I've been ever so lucky over the last couple of years that I've been given the opportunity to work in areas I really love. This is a perfect example.

When I was a kid I hated Westerns, then I saw A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and my opinion changed. Sergio Leone's movies are a revelation in so many ways: beautiful, brutal, fantastical and rich. It took an Italian to evoke the magic of the American West for me.

Since then I have been a big fan of Spaghetti Westerns, they're always just one step removed from reality. A warped view of that iconic world of dust and leather, wood and bone. So now I'm writing some.

Of course, they're not really Spaghetti Westerns, they're much more fantastical than that (I never can restrain myself) but they're born from the same place, weird westerns that have a sideways approach to replicating that chunk of history.

Solaris are publishing the first two in what I hope will go on to be a series. Much like The World House novels, these two will be inextricably linked. The first, THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE INFERNAL is about the journey, the second ONCE UPON A TIME IN HELL is about the destination.

For more information about each book, check the links at the right.