Guest Post: Story Settings by Gerard Bianco

Today I welcome Gerard Bianco back to the blog to talk about the inspirations for the settings for his short stories in his new collection, A Sharp Bend in the Road. Over to you, Gerard.  Hi Jane. Every literary work grows from character. But characters have to be somewhere. They have to travel from someplace … Read More →

Author Interview: Meet Glyn Timmins

Today, I’m honoured to have fellow writer, dear friend and former Detective Superintendent, Glyn Timmins, on the blog. Throughout his career, Glyn headed murder investigations and hostage negotiations all over the UK. He retired from Northamptonshire Police in 2012 and one of his final cases was the famous quadruple murder investigation which led to the hunt for the elusive suspect, Anxiang Du.

Glyn has now turned his hand to writing and in July he released his debut, an anthology of detective stories entitled, From the Diary of a Retired Detective. I thoroughly enjoyed Glyn’s anthology and definitely found a fresh voice in his poetic prose. He’s one to watch for the future to be sure! Let’s find out more about the man himself, his work and what he has planned next.


Hi Glyn! Great to have you on the blog today. First, tell us a bit more about your anthology.

Firstly, thank you for having me, it’s a great pleasure to be interviewed by you.

There are five stories in my anthology featuring the fictional detective Gary Farrow, the retired detective, whose diaries are the source of the book. Gary has recently been forced into retirement from his force’s murder squad. His plan is to make a living selling antiques under the guidance of his friend Mark Foster-Blythe. However, when an antique dealer of their mutual acquaintance is murdered in his own home Gary has to resume his old calling when he becomes convinced the police are on the wrong track to catch the killer. Dragging Mark reluctantly along with him they race north of the border and so begins their unofficial investigation into the murder of their friend.

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Anthology Release – Through the Eyes of a Storm

Well, I must preface this post with an apology. I’m a little behind the curve on this one as the book was actually released last week but hey, what’s a few days amongst friends? Yes, the long awaited anthology of Rainstorm Press authors’ shorties is finally here, and we’ve already received our first review on … Read More →

Cover Art Reveal – Through the Eyes of a Storm!

Finally, the cover art has been revealed for the Rainstorm Press author anthology, Through the Eyes of a Storm. I’m delighted that my shortie, After the Rain, will be included in this anthology and honoured to appear alongside such talents as Tammy Maas, Susan Dorsey, Tommy B Smith and Sakina Murdock. Here’s what Rainstorm had … Read More →