My first audiobook is coming soon!



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That’s right, The Godhand Audiobook, read by the amazingly talented Chris Morse is coming out on the 24th of May!

Additionally, the sequel to the Godhand, The Godtongue, will be released one month later on the 24th of June! This should give everyone plenty of time to catch up with Richard, Elaine, Gary and Nadine!

As with my books, the audiobook will be completely free for everyone! It will be available pretty much everywhere, but I’ll also post a few useful links when it launches!

Stay tuned for more info!

For The Meek Has Been Published!



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Book number fourteen is officially out! Thanks to all of my fans, friends and family, I couldn’t have made it this far without you!

For The Meek tells the story of Sharkbait, a young man from the North Sentinel Island who yearns to know what lies beyond the horizon. His island, however, has fiercely resisted all contact with the outside world for as long as anyone can remember. Undeterred, Sharkbait sets out on a journey to discover the truth and lands on the shores of an abandoned India.

Now, he will cross devastated landscapes and ruined cities while facing dangerous predators as he seeks to answer an even greater question: where did everyone go?

As with all of my other works, For The Meek will be completely free via Smashwords and all of its distributaries (including Apple Books and Barnes and Noble). It will cost $0.99 on Amazon due to the minimum amount requirements, unfortunately.

So check it out, leave a review if you liked it and always remember…


Mephobia has been published!



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That’s right, my collection of autobiographical poetry is now available! Prepare to dive into 30 brand new poems which chronicle the first 30 years of my life.

Learnt about my loves, losses and Labradors in an autobiography unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

As with all of my other works, Mephobia will be completely free via Smashwords and all of its distributaries (including Apple Books and Barnes and Noble). It will cost $0.99 on Amazon due to the minimum amount requirements, unfortunately.

So there you have it, everything you ever wanted to know about lil’ old me!


New Book Announcements!



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Hi peeps, long time no see! Since last we spoke I’ve moved from South Africa to New Zealand, started a new job and worked hard to acclimatize to my new home.

Today, I’m happy to announce three new books which I am aiming to release this year (as well as For the Meek and The Godtongue).

They are:

THE METROPHOBIA COLLECTIVE 4: MEPHOBIA: a collection of autobiographical poetry which covers the first 30 years of my life.

THE BEGGAR CHRONICLES 3: THE BEGGAR GOD: the final entry into the trilogy, we reunite with You Bugger the beggar as he faces divine challenges and amazing revelations!

THE CHRONICLES OF NEW EDEN 4: THE ARTELIUS CATACLYSM: book 4 of 7 in the series, Barsch and Alza are forced to travel through time in order to avert a world-altering cataclysm!

As with all of my other works, these books will be available for free via or you can grab them from my website!

Regarding my already announced projects, For the Meek is going well. I am approaching the final chapters and hope to have it out in March/April. The Godtongue is about 1/3 done and is looking great so far!

That’s all for now, but I will be delivering more information as the individual titles grow closer to launch.

Until then, Never Lose Your Stride!

Reminder: My Books are Free!



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For those of you who don’t know this, I just wanted to explain the price model for my published books:

Short Version: They’re Free!

Long Version: They’re Freeeeeee!

But Hayden, I hear you ask, how can you just give away your books for free, despite all of the time and effort it took to make them?

Well, the answer is simple: I know how much of a gamble it is to spend your hard-earned money on an unknown and untested author, so I removed the risk. Now, you don’t have to choose between the latest Brandon Sanderson epic and Be Good, you can have both!

If you like what I’ve written, great!

And if you unfortunately don’t, then at least it didn’t cost you anything.

Of course, I am only able to give away my books because they are not my primary income stream. I am currently working as a Physiotherapist in a private hospital, which earns me enough to pay my bills and keep food on the table.

But who knows what the future holds? If possible, I would like to write full-time, enabling me to bring out better books more often, but in that case, I will most likely have to start charging for my works.

Until then, my books will remain free.

Also, please don’t worry about getting half-way through The Chronicles of New Eden and suddenly hitting a paywall. All of my current series will be free, from start to finish, for the foreseeable future.

With that said, why don’t you give my books a chance, you might just be glad you did!

For the Meek is coming soon!


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For the Meek, my 14th book and latest standalone novel, is arriving on the 24th of April!

For the Meek tells the story of Sharkbait, a young man who lives on North Sentinel Island. This island is home to one of the few tribes on Earth that has resisted nearly all contact with the world. The story follows Sharkbait as he leaves his island, driven by a burning desire to see what lies beyond the horizon.

He will sail across oceans, traverse crumbling cities and explore the ruins of India in order to answer the question: where did everyone go?

As with all of my works, For the Meek is 100% free via my website (, Smashwords and its distributaries (Apple Books, Barnes & Noble etc). It will cost the minimum allowable amount on Amazon ($0.99).

Look forward to it!


Mephobia is coming on the 24th of March!


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That’s right, my first ever autobiographical collection of poetry is almost here!

Mephobia chronicles the first 30 years of my life and explores love, loss and Labradors!

Like all of my works, Mephobia will be completely free on both Smashwords (and its distributaries, like Apple Books and Barnes & Noble) and my website, and will cost the minimum allowed amount on Amazon ($0.99).

So mark your calendars and start counting down!

New Book Announcement: For The Meek


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I know, two new book announcements in one day? The author must have a lot of time on his hands, right?

Kind of.

For the Meek is my next standalone novel, set in the distant future. A member of the most isolated tribe on Earth leaves his secluded island and ventures forth into the world. He arrives at the ruins of India and finds ferocious predators, crumbling cities and a broken robot companion.

He will journey across the continent in search of an answer to the only question he has:

Where did everyone go?

As with The Godtongue, For the Meek is slated for publication during the second half of 2021. Just like all of my other books, it will be completely free to download, forever.

Stay tuned for more updates!

New Book Announcement: The Godtongue


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Yes, you heard that right. I’m writing a sequel to The Godhand.


Because a friend of mine asked me why I hadn’t done so already, and I honestly couldn’t come up with a good answer.

Enter, The Godtongue, Part Two of The Divine Duology.

Set 6 months after the climactic ending of The Godhand, the world is struggling to adapt to the revelations from that fateful day. However, a group of terrorists have discovered the secret of divine destruction and are using it to usher in the end times. Only by uncovering the secret of the Godtongue can Gary, Elaine and Nadine prevent the apocalypse!

It is tentatively slated for release some time in the second half of the year, but as always this is subject to change. My wife and I are moving overseas and starting new jobs so who knows what will happen?

Regardless, stay tuned for updates!