In North London, 2017
I'm a writer of fiction, mainly, and have published short stories, many of them finding a home in Ambit magazine. I also write novels, and my first one was published in April 2011 by Unthank Books. It's called Laikonik Express, and follows two American slackers on a haunted jaunt around Poland in search of a woman one of them has met. The Laikonik Express is the name of the train taking them on their way, which runs from Krakow in the south, to Gdynia in the north, on the Baltic Sea.
In the summer of 2018, I had my second-longest piece of work, The Exploding Elephant, published by Bards and Sages under its Society of Misfits outlet. Also set in Poland, this time in Gliwice, the town where I lived in 1993, it's a piece of speculative fiction centring on a young opportunist whose bad choices are gradually coming home to him. At around 20000 words, it's a 'novelette' - a bit shorter than a novella.
My novella A Blue Coast Mystery, Almost Solved will be out in October 2020 with Addison and Highsmith, an imprint of Histria Books. It's set in London in the 1970s and on the French Riviera in the 1960s, among an expatriate community that often remains unseen, and is partly a story about peple from places that no longer exist. You can see more about it here. There is a pre-order link here.
I'll be posting some of my writing here, some of it published, some of it unpublishable, maybe, and some of it just works-in-progress, and will welcome comments, criticism, creative derision and crisps.
Be in touch - it's good to talk, apparently. Find me on Facebook, which is a either a complete waste of time or just a partial one. I can also be tweeted @nikone3na though I've not been partaking in Twitter very much recently. That's the same as my often neglected Instagram handle.