Author: Morgan Hobbes

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).
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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,...

Breaking Bad

I’ve been in a bit of a writing slump of late. Not writers block, just a general lack of interest in putting pen to paper (or more accurately fingers to keyboard). I can’t define a particular reason why, I think it may just be a number of factors leading me to not wanting to sit down and write. So what have I been doing then? Well, since it’s summer here in Australia and the last 6 weeks have been school holidays,...

5d6 by Robert Bevan - Book Review by Morgan Hobbes

Book Review | 4 Shorts by Robert Bevan

Four short stories I’ve been waiting to read finally made it into Kindle Unlimited. I grabbed all of them as part of Robert Bevan’s 5D6 release where he rolls up 6 shorts into one book (the first two reviewed here). As usual, Mister Bevan proves himself the master of low brow humour. In these final four he delivers an astounding array of disgusting and hilarious scenarios for our hapless heroes to fight their way out of. Tossing the Salaad –...

Book Review | The Totally Legend of Brandon Thighmaster by Steve Wetherell

Book Review | The Totally Legend of Brandon Thighmaster by Steve Wetherell

My plans for the weekend went out the window the second I received an email from Amazon telling me about new releases from authors I love. This one in particular is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long, long time. I immediately jumped onto Kindle Unlimited and grabbed my copy. Brandon Thighmaster, sexually attractive monk from the Temple of the Many Fists, ab-crunched his way into my world when he joined the Authors and Dragons podcast which I’ve...

Book Review | Hell’s Titties by Robert Bevan and Steve Wetherell

Book Review | Hell’s Titties by Robert Bevan and Steve Wetherell

Whaaaat? A  collaboration between two of my favourite authors – Robert Bevan and Steve Wetherell? Shut Up and Take My Money! Or more accurately shut up and take my Kindle Unlimited payment in about 8 week’s time. But still, how could I resist. Hell’s Titties, a small town nestled between the “twin peaks” of East and West Tittie in the Appalachian Mountains, is the unwitting town sitting atop an ancient evil. The Blurb: Nestled between two peaks in the foothills...

Book Review | So Not a Hero by S.J. Delos

Book Review | So Not a Hero by S.J. Delos

Hmmm, where to start. I grabbed So Not a Hero by SJ Delos because I’m going through a bit of a superhero kick at the moment and the story sounded interesting. It is, don’t get me wrong. The story and world-building is solid and enjoyable. The main character has a ton of back-story and issues she needs to work through and you begin rooting for her pretty much straight away. The Blurb: A reformed villain.After serving two years in a...

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, and the Next Generation (aka my kids)

I had the distinct pleasure of indoctrinating… er, I mean introducing my kids (6 and 3) to the world of Ghostbusters on the weekend. Completely unintentional, mind you. I hadn’t meant on them watching it, but they wandered out when it started, saw the librarian ghost (thought she was fantastic) and sat and watched the whole thing. Their favourite part? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man of course. Once we’d finished the first one they saw the picture of the “Lady Ghostbusters”...

I hope my Kindle never dies

I love technology. I love all the new clever things that people way smarter than me invent and put out. Even my Kindle isn’t immune. New versions keep coming out: back lit, no buttons touchscreen, etc… but my Kindle is one thing I refuse to update. It’s got one job to do and it does it well. Yes, I need a light to see the screen. Yes, I have to press buttons to navigate… but damn it if this humble...