plenty to be getting on with over 2019...