Monday, July 27, 2015

The Colour out of Space Ep 3 at Patreon

Episode 3 of my reading of H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour out of Space is now live on Patreon for patrons of $1 and over. I also check in with patrons and share my news and plans for U&F Underground. Get your ears on now at Patreon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blood and Smoke Q&A at Patreon.

I finally pinned my wife down to doing the U&F Blood and Smoke Q&A with me. We used two microphones and two computers, which gave us an interesting sounding end result, but the Q&A content is all good. Questions provided by Patreon sponsors, and exclusively available at Patreon for patrons of $1+  Download it here

And speaking of Patreon, some people have reported difficulty fathoming the new play / download arrangements at Patreon, so I made a video to help illustrate how to do it :-)

Accent Tag

So there's this thing on Youtube where people read a list of words in their day-to-day accent. I thought I'd join in. Here's the result ...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Five Plus and Ten Plus Podcasts at

Two new podcasts for patrons at the $10+ and $5+ levels at
A little bonus for my higher level chums.

Five Plus Ep 1: Who is the One? A peek inside my head to explore the key question in One Among the Sleepless.

Ten Plus Ep 1: Completely random stuff. Wayne and Keith pop in, "What's in my Dry Goods Cupboard?" and an anecdote involving a sports injury. 

Blood and Smoke 7 - Planetwide!

Hello Listeners!

The voyage of Underwood and Flinch now resumes in my public feed, courtesy of my sponsors at This podcast consists of two original Patreon episodes (7 and 8) now joined together to make just one episode (7).

It's been a long time since we were in the company of Lord Underwood. The last time, you may recall, he ended up in cave following an explosion ... ? Actually, I can't say too much because the unaffiliated will start crying "spoiler!", but don't worry, I do give a brief recap on the podcast for those of you who can't remember what the devil's going on.

Here's a direct download link.

If you want to re-listen to the original 6 episodes, you can do so - for free - at my Creations Page at, from which you can also download them (see bottom of this post for individual links).

Once this podcast has completed in my public feed, the whole thing will be made available from as a complete audiobook.

On the podcast, I also give a shout out to John Mierau's Official Patreon Podcast, in which John talks to various creative peeps - including podcast superstar Mur Lafferty in Ep 4 - about the secrets of their success. John also has his own Patreon page for his Serving Worlds Podcast, which is a must for all Sci-Fi podcast fans.

Other links:

Hall of Mirrors: The Breakfast Service

The Colour out of Space Episode One

Blood and Smoke Episode 9 (though will the next episode and re-named "Episode 8" next month)

After the Plague 1 (my Zombie story) 

Blood and Smoke 1-6 at Patreon (Currently without music, but that'll be added when the final edited versions get to Podiobooks).

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Colour out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft: Episode One

Hello there. I've been in Ireland this week visiting friends and family. I had a very nice time - so much so I managed to break my glasses. Not quite sure how it happened, but my suspicions rest on the pet of one of the families we visited; a dog who enjoys chewing stuff - shoes and glasses being among his favourite snacks. Since I couldn't interrogate him sensibly, I gave the suspect hound a hard stare, but he remained inscrutable, giving only the odd woof, and licking my face cheerfully (perhaps wondering where the specs had gone?). 

But then again, there was wine going around, so maybe I sat on them. It's a mystery.

Anyway, upon my return to England, I superglued the specs together long enough for me to record the first episode of H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour out of Space, then they blew apart under the pressure of all the cosmic horror. If you don't know the story, trust me, it's a cracker; a little slow to get rolling, but definitely one of HPL's best.

The story is currently a Patreon exclusive for everyone at $1 a month and over. And for anyone who's not signed up to support me at Patreon, it'll be in my regular podcast feed later on this year. But why wait? One buck a month - it's less than a Mars Bar! You know you want it ... Get the Colour out of Space Episode 1 right now.