My latest short story Break Up, Break Down, and Break Face. The story prompt was ‘disintegration’ and this is what came to mind. I hope you enjoy. As always you can download the PDF version if you prefer – Break Up, Break Down, and Break Face – Paul Blake Break Up, Break Down, and Break Face “No,” she said. It took a moment for the … Continue reading Break Up, Break Down, and Break Face – Short Story
I’ve been very lucky to receive some excellent reviews for my novel A Young Man’s Game. I thought I’d share them with you. Literaturelove.uk – https://literaturelove.uk/2018/08/01/a-young-mans-game-by-paul-blake/ ‘This third-person narrative has it all: action, suspense, even romance. And just when you think it’s all over… WHAM! .. another twist in the tale where events of the past put him in danger yet again. Alec Foster is … Continue reading A Young Man’s Game – The Reviews
My latest short story – The Evil Men Do. The story prompt was “The portrait was hung from the wall so that it was the first thing you saw….” and the story could be no longer than 3000 words. This weighed in at 2998 words, so cutting it close. I hope you enjoy, let me know in the comments. As always you can download a … Continue reading The Evil That Men Do – Short Story
My latest short story – The Battle at Kilburn High Road Station. I hope you enjoy. Let me know in the comments below. The Battle at Kilburn High Road Station Beth Hudson walked down the steps to the platform. Her head down, being careful of her footing on the concrete stairs, much to the annoyance of the businessman behind her. She could hear his sighing … Continue reading The Battle at Kilburn High Road Station – Short Story
My latest short story Articulated Dreams – Short Story The armies stood facing each other, across a flat landscape of various hues of browns, swirls of green and pink breaking up the patchwork fields. They had agreed to fight outside the city to protect the innocents. The ancient rules of engagement in place. The terrain flat, offering no advantage to either side. The rules … Continue reading Articulated Dreams – Short Story
There is more information than you could ever want to know to about me in these two interviews. https://www.rebeccayelland.com/blog/author-interview-with-paul-blake In this interview with Rebecca Yelland, I discuss my writing career, how writing affects my family, and other very interesting matters. https://www.mochapman.com/paul-blake-young-mans-game In this interview with Mike Chapman, I discuss A Young Man’s Game, my research trip for the novel, the publishing process, and dialogue in … Continue reading Paul Blake Interviewed
I thought my readers would be interested in the various covers I designed and rejected before deciding on the final cover for my novel A Young Man’s Game. I knew from the beginning I wouldn’t be able to afford for someone to design me a cover. As part of the competition I entered, I knew the publishers could provide a cover, however, browsing their site … Continue reading The Evolution of a Book Cover
A big thank you to my friends at https://www.facebook.com/YNSPrint/ for this mug. So cool. I love it. I can’t wait to use it. You can order yourself one – or they can use any image you want (I’m not sure why you’d want to though – my cover is the best you can get ) on mugs and any number of different products, including tote bags and t-shirts. … Continue reading A Young Man’s Game Mug and More.
I am pleased to announce my novel A Young Man’s Game is now for sale. You can buy it in paperback or ebook formats at Amazon – author.to/PaulBlakeAmazon I hope you enjoy the story, and as with my short stories, I would love to hear what you think of it and read your reviews on Amazon or Goodreads. I will be posting ‘behind the scenes’ information … Continue reading A Young Man’s Game – Out Now.
My latest short story Out of Space. Major Pitman wakes up to a damaged spacecraft and a dead co-pilot… PDF version here – Out of Space Short Story PDF I hope you enjoy. Let me know in the comments, thank you. Out of Space Arcs of electricity illuminated the darkened cabin. Purple and blue sparks rained down from damaged circuits onto the steel floor. … Continue reading Out of Space – Short Story