Thursday, August 2, 2018

U&F Underground 42 / Dracula Chapter 10

Two new podcasts out this week. In my public feed you can hear my reading of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Chapter 10. If you're not subscribed, you can do so by adding this link to your podcast app:  

Also, at Patreon, I've just posted Underwood and Flinch: Underground Episode 42.  I say! That's 42 episodes of UFU for just $3! That's the cheapest big audio book you'll see this month, I'm sure. 

The beginning of the month is the best time to sign up to Patreon, as you can enjoy a whole month of listening for just $3. And if, at the end of the month, you decide you want to opt out and not pay for another month, you can! But why would you want to? U&F Underground is still in progress, and I guarantee you won't want to leave. Sign up today, and when you do, be sure and make a note of your personal RSS code and add it to your podcast app. That way you can get the podcasts streaming straight to your phone with no fuss.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Glitterballs Reaches Episode 5 at Patreon

Glitterballs, my situation comedy written for TV (that those fools at the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 turned down back in 1996) now reaches its fifth podcast episode at

In this latest episode live music promoter Tom finds himself stranded alone in a snowstorm with the secret love of his life - Dave's mum. An episode that oozes sexual tension ... sort of, Glitterballs 5: Snowbound is available now at Patreon for patrons at the $1 a month level and over. And if you bump that up to $3 a month, you can access 42 episodes of the ongoing Underwood and Flinch podcast adventure, Underground. Get in!

"Glitterballs is probably the funniest unproduced '90s TV sitcom about a live music venue ever podcast. Hilarious!" 
Mike Bennett, author of Glitterballs.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cosmic Rebels Con in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland.

I did a reading at Cosmic Rebels Con in Enniscorthy, Ireland. My audience was small (2 people), but hey, that's not bad for a total unknown (which is what I am in Ireland). I had a nice time all the same. My audience (Madeline and Pauline) was charming, the convention itself was great and the weather was wonderful. I even got arrested by Judge Dredd. Huzzah!!

The convention continues today and tomorrow at the Riverside Hotel, Enniscorthy. So if you're around, drop by. It's a fun day for all the family.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

After the Plague Begins in My Podcast Feed.

Hi there! Yes, many of you will have heard it already, but many won't have. And so I'm going to start podcasting my zombie apocalypse story, After the Plague, into my public podcast feed

If you have heard it, you can listen again (it stands up to a second listen) and you haven't then be warned, listener discretion is advised on this one; in an apocalypse, people can be rather unpleasant.

Listen / download

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MB featured on Ken Scott's Website.

Author, Ken Scott, has just published a great piece on his recent discovery of my work. It's a big deal for me when another author digs any of my books, and Ken is not only a very prolific writer (he's written or collaborated on 25 books, several of which have reached the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller List) but he's also a professional writing coach. Pretty cool eh? 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Yule Among the Sleepless

It's Christmas at Patreon! I'm writing and podcasting a return to the world of One Among the Sleepless. Not a sequel, and definitely not a novel, but simply a chance to catch up with some of the surviving characters and find out what they did next. 

Episode One of the Yule Among the Sleepless podcast is available now, exclusively at Patreon, for patrons paying $1 a month and up.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Glitterballs 3 at Patreon

If you're a Patreon patron, I've just posted the complete episode of Glitterballs Ep 3: "Pants: 5 Degrees Centigrade". It's 57-minutes long and full of Nineties music venue goodness. Check your podcast app now, or click here for a direct download:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dracula Episode 3

Episode 3 (Chapter 3) of Bram Stoker's classic novel is now available from my podcast feed, which you can subscribe to my feed by clicking one of these links:



RSS for any reader

Or you can listen or download the episode by clicking this link

Oh, and stay tuned to the very end to hear an old promo I once did for Underwood and Flinch from about 2011. Very exciting.

And in case you're new to my work, you can find Underwood and Flinch here:



RSS for any reader

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dracula at Youtube

As you may know, I've been reading Bram Stoker's Dracula over at Patreon and I'm now podcasting it, chapter by chapter, into my public podcast feed. But I'm also releasing it, chapter by chapter, at Youtube. Here are the first two chapters ...

Underground Episode 31 at Patreon

The latest episode of Underwood and Flinch: Underground is now available from for patrons at the $3 per month and over categories.

Sign up and get straight into 31 episodes of Underground today. Patreon will give you a personal RSS feed that you can - nay - really should - add to your podcast app. This will then deliver the podcasts straight to your phone ... or whatever else you use to listen to podcasts. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wedding Bus Ride

I was recently over at a wedding in England. As part of the day's celebrations was a ride on an open topped bus, which was very enjoyable ... even the low flying branches.

Friday, June 2, 2017


This afternoon I've been out in the garden putting up a trellis. I don't enjoy DIY (hence the angry face), especially anything involving drills, hammers, nails ... which pretty much covers the whole DIY spectrum. 
Anyway, after a bit of a struggle I managed to fix the swine to the wall, and it's pretty solid, I'm happy to say. Look at me there in picture two, all delighted with myself.
Now all I need is a few plants to grow on it. That'll be picture 3 ... I'll get back to you in a few months with that.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bram Stoker's Dracula. Chapter One.

I'm returning to free podcasting with the first chapter of Bram Stoker's Dracula. I've been reading it at Patreon for a while where I'm now up to Chapter Ten.

I hope to get some other stuff out to you as well as Dracula in the coming weeks and months, but for now, click the player below to play Chapter One, and click here to add my RSS feed to your podcast app and get new episodes as soon as they go live.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

UFU 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 28, and 30 - now at Patreon

Doh! Once again I have let my blog / website slide, and I realise that news of no less than seven episodes of Underwood and Flinch Underground haven't been posted here. Sorry about that, I guess it's the commentless world of Blogger that makes me forget this is - potentially - a thing people look at. Anyway, I'm renewing my pledge to start posting again. I'm going to start treating this like the blog it is and start posting stuff about what goes on in my life, no matter how pedestrian or unremarkable it may be. But that's all to look forward to. For now, it's enough to say that Underwood and Flinch Underground Episode 30 went live this evening at Patreon ($3 a month) and I think it's one you'll really enjoy.

And in blog news, I had a pasta-pesto meal for dinner, which was very nice. And my freezer has a lot of frozen comfrey in it, which I use on my fractured finger. The finger is most likely healed by now, but it's still got a very swollen knuckle that the comfrey seems to be bringing down ... or maybe it's just time doing the mending without help, I don't know. But I like to think the comfrey is playing a part.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Underground Episode 22 is Now Live

Underwood and Flinch Underground has just reached 22 podcast episodes at Patreon!

Appearance in the local press.

I got a mention in the local Wexford newspaper, the Wexford People

If you saw the piece and have navigated here to check out my wares, click here or on the tab above headed "Podcast Audio Books" for links to all my free podcasts and audio books, including the post-apocalytic zombie story After the Plague and my vampire novel series Underwood and Flinch. Happy listening :-)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Herbert West and Azathoth enter The Vault of Lovecraft

Just a quick note to let you know that Herbert West: Reanimator (full text) and Azathoth by H.P. Lovecraft have entered the Vault of Lovecraft (that's the new podcast with all the readings I've done since 2007 in it, just in case you missed my previous blog entry).

Cthulhu suggests in the politest possible manner that you share news of the Vault with any of your Lovecraft-loving chums. Link to it on Facebook, Twitter, What'sApp or whatever other social media device you use. Otherwise mankind will be destroyed ... he says.