Author Archives: J. S. Collyer

The Nights Are Drawing In….

…the temperature is dropping, leaves are changing colour. Halloween is approaching. I always associate this time of year with stories and reading. I read and write all year round, of course, but there’s something about the long evenings and the … Continue reading

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SciFi, Romance, Drafting & Grafting

Greetings all. A general update on all my various goings-on. First off, I had a simply wonderful weekend at Scarborough Science Fiction festival in April, as usual. Thanks so much to readers old & new as well as fellow fanatics … Continue reading

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It’s the most story-filled time of the year

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the stories associated with it. It’s a time when we all re-visit many of their favourite stories, films and books. The comforting familiarity of these classics that, for many of us, have been with … Continue reading

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‘Life Cycle’ performed for #WordsAloud

Here’s a wonderful video of some lovely people performing my short story ‘Life Cycle’ at Lancaster Fun Palace’s event ‘Words Aloud’ at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster. So nice to hear it out loud, a completely new experience and most welcome. … Continue reading

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I do enjoy a bit of cross-genre fun

Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now! So let’s settle down with something on the spooky side of crime fiction. Here’s the first of this week’s special selection of chilling thrillers, exploring the mysterious hinterland between hardboiled noir and … Continue reading

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Lancaster Event – The Orbit Series Turns 3. Book signing and CAKE

It’s hard to believe buy 3 years ago this month Zero, book 1 in the Orbit Series, launched. To celebrate that and the two sequels that have followed, I’m teaming up with Alternative Clothing and Gifts Store Ahoy in Lancaster … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! Just a quickie. First off, CoxCon was so amazing. Thanks to John and Gen and all you wonderful folks, I sold a record amount of copies. I want to thank everyone who came to speak to me, talked to me … Continue reading

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Counting Down to CoxCon 22.7.17

Greetings all. This week I am mostly beavering away at Draft 1 of Book 1 of a brand new SciFi series (oooooo tease…all I’ll say right now is Indiana Jones meets Mad Max), getting super excited to be drafting something new … Continue reading

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Silence Re-Release & SciFi by the Sea

Good afternoon, all! I’m very pleased to announce that Book 3 in the Orbit Series Silence has been re-edited and is now slimmer, trimmer & better edited (phew!). Copies of the new edition are currently only available in hardcopy straight … Continue reading

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Silence Re-Release Mar 2017

Hey all! Silence, the third and final instalment of the Orbit Series, has had a spruce-up. Story is unchanged, but language has had a polish. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, hang fire for this newer, shinier edition due for release … Continue reading

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