Books, Where the Line Breaks

The Path to Publication: Digger VE/6136

With Where the Line Breaks out in a few days, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at some of real life inspirations behind the novel, and some of the early drafts and poems I wrote that never made it into the book. Where the Line Breaks tells the story of The Unknown… Continue reading The Path to Publication: Digger VE/6136

Books, Where the Line Breaks

Letters from the Writing Trenches: Gallipoli

Where the Line Breaks is out in exactly one month. It's starting to feel very real. One of the very first sparks of inspiration for the book came to me in a very special place: Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula, during the early morning hours of Anzac Day 2013. I wrote all about it… Continue reading Letters from the Writing Trenches: Gallipoli

Stories

Love-You-Lots

My short story 'Love-You-Lots' was published by Litro US as part of their #FridayFlash series on Friday 19th February 2021. Litro is a literary and creative arts platform that champions emerging writers from around the world, in print and online. You can read the story by clicking here.

Books, Video, Where the Line Breaks

Where the Line Breaks Introduction Video

If you're curious as to what my upcoming debut novel Where the Line Breaks is all about, here's a short video where I discuss the main plot, made for the Books+Publishing newsletter about four new Fremantle Press authors. Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the… Continue reading Where the Line Breaks Introduction Video

Books, Where the Line Breaks

The Path to Publication: The Digger (Apologies to Rupert Brooke)

Over the next few months, before Where the Line Breaks is published, I thought it might be interesting to look at the inspiration and the ideas that led me to write the novel. Where the Line Breaks tells the story of The Unknown Digger, a hugely popular but anonymous soldier poet of the First World… Continue reading The Path to Publication: The Digger (Apologies to Rupert Brooke)

Video

This Love Won’t Break Your Heart (Happy New Year 2020)

2020 was a hell of a year. While we managed to get through it (and even managed some personal milestones: got engaged, finished edits for my debut novel, and revealed the cover art for said novel), we won't be looking to relive it anytime soon. So hopefully, like us, you welcomed in the new year… Continue reading This Love Won’t Break Your Heart (Happy New Year 2020)

Books, Video, Where the Line Breaks

Where the Line Breaks Cover Reveal

Here's the moment I first laid eyes on a physical copy of my debut novel 'Where the Line Breaks', opening the special delivery sent by my publishers in Perth, Western Australia over to our house in London. It's an amazing feeling to hold the outcome of years of hard work in your hands. I'm so… Continue reading Where the Line Breaks Cover Reveal

Stories

The Brothers Rose

My short story 'The Brothers Rose' was published by Every Day Fiction on July 14 2015. You can read it at http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-brothers-rose-by-michael-burrows/ Some of the comments the story received were: 'I don't know where I went, but I like how I got there.'- Dustin Adams 'This is fascinating, striking and very unusual.'- Derek McMillan 'I find… Continue reading The Brothers Rose

Stories

Apocalypse

My short story 'Apocalypse' was published in the first edition of The Marble Hand Literary Magazine on 1st May 2020. You can read it, and the other poems and short pieces that make up the issue, online at https://themarblehand.weebly.com/first-edition.html Written in 2018, 'Apocalypse' was one of the Highly Commended entries in the Manchester Fiction Prize… Continue reading Apocalypse

Video

Anzac Day 2020

With Anzac Day services a little different this year (instead of heading to the Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park corner by night bus at three in the morning for the dawn ceremony, we woke up and listened to the Last Post in our lounge room while urban foxes walked down the empty street in… Continue reading Anzac Day 2020