Alexander McCabe

Hello, and welcome to my website. I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and hope you enjoy your visit.

Obviously, I think every page is worth a look – but then I am biased, haha! However, if you only have a short amount of time, please be sure to check out the “School Reviews” page. It’s simply brilliant and so funny.

Carter, aged 9, thought “The Christmas Present” was the best book he ever read and gave it 7/10.


*** Emmy Award Winning Kirk Ellis *** VFF *** Amy Jo Johnson ***

This week it was my good fortune to be invited to pitch at the “Script to Screen” seminar at the Vaughn International Film Festival.

It was exciting and nerve wracking all at once – trust me!

Kirk and Amy Jo were refreshingly honest and exceptionally generous in sharing their own experiences and insights into the industry that reflected more of the “business” and less of the “show”.

A brilliant night for which my sincere thanks go to both Kirk and Amy Jo – and not forgetting Mark and Antonio for the invite!


***The Sins Of The Saints – Prelude ***

The Sins Of The Saints is coming together brilliantly and I’m so excited about it that I just had to share the Prelude with you.

You can read it HERE, enjoy!

***News***Title Reveal***News***


So things have been rather hectic with a few exciting projects ongoing and others developing and it has meant that I have been neglecting the site of late. For that, I’m really sorry.

However, as I said, there are exciting projects developing and one of them is the THIRD book of Z and Penny.

Today, I’m delighted to reveal the working title…

“The Sins Of The Saints”

I hope you like it and please feel free to comment to let me know, thanks!



It’s the weekend, so what better way to start than by reading Chapter 4 from “The Girl In The Window”?

You know, sometimes I think I spoil you….Haha!

Remotely Reviewed?

Today I got a message from my friend, Brian Beck, who works for the British Antarctic Survey. He is currently in Tristan Da Cunha and his message began thus:

Hi Zander

Thought I’d just let know that I have just finished reading your first book. Your book has made it all the way to the most remote inhabited island in the world and it has been great to read.

How cool is that, to have a review from the remotest inhabited island in the world?

Thanks so much Brian, and safe travels my friend.

Chapter 3

This month has been rather hectic and there have been more than a few very pleasant surprises. I’m not able to disclose too much just now, but certainly exciting times ahead!

In the meantime, here is Chapter 3 of “The Girl In The Window.”

I hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave any feedback, opinions, or suggestions in the comments box – I’d love to know what you think so far?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

The Girl in the Window

It appears that chapter one just wasn’t quite enough for you all so, chapter two Elf Awareness, is now ready for you to read here.


The Girl in the Window

I’m so excited to share the first chapter of “The Girl In The Window” with you.

Please check it out HERE, and be sure to leave your thoughts and opinion in the comments section – I’d LOVE to know what you think?


I hope this finds you hale and hearty, and you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas spent with loved ones.

As the year draws to a close, I thought it would be nice to start the new year with a new offering:

“The Girl In The Window”

In January, I shall be releasing the unillustrated sequel to “The Christmas Present” and it will be available to download exclusively on this website.

As a teaser, I shall release Chapter 1 – Eye Love You – on here in the next few days, so please check back then!

In the meantime, please stay safe and warm, and enjoy the rest of the Christmas festivities!


 The fully illustrated Kindle edition of “The Christmas Present” is now **LIVE**


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How excited am I?

Well…. VERY!!!!

The revised edition of “The Christmas Present” has been sent to the printers, bursting at the seams with brilliant illustrations. The gift box is looking awesome with a beautiful silk insert that perfectly presents the snow globe.

All together it looks absolutely incredible.

The new edition is also being uploaded exclusively onto Kindle to replace the original version.

So what happens next?

Well, funny you should ask!

I’m delighted to announce today that “The Christmas Present” gift box set will be premiered at the Canadian Gift Association’s Trade Fair in Toronto on the 7th – 10th August.

This is going to be AMAZING!!!

Watch this space…


The illustrations are almost complete and ready for the printers.

As usual, I cannot contain my excitement and just had to share them with you!

What do you think?

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The snow globes have colour!

I thought I’d be able to contain my excitement until the gift box set was complete and ready but, well, I really can’t!!!

Here are the very latest pictures of the snow globe in all its colourful glory.

I hope you find them as awesome as I do!



snowglobe front

snowglobe side

snowglobe top


 Update on The Christmas Present:-

The illustrations are almost complete, the editing is done, and the snow globes samples are on their way. I cannot wait to actually hold one and see it for real!!!

This is really pulling together now and all in great time for this year’s Christmas market.

Exciting times!


The Girl In The Window


Coming soon…..


The Christmas Present

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I have a little secret to tell you that not many people know. Something that maybe your mum and dad don’t even know!

You see, at the very moment you were born, Santa allocated you an elf. It’s true! Your very own elf who watches to see when you have been naughty and nice. Every year, just before Christmas, your elf reports to Santa so he can decide what presents you can have from your list.

Yet there are some people that don’t believe in Santa. I know, I know, it’s crazy… but it’s true! Once those people stop believing in Santa, then their elf’s are sent away from the North Pole and only allowed back when they start to believe in him again.

Gabriel the Elf is very worried. His child is beginning to think that Santa isn’t real. Gabriel the Elf doesn’t want to be banished from all his friends at the North Pole, so what can he do? There is only one thing he can do.

He must prove that Santa is real.



A Tale Of Three Cities


The feedback from Greater Expectations has been both overwhelming and very humbling, not to mention incredibly satisfying!

So many readers have contacted me asking to know more about the story of Z and Penny and, more importantly, what happens next. I have to admit to wondering the very same thing myself, and so A Tale Of Three Cities was born.

Only, this time, it’s a Thriller rather than a Romantic Comedy.

I should also stress that this has been written as both a sequel and standalone novel, as I appreciate that the graphic nature of Greater Expectations was not to everyone’s taste.

I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it….


***18+ PLEASE BE ADVISED – This book is written and intended for adult readers only***


Greater Expectations


I wanted to write a love story that overcame the stereotypes of class and wealth and do this from a male perspective. This particular challenge really appealed to me as it seems that this has been somewhat lacking in this particular literary genre. I wanted to burst the taboo that love is somehow “for girls” and that men try and avoid it at all costs.

To me, that’s just nonsense.

I also thought it would be interesting to explore the idea of friends developing their relationship to give love a chance. In my experience, there always seems to be a reason to not take that chance and I find that tragic.

Love is about hope, excitement, wonder and growth and so should always conquer those fears and frustrations.

I would hope that my book could be used as a reference by those who see themselves in a similar position and allow them to explore their relationship and develop it from friendship to love.

I’m a soppy old romantic really.

***18+ PLEASE BE ADVISED – This book is written and intended for adult readers only***