Archive for November, 2015

The inaugural issue of Abstract Jam magazine which features my short story ‘The Ex-Quizzit Corpse’ is now available to purchase in paperback from Amazon. You can get your hands on a copy here. Abstract Jam is edited by Sam Leng and publishes short fiction from authors around the world.


In this issue:
We flout rules and regulations
We bond with unsavoury characters
We explore the dark side of fame and fortune
We are accosted by punchy verse
We are left to question right from wrong, intent from mistake
We are presented with moral dilemmas
We are… entertained!

Amazon carries another excellent review of my selling-like-hotcakes 1970s crime-thriller When Elephants Walk Through The Gorbals this week.

When Elephants Review

You can find out more about the book by visiting the dedicated page on this site here. And you can purchase your copy from Amazon here. But if you fancy supporting a local indie store instead, you can also purchase your very own paperback copy from the Hyde Park Book Club, as per my post below. It’ll set you back a cool fiver. And it’s currently on the shelf…

It looks like I’ve got my own dedicated bookshelf at the brilliant new literary venue the Hyde Park Book Club (and they’re on sale for just a fiver. So if you’re stuck for ideas for Christmas pressies, get yourself down there. Even if you’re not, it’s well worth a look.

AJ Kirby bookshelf2 AJ Kirby bookshelf

Good day and welcome to the late 2015 Home Defence update, direct to you from a satirical Paranoia and Lifestyle Webzine that’s been proudly mocking terrorists (and those who think they can end ‘terror’) since 2004. This issue features some of my new writing. Here it is: Our exclusive Investigation looks back on a year dominated by Cecil the Lion and assorted piggery and asks – what now for Walt the Dentist? You can read it here.


And here’s what’s in store in the rest of this bumper issue:

This time our News Round Up featuring the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, an inaugural Calais Film Festival, a very Ellie Goulding Christmas and the Prime Minister’s ‘Lords Surge’.

Our favourite Guest Columnist, Bashar al-Assad, returns with his latest missive from the country on everyone’s lips (even if our correspondent is more interested in his new-found celebrity).

In Terror News, the Data Protection Bill and renewal of Trident combine to protect the UK from anyone buying nuclear submarines online.

The government’s depiction of the new Labour Leader as a terrorist sympathiser backfires wholesale in our Special Report.

Our in-house lifestyle expert and self-proclaimed Unwellness Guru covers the rise of the Wellness Blogger in Health.

And finally, in National News, the Prime Minister, ‘Diddy’ David Cameron, reassures everyone who might be concerned about this country’s drug laws.



There was an outstanding turn-out and lively debate at the ReWriting Yorkshire event at The Leeds Library on Tuesday night. But don’t worry if you couldn’t make it; the event was filmed and can be watched on-line here.

Rewriting Yorks Film

From Saturday, the excellent new venue the Hyde Park Book Club will be selling copies of some of my selected paperback titles for just five quid. Yup five quid. There will be copies of Bully, Paint this town Red, and The Art of Ventriloquism up for sale. To find out more about HPBC, please go here.


dedication_1xI’m running a competition with a difference this week. This is YOUR chance to have your name recorded for posterity in the Dedication section of my forthcoming dark fiction novel Small Man Syndrome. And all you have to do in order to qualify is purchase a copy of one of my previous Wild Wolf Publishing-produced horror novels from this site, and your name will automatically be entered. The closing date for the competition is Friday 27th November 2015.

Small Man Syndrome is in the very early stages of forthcoming. Though the text is complete and fully edited and ready to go, the cover is still in production and I’ve still not been given a proper publication date. But the book will OUT. Most likely early in the new year. And what better Christmas present could you get for the man, or woman, who has everything than a dedication in a book? It’s certainly different…

In order to enter, you’ll need to first buy a book. For the purposes of this competition, I have two on offer; Bully, which is priced at £9.99 inc. UK P&P, and Paint this town Red, which is priced at £11.99 inc. UK P&P. Please enquire for P&P to locations outside the UK. In order to buy a copy, simply email me here: andrewkirby92 (at) btinternet (dot) com and I’ll give you my details so you can pay by Paypal. Otherwise, I’ll give you my address so you can send a cheque.

You can choose which book you’d like to read by visiting the Bully and Paint this town Red pages.

And you can find out more about Small Man Syndrome by visiting the dedicated page on the website.