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Surprise: I have a new release on the way.

It’s called ‘The Painting’, as you can see from the lovely cover to the left, and is the first part of a series I like to call ‘The Watching’.

The Painting is indeed the novella I was working on when I tracked my progress a few weeks ago. Just shows how quickly releases can be put together when we really throw everything we’ve got at them.

What is The Painting?

The Painting is a 27,000 word suspense novella. It’s the creepy tale of a struggling writer who retreats to an old, abandoned house for inspiration.

Finding writing tough, he stumbles upon a painting in the house, and soon becomes inspired to finish his novel.

However, when he notices six figures getting closer and closer from within the painting, everything begins to change. Is he slowly losing his mind? Or is there something else at play?

Of course, you’ll have to pick up a copy when it launches at the end of the month to find out. Naturally, my mailing list subscribers will be the first to hear, so click here for new release notifications (zero spam and total privacy, promise).

If you use GoodReads, you can also add it to your ‘to-read’ list here.

Can I read a sample of the book?

Of course you can!

This Wednesday.

I know, I know — how unfair, etc — but you’ll just have to wait a little longer. I’m really happy with it though and I’m sure fans of my other work will be fond of it, particularly if you enjoyed my short fiction. Beta reader feedback has been positive so far, so that’s always a good thing.

Have a fantastic Sunday!


The Painting: The Watching I launches at the end of May. To be notified as soon as the book is available, sign up to the Ryan’s new release mailing list or add it you your GoodReads list.