My novel Cutting will be published soon by GYCC.


"What happens when two self-harmers fall in love? 


Darren Francis’s Cutting explores the taboo realm of self-harm with empathy and intelligence, allowing the reader to understand why somebody would resort to, and lose themselves in, a world of pain, razor-blades and scar tissue, whilst never glamourizing the condition.


A dark, gritty and very human take on a modern-day love story."


Cover reveal to left. Release date anon.


Currently listening: Swans - Leaving Meaning

Currently reading: Brett Anderson - Coal Black Mornings





2018 was a relatively quiet year for me, but I have a number of new projects ready and waiting for 2019.


Cutting. The novel, finally.


She Waits By The Water. A provisional title. New novel.


Becoming Akhenaten. Spoken word with music album, and likely my next release. Cover art reveal to the right.


Hate Ashbury. I know I've been promising this one for years, and recorded some tracks from it before my debut album God Thing. In truth, it's become my Smile; an impossible feat compared to how it sounds in my head. I hope to get out a version of it, at least.


What We Were. A collection of all my spoken-with-music texts. It will be out as soon as Becoming Akhenaten and Hate Ashbury are released. 


Of course, there will be others; the mutant, the gift, the unexpected, likely preceding some of the above. I have little control over these things, when it comes down to basics.

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