Author Archives: J. S. Collyer

New Short Story – ‘The Visitor’

Good afternoon, good folks. First, another quick check-in. How are we all doing? Thinking of anyone and everyone at this peculiar and unsettling time. Just remember, wash your hands, stick to the rules, check in on ALL friends and relatives, … Continue reading

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Sending Virtual Hugs

I thought this would be a good opportunity to check in with everyone, albeit from my usual seat in my usual ‘office’ (the living room) with my usual (typically unproductive) coworker. It’s true that a writer’s time is often spent … Continue reading

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Partridge in a Pear Tree – All Ye Faithful, Part 1

And here we go, as promised! Read on for part one of my festive romance murder mystery US romp. Yes, that is a genre. And yes, it is supposed to be fun, so enjoy! I shall post all 12 parts … Continue reading

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Event Announcement: SciFi Scarborough 2020

Greetings everyone! Yes, I will be back for SciFi Scarborough 2020! This will be my 4th appearance at this great event. Always a friendly, inclusive atmosphere with great guests, stalls (both industry and independent) and panels. And let’s not forget … Continue reading

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Re-Release – Crime and Punishment, SciFi Anthology OUT NOW

Well, don’t this look shiny? The SciFi/SpecFic collection featuring my story ‘New Tricks’ Crime and Punishment has been re-vamped and re-released by the wonderful people over at Future Chronicles. ‘They say that karma is a bitch, that justice is in … Continue reading

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Harvey Duckman Presents – Vol 2 **OUT NOW**

‘Harvey Duckman presents the second in a series of collected works of suspense and mystery in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunkery… This anthology features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously … Continue reading

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Updates & Previews

Having never stopped writing stories since I was old enough to hold a pencil , and having released three novels between 2014 – and 2016 (my debut space pirate trilogy, the Orbit Series) it feels slightly weird not having anything … Continue reading

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Changeling: smart and spooky — MurderMayhem&More

I owe the author, Matt Wesolowski, an apology. He probably put months of effort into Six Stories: Changeling, and I devoured it in a single day. It disappeared as rapidly as a double-pepperoni stuffed-crust deep-pan pizza. I simply wolfed it … Continue reading

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Christmas Ghost Story – The Highwayman, full story

Merry Christmas to one and all! A tasty, fizzy, jolly, bright, shiny day and night to all. May your day/week/month/new year be filled with sparkling light and love and joy! Christmas is a time for stories so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Christmas Ghost Story – The Highwayman, Part 5

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! I hope everyone has had a wonderful run-up to the Big Day and my most sincere and wonderful wishes to you for Christmas Day tomorrow. May your day be Merry, however you choose to spend it. … Continue reading

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