It recently dawned on me that my fourth novel, University of Life, had its first birthday in February. It then dawned on me that I hadn't written a word in anger since. Elmore Leonard would be shaking his head in disgust at me. I subscribed to his 1,000 words a day logic and it worked … Continue reading Back in the Habit
Somerflip, my third novel, was released two years ago. It's my most personal story so far, as it's based on my experiences of growing up in a small town, where tough guys have reputations to uphold, and they pass them down from generation to generation, whether they wanted to or not. It's essentially a comedy, … Continue reading SOMERFLIP is TWO!
"A wry black comedy drawing from British crime fiction and media, University of Life is a punchy and often-times very funny novel with a colorful cast. It’s hard to recommend Daley enough – an author who’s adept at blending laugh-out-loud black comedy with a bit of something all his own. This is one of Daley’s … Continue reading UNIVERSITY OF LIFE Receives 5 Stars from Self-Publishing Review
It gives me great pleasure to announce that my fourth novel, the crime fiction-gangster comedy UNIVERSITY OF LIFE, is now available to buy from Amazon. UK readers can get it here, Amazon.com guys can get it here. Everyone else in the world, just substitute the .com or .co.uk with whatever your country code is. I'll … Continue reading UNIVERSITY OF LIFE is OUT NOW!!!
The final proofread has been completed, with an extra 2,000 words cut from the last final draft (there's been about seven "final" drafts, Haha). It has made University of Life a leaner, meaner word fart, and I'm really happy with it. I'll receive my proof copy on January 2nd, 2017. I'll give it a read … Continue reading University of Life is on the way
After taking a punt on one of my word farts, a few old friends have been in touch to let me know that they've enjoyed reading them. As I've said before, it's by far the most rewarding part of doing this. If I sold a million books, but received no feedback, it'd be pointless (even … Continue reading Four Books in Two Years Ain’t Bad
I was quite chuffed to be asked to write a piece about my books for the Loughborough College monthly newsletter. I'd kept my day job and my writing separate for a long time, but it seemed like a good opportunity to self-promote, and reveal myself to my colleagues as the pretentious bellend I am (just … Continue reading My ‘Hidden Talents’ Highlighted in Loughborough College Staff Newsletter
Squeaky bum time! UNIVERSITY OF LIFE is getting closer to being complete. My editor is having a final proofread, and then it'll be left to me to do my final chopping phase, where I go all Texas Chainsaw with my writing and hack away until it is as tight as it can possibly be. My … Continue reading UNIVERSITY OF LIFE in final editing stages
I'm currently in the editing-a-book-please-help-me-I-need-to-procrastinate-before-I-jump-out-of-a-window phase, and what better way to get through that without harming myself or others than to watch some groovy shit? WATCHING Netflix is soooooooooooooooo good at the minute. I've been watching the following, which have all been great: Hannibal, Season One I groaned when I heard this was being made. … Continue reading WATCHING. READING. LISTENING. W/C 10th October 2016
UNIVERSITY OF LIFE is in the final stages of editing, and I'm impressed at how vicious I'm getting with my red pen. On my first three novels, I was a little in love with my own voice. I needed Lex, my awesome and brutal editor, to kick my ass and help me cut it down. … Continue reading Kill Your Babies Time for Novel #4