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.
Huzzah!!

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: https://www.patreon.com/posts/15248003


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:

iTunes

Android

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:

iTunes

Android

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 Patreon.com 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

Trellis

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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Enter the Vault of Lovecraft

For some time (years) I've been meaning to put all my HP Lovecraft recordings in one place. I'm now in the process of doing so. Nine stories up so far, including the full length recording of The Colour out of Space. Click here to enter the Vault of Lovecraft


Artwork on all the stories is by Jon Cape. Music by The Laughing End, David Beard, and Andrew Rothman.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Catching Up

As usual I'm behind with my blog news. I tend to share things on Facebook and think I've finished, which is stupid because obviously not everyone's on Facebook, but still, it's the only medium that speaks back to me so I tend to prioritise it. My big mouthpiece there is the Sect Facebook group, so if you're not a member, you can join up here: The Facebook Sect

It was there that I shared this little bit of wonderful news.
... which is awesome! If you haven't listened to After the Plague yet, you can get it here: After the Plague by Mike Bennett

I really have to start updating here more often. The problem is, not much happens to me, so I don't tend to leap to my blog every five minutes to say so (that nothing has happened to me), so when something does happen, it's not my habit to share - as it is with Facebook - the news.

I'll take steps to remedy that. From now on, I'm going to blog anything interesting whenever it happens. But before I do, I should give you a few catch ups on things I've done recently and neglected to mention ...

Dracula, Episode 3, podcast now at Patreon

Underwood and Flinch Underground, Episode 19, ebook chapter now at Patreon

H.P Lovecraft's Beyond the Wall of Sleep, podcast available in my podcast feed and at Patreon

Underwood and Flinch Underground, Episode 19, podcast chapter now at Patreon.

Again, apologies for not keeping the site up to date. I'm changing my ways as of today :-)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Safe Danger: Skip Tramping

Safe Danger returns as I climb atop a skip with the intention of reducing the size of the pile of junk. Perilous? Oh yes.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time Correction

Doh! I got the times for the live Skype-in wrong. They should be 1pm Colorado, 12pm LA, 3pm NY, 8pm UK, 5am Australia. Check out @awhipp56 on Twitter at these times to join us.
Apologies. I'm blaming the time converter app ;-)