July 2020 news

July 2020 – Newsletter   I Ate’nt dead, as one of my very favourite characters writes. It turns out, however, that it’s been even longer that I’d realised since I sent an update. Even before the year that all time and reason forgot I’d already been overdue so…. Soon the God Fragments will be finished! […]

Verona in Autumn – making up history

Not every idea pans out. Something that seems brilliant in your head never translates to the page however you approach it. But sometimes it almost feels like the world is giving you a hint that a book is right and you should stick with it as things fall into place. I had this strange sensation […]

Verona in Autumn – starting the novel

Even if you’re so foolish as to think “sure, Shakespeare; I should definitely write something that has people using Shakespeare as the benchmark” you still need to have a plan – a direction to approach it from. BUT Where to start? I’ve always found that trying to get the whole idea straight from the start […]

Announcing Verona in Autumn!

I’m delighted to announce that the crowdfunding drive for my historical fiction novel, VERONA IN AUTUMN, is now live! You can find the page here if you want to earn my deepest gratitude and pledge something towards getting it published: https://unbound.com/books/verona-in-autumn/ This is a side project I started a few years back when my lovely […]

The Man With One Name

Publication excitement! One of the funny things about publishing is the delay you often experience – the times you have to remind yourself about the work you did last year and why people should care about it now. Today is one of those days – now don’t get me wrong, it’s not hard to remind […]

February newsletter

For those who don’t subscribe to the newsletter, here it is in all its glory!   A new year and a renewed effort on the God Fragments. First of all, I’m very happy to share what I believe is the final cover for The Man With One Name – my stand-alone Lynx novella. It’s set […]

Princess of Blood is out!

That (Third) Difficult Second Book   So by now hopefully everyone has noticed that Princess of Blood is out – as of a few days ago, but I’m nothing if not disorganised about blog posts. You should really go buy it now!   Now you hear a lot about that difficult second novel, but in […]

Gollancz Festival

For the handful of you who’ve not seen any mention of it, The Gollancz Festival will be taking place in London on the 17th and 18th of September and despite a petition from certain authors, I’m going to be there! You can find all the details here – http://bit.ly/2caytM5 I’ll be there all day Saturday and […]

How Many Fuck’s Do I Give?

  Swearing in fantasy – perhaps not quite the most polarising of subjects in the genre, but usually one where people have an opinion they’re unlikely to ever change. For several reasons I went back through my books recently and did a search for how often I’d included the word “fuck” in one form or […]

Fantasy in the Court & Nineworlds

So, I’ve been on holiday and am bewildered to discover the world has not stopped for me. As a result, I’m late about stuff and generally unprepared for reality. In case anyone is interested however, I’ll be at Fantasy in the Court tonight and at Nineworlds on Saturday with a panel in the morning and […]