Beat poet of the ’90s

One of my favourite characters in the book is Seth, the goth drug dealer introduced as a beat poet of the 90’s in this passage: Seth rolled the cigarettes between his fingertips, dropping tobacco and sawdust onto the papers. Then out came the plastic baggies. They were the sort of thing you found tacky jewellery in in places like Woolwich Market. One bag was larger and had good-quality green in it, the leaves dried up like little dead spiders, all spiky legs and crispy. The other bag was a thick, sticky resin,… Read More

Up and up launches on Amazon

Erik Sturm’s debut novel ‘Up and up’ launches TODAY on Amazon! ‘Up and up’ No one escapes home undamaged. Three kids from the wrong side of the Thames had made it good in the City. But when the impossible happens and the banks start to fall, secrets of their past rise to the surface. The stay on the up and up, they have to risk it all. Four friends, united by a terrible secret. Christopher Rake meets a mysterious woman he wants to protect, no matter what the cost. Cezek Hitch is… Read More