Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet. On this planet lives a man named Morgan Hobbes. He’s not the only person living there; in point of fact there are billions of people, and most of them wouldn’t know who Morgan Hobbes was even if he threw a rock at them. Not that he makes a habit of throwing rocks at people. Apart from that, Morgan Hobbes is a pen name. He’s spent enough of his life spelling his surname, so when he began publishing he chose a new name that was much simpler. But the point is out of all those billions of people he’s the one you’re currently reading about. Morgan lives in Newcastle, Australia with his wife and children. His day job is in tech support and training though he’d much prefer to be writing fiction. He’s a fan of science fiction and fantasy, preferably stories leaning towards humorous, but will read anything that takes his fancy. When not writing about himself in the third person, he enjoys writing science fiction and young adult stories, and branching out into other genres when inspiration strikes. Morgan first began writing in 2014 after his eldest daughter was diagnosed at three years old with autism. It was a very stressful time and he found that writing helped calm him down. From that day he began working on outlines for many stories he’s since published. The first story he released was Storm View – a light-hearted noirish space adventure. The first thing he ever published though wasn’t science fiction at all. It was a children’s picture book called Biggy Piggy. Morgan wrote and illustrated it as a surprise for his daughters then published it (Kindle and Paperback) so other kids could get enjoyment out of it as well. Everything Morgan publishes is available from Amazon as eBooks and paperbacks, and CreateSpace for just the paperbacks. He sincerely hopes you enjoy the stories he has written and hopes you will leave a review on Amazon for any that you read. Feel free visit his website - www.morganhobbes.com and to follow him on Twitter (@morgan_hobbes) or Instagram (morganhobbes).
The Audiobook Review

The Audiobook Review

As if I’m not busy enough working on my next book, I’ve also launched a new website dedicated to posting reviews of Audiobooks and giving away download codes to get them for free.

TheAudiobookReview.com is where I’ll be posting my reviews from now on, and any existing reviews are being copied over to there from here as well. The reason for this is two-fold…

Writing Targets

Writing Targets

When I first started writing I was curious about how many words other authors wrote per day. It’s probably something every author wonders at some point, comparing their output to others. I used to worry that my output was low compared to other authors I admired. Over time, and especially so now I’m finding my writing groove again, that it doesn’t really matter at all. So long as I can sit down and write a few words each day, my novel moves forward.

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Bite Me (Update)

A while ago I posted I was free writing some zombie fiction to help get the old creative juices flowing. Well, I’ve been working on it steadily again over the last few weeks after fleshing out the plot. Originally, it was just an exercise in writing with no real direction. Now though it has a plot and direction for me to take it. There are still some minor holes and directional questions I need to work through, but the meat of what I need is there. The first draft is now sitting and just a little over 30,000 words and I’m maybe around half way through if I had to put a number on it.

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2 New Audiobooks Coming Soon

For fans of the FTW Series, both Boneyards and Badlands are now in production to release as audiobooks! I’m absolutely blown away with the performance of my narrator, the fabulous Tara Marie Kirk who lends her voice to Echo, Kara, and the entire ensemble of characters of the story. Both books are being released through Audible, Amazon and iTunes so will be readily available for your favorite listening app. Wondering what you’ll be hearing? Read on!

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Free Biggy Piggy Books to Help You Stay Sane!

Need some easy reading to help distract your kids while cooped up at home, keeping your social distances during the COVID-19 pandemic? I feel you! I’ve got 2 kids going a little stir crazy so what better way to help show my support and help keep you Corona virus free than to put up both Biggy Piggy books for free! There are some blank stencils available for download too so you can colour in your favourite characters. If that’s not enough, you can also listen and watch as I read an animated version of Biggy Piggy on YouTube!

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5 Star Review at ABR

A very welcome surprise drifted across my Twitter feed recently in the form of a 5 star review of The Totally True Adventures of Gustav Gustavson: Legendary Viking Warrior audiobook. Reviewer Joe Mahoney at the Audio Book Review website said nice things like: For me, this was a laugh out loud good time. and This book just grabbed me and I was thinking of the greatest elements of Monty Python and Mel Brooks in their prime.  Spot on assessment if you ask me… and...

Bite Me: Tales from the Zombie Apocalypse.

Bite Me

I’ve been making an effort since last I wrote to work on my writing every day. Some days are harder than others, simply finding a quiet moment can be challenging with kids running around demanding attention. That said, I started freewriting some zombie fiction the other day. I didn’t sit down with the bones of a plot or a general idea for how the story would evolve, I simply started typing to see where it would lead me. Because I...

Jeff Goldblum Life Uh Gets in the Way

Freshalicious

I’ve been spending time recently to freshen up my website because it’s spent the better part of the past year being neglected like countless Tamagotchi from the nineties. But after moving to a new website host and installing a new WordPress theme you’re now looking at the funky-fresh new website of yours truly. I’ve been in a writing drought of late. Prior to posting an entry on the new Doctor the other day (Spoilers: Jodie Whittaker was AWESOME!) I hadn’t...

The New Doctor - Welcome Jodie Whittaker!

The New Doctor – Welcome Jodie Whittaker!

Whovians rejoice for The Doctor is finally back on our screens! The wait between seasons always feels like it takes forever to arrive, but they’re here now and that’s what counts. I finished watching the first episode of season eleven, featuring the immensely talented Jodie Whittaker taking the mantle as the next incarnation of the Doctor. Entering the series with a bang (literally by crashing through the roof of a train), the Doctor has a typical time of trying to...

The Totally True Adventures of Gustav Gustavson: Legendary Viking Warrior - Audiobook Cover

A Feast For Your Ears

My first ever audiobook came out today and is available through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes! It’s narrated by the incredible Basil Sands who did a masterful job at bringing my story to life. Basil’s character voices will immerse you in the story and keep you laughing all the way to the end. You can listen to a free sample at Audible. Blurb: Experience the awesomeness of my unexpected voyage to an undiscovered land where I survive shipwrecks, arena death match spectacles,...