Writing 2018: Marching Onwards

(Geddit? Because it’s March? Never mind…)

2017 was a memorable year for me. Possibly one of the most memorable in my entire life. Either way, it was definitely one of the most transformative. It was a year of euphoric highs (including not one but two amazing trips to Cardiff, finally seeing the Foo Fighters in concert, getting to meet a whole host of famous faces, and landing my first ever permanent job) – but it was also a year of devastating lows. Sudden, unexpected, heartbreaking lows that, if I’m completely honest, I still haven’t fully moved on from. Nor do I expect I ever will.

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Penned: A Rub-a-Duck Story

Trapped a hundred years in the future with no friends, no direction, and no magical rubber duck to help him escape, Penn must scour the Earth in the hope of finding his way back home. Blighted by a curse of immortality and stalked by an eternal shadow, the path ahead promises to be a long and winding road…

Penned is a six-part series of short stories set in the Rub-a-Duck universe, chronicling the events that follow the conclusion to A Quack in Time. Featuring Christmas specials, excavations into literal and psychological depths, and an epic two-part finale, Penned dares to go where no duck has gone before.

Read all six chapters now!

  1. The Nutquacker
  2. Ruins of a Mastermind
  3. Quackdrophenia
  4. Eternoël
  5. Rich in Heart
  6. Rich in Spirit

Short Story: Penned #5 – Rich in Heart (Part 1 of 2)

Stalked by an eternal shadow, Penn is thrown into a deadly confrontation and forced to make an impossible choice. Damaged by a broken heart and a broken spirit, can he trust himself to do what’s right in the moment of truth?

Download: Penned #5 – Rich in Heart (bookfold)

Penned will conclude in “Rich in Spirit”, releasing on 25th February!

Coming Soon: Penned – The Final Chapters!

“Who wants to live forever?”

Stalked by an eternal shadow, Penn is thrown into a deadly confrontation and forced to make an impossible choice. Damaged by a broken heart and a broken spirit, can he trust himself to do what’s right in the moment of truth?

Age-old mysteries are finally revealed as a grand army rises and a terrible war is waged. With the past, present, and future hanging precariously in the balance, only one thing is for certain: darkness shall fall on the day the ducks align…

Penned will conclude in the two-part finale, “Rich in Heart” and “Rich in Spirit”, coming later this year.

Penned: The Story So Far

Need to catch up on the entire Penned saga to date, or just want to relive the last year of Penn’s adventures all at once? Then I’ve got you covered! The first four exciting chapters – from The Nutquacker all the way to Eternoël – can now be experienced in one handy, dandy bumper-length 100 page collection! As an extra special Christmas treat, I’ve even thrown in a specially-written Prologue chronicling Penn’s previous encounters with the magical rubber duck. This truly is the most definitive way of reading the whole Rub-a-Duck story so far…!

Download: Penned – The Story So Far (Chapters 1-4)

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Short Story: Penned #4 – Eternoël

“I wish it could be Christmas every day…”

Christmas has finally come for Penn. As snow and cheer begin to fill the frosty air, the lone wanderer is miraculously reunited with a long lost friend who strives to remind him what the festive season is all about.

But can happiness truly ever be eternal for somebody who never grows old…?

Download: Penned #4 – Eternoël (bookfold)