Another new year on Wattpad. When I joined I never thought it would be such a regular part of my life!

If you are new to my profile, then welcome! My main work is A Very English Necromancer, an ongoing series about a 30-something English man who somehow falls into life as a death-defying wizard. It's at times funny, at times dark, often serious and contains more references to peeing than most things on Wattpad! I hope you enjoy.

The Open Novella Contest 2019 helped me write Gods of Death, of which I am also quite proud. A self-contained 40,000 word story about a man and his impish companion chasing through Hell with a big sword and peculiar mission.

The tail end of 2019 saw Aim to Engage, a flash fiction competition that had me writing 67 (count 'em) 500 word shorts for your delight, each from a different prompt - find them in Aiming to Engage.

And that's it for now. Other stories have come and gone, but these are the ones that stuck! 2020 will bring a new novella for ONC3 in February / March and when that's done, A Very English Necromancer Volume 3 will start.

Thanks for reading!

*** A Very English Necromancer: Reading Order ***
A Very English Necromancer - Volume 1
A Very Necromantic Christmas
A Very English Necromancer - Volume 2
A Very English Zombie Horde (part of the Aiming to Engage short story collection)
Another Very Necromantic Christmas
A Very English Necromancer - Volume 3 (mid 2020)
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Hello friends!I’m pleased to let you all know that I won 14 of the 67 Aim to Engage prompts. I’m really pleased with the achievement and want to thank everyone that read and enjoyed my work for the...
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