It Begins: The Arts Show on Wycombe Sound!

Hello! Dane here, and today I wanted to share a quick bit of news, which is probably self-evident from the title. I’m talking, of course, about The Arts Show.

Airing between 7-8 PM on Tuesdays on 106.6 FM and live online at, The Arts Show is my new local radio show and it’s dedicated to local music, events and the arts scene.

Of course, plans have been forced to change because of coronavirus, and so instead of broadcasting live from the studio with a guest, we’re currently stuck broadcasting from home. We’re still getting a guest on each week, but they’ll be joining us by telephone.

In the first show, I was joined by local musician Jordanna Blake, and we played some of her music as well as tracks by Faiblesse Parfaite, Colin Upfield, Maz Manzini, France Ellul and, of course, The Ilk.

The Ilk is the band that I’m in with Twanglin’ Jack Ford, who’s going to be joining me on the next show. I’ve also got a bunch of further guests planned including a horror film-maker called Matt Sears, who I used to work with back when I worked for fst.

I’m also looking for more local musicians who’d like to share their music with me, as well as for people putting on live streams and doing other artsy stuff in the local area. If you’ve got something for me, be sure to reach out to me on

In the meantime, you can follow The Arts Show on Facebook for further updates and you can join us every Tuesday at 7 PM UK time live on 106.6 FM and online at Hope you get a chance to catch a show sometime soon!

Cover Reveal and Launch Announcement: The Tower Hill Terror

Hi, folks! Dane here again, and today I wanted to let you know about some exciting new book news! That’s because it’s cover reveal day today for my upcoming book, The Tower Hill Terror!

Originally titled Netflix and Kill, we had to change the title for copyright/trademark reasons. It’s the second book in the Leipfold series and the sequel to Driven, and it’s due for release on Friday 10th April 2020.

Here’s the cover and the blurb:

Unorthodox PI James Leipfold and his technophile assistant Maile O’Hara are back with a brand new caseā€¦

The Tower Hill Terror is on the loose, a serial killer with a grisly M.O., and Maile and Leipfold must work fast to take him down before another body is found. But while the duo are chasing clues on social networking sites and the police are waiting for forensics, the Terror sends a message to the journalists at the Tribune. A message written in blood.

Can Leipfold, Maile and Cholmondeley catch the killer before it’s too late? Or will the Tower Hill Terror claim one final, familiar victim?

So as always, be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for further updates and feel free to check out some of my books on Amazon. I’ll see you soon!

The Arts Show on Wycombe Sound!

Hi, folks! Dane here, and today I have a little bit of news for you. There’s actually a lot of stuff happening behind the scenes at the moment and I can’t tell you about all of it (not yet at least), but there are a few things I can let you know about.

There’s also some stuff that I can kind of hint at. For example, I’ve already revealed that I’ll be releasing a new book in the coming months. Called The Tower Hill Terror (and formerly called Netflix and Kill), it’s the sequel to Driven and the second book in the Leipfold series of detective novels. I’ve now seen the cover design and it looks pretty cool, so I’m looking forward to sharing that with you sometime soon.

But today, I want to talk about the Arts Show. Wycombe Sound is my local community radio station, and I’ve already appeared on it a number of times as a guest on Planet Clare, where I appeared once per month to talk about books.

Clare suggested that I should pitch my own show, and so I did. Now, after a bunch of training sessions and a ton of work behind the scenes, I’ve been offered a show!

Called The Arts Show, it’ll run on Wycombe Sound online and on air at 106.6 FM and It’s on from 7 PM to 8 PM on Tuesday nights starting a twelve week run from March 24th.

I’ll be posting about it some more in the coming weeks and also setting up a Facebook page, so keep your eyes peeled for that. I’ve also been confirming guests and building up a library of local music, and so that’s been happening too.

All in all then, it’s a pretty exciting time with a lot of stuff happening, and I look forward to giving you further updates in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more. See you soon!

On the up and up

Hi, folks! Dane here, and today I wanted to give you a little update on how things are going. It’s been a weird few months to say the least, but the good news is that I’ve been getting back to writing after having some sort of accidental break from it all.

The main thing that I’ve been working on recently is a ghost story about a teenage barmaid called Suki. It’s based on a real local legend and is for an anthology of horror BookTubers that I’m submitting to.

I’ve also been getting back to the rewrites of Meat, a horror novel set on a factory farm. I’ve had my first round of edits back, and so there are some pretty significant rewrites to do, but we’re making progress.

After that, I have the third and final round of edits to complete on Leipfold #3, a collection of short stories called Jailed and Other Stories. But there’s no rush on that one because we’re still gearing up to publish book #2, The Tower Hill Terror, which is due out in April of this year from Encircle Publications.

And once all that’s done, I can finally get back to writing my satirical novel, Monsters of Rock. It’s been on hold for a while, so it’ll be good to get back to it. I’ll hopefully update you on that sometime soon.

In the meantime, thanks as always for stopping by and sharing your support, and be sure to give me a follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter for more. I’ll see you soon!

Introducing the new-look!

Hi folks! Dane here. You might notice that things are looking a little different around here. I’d love to say that I felt like it was time for my website to have a refresh, but the honest truth is that I migrated to a new web host which runs eco-friendly servers and I made a bit of a cock-up when I was importing the database.

Still, it’s a good excuse for a fresh start, and I’d been thinking about it for a while anyway because I hadn’t been posting any updates. Back in the day, I had a reminder on my to-do list to write a new article each week, which pretty much forced me to ramble about nothing just to meet a publication schedule. Then I ended up just not posting anything at all.

Now, I plan to post updates only as and when I have something to update people about. The good news is that it’s been a productive couple of years, even if my public output has been kind of slow, and there are plenty of new books in the works along with a new album of music and a few other products on the go.

So to cut a long story short, is back and better than ever. I’ll be posting some more updates in the coming weeks and months, but in the meantime, feel free to have a little look around at my books, my music and my videos.

And of course, if that’s not enough, you can also follow me on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, as well as checking out both my book blog and my freelance site. I look forward to catching up with you guys again sometime soon!