On the Wings of a Broken Mechanical Dove

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Without really planning to, I’ve been taking a bit of a break from the internet. I’ve been mostly ignoring social media, and completely ignoring the blog. In fact, I’ve barely used my PC beyond my daily writing. There’s a bunch of reasons but mostly it was about dialling back on the dumpster-fire that is the news and prioritising other things. (If we’re connected on Xbox Live you’ll have noticed quite a bit of game playing). I also had some technical difficulties with the website and my Solitary Mindset email. To cut a long story short, I got fed up with HostGator’s appalling stability and complete inability to explain what was going on or even provide a timeline for a fix. I moved the domain to a new provider (NameCheap) and got the site back up quite quickly but HostGator’s lousy service bit me one more time and the domain name transfer was stuck in tech support limbo for a few days which broke email. Everything’s hooked back up now so if you sent me an email at solitarymindset.com and didn’t get a reply you should probably send it again. Sorry. I do have some blog posts planned (including thoughts on … Read More

Out Now – Immersion Therapy

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I’m pleased to announce that my creepy horror story, Immersion Therapy, is now available on the Dead Oaks Podcast and they’ve done a phenomenal job. This is the first audio version of one of my stories, and I’m really impressed with how much care and attention when into producing it. Edward Whalen’s narration was excellent and the music (Creepy,” written and performed by Nicholas Critney and “Haunted,” courtesy of Purple-Planet) was perfect for this particular story. A HUGE thank you to Christopher Waltz and the rest of the Dead Oaks team for first accepting the story and then doing such a fantastic job on the audio. Draw the curtains, turn off the lights and give it a listen. Click here to listen My new series, Serial Killer Z, launches at the beginning of October but you can get a head start on Marcus Black’s story. I’m giving away a free prequel novella that tells the story of how the zombie apocalypse started, and Marcus’ part in it. It’s called Serial Killer Z : Infection, and all you need to do to get it is sign up for my newsletter here. As well as the prequel, you’ll get four other free books, plus a copy of … Read More

Get Over 100 Free Books

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I’m taking part in a massive giveaway at the moment – over 100 science fiction and fantasy books all available completely free of charge. Needless to say, I haven’t read them all but there are a lot of great authors in the mix. Just click here to get started. The giveaway ends on the 18th of October so don’t hang around. Sign up for my newsletter and get a year of stories, completely free. CLICK HERE to get started. [Get Over 100 Free Books by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 12th October 2016]

New Site

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I’ve just finished an update of the site. There’s a few things I still want to tweak but I think everything is working. If you see any issues, let me know. Now I need to go and write some cover briefs for my cover designer. And then writing. Lots of writing. Probably food before all of that though, it’s lunchtime. Sign up for my newsletter and get a year of stories, completely free. CLICK HERE to get started. [New Site by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 7th August 2016]

A Cartoonist’s Advice

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Zen Pencils has some excellent advice from Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson – well worth a read and particularly pertinent for me at the moment. I love Calvin and Hobbes, I really should pick up the complete collection. [A Cartoonist’s Advice by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 10th September 2013]