Fellow author, Jim Hodgson, invited me on to his podcast, The Outliners. It’s a chance for him to chat to authors, friends, editors and at some point brainstorm an outline for a novel using a prompt given by the previous guest. I had a fun time. It turns out Jim and I have a lot
…and live anywhere near Bristol airport you may see a dark object pass overhead. It’s not a dragon, but a Cessna C150 trainer. Over the next year or so I will be learning to fly this in pursuit of an EASE PPL. It’s been a lifelong ambition to learn to fly. I have already flown
First off. Apologies for any Twitter or Facebook spam. I was late on turning off social sharing when I started work on the new site. It’s all done for now. I’ve gone for a simpler, cleaner look. I dare say I will fiddle with things as the geek in me cannot resist. I hope you like
The Dark Lord’s Handbook: Empire is with Amazon for review before publishing. It can take up to 72 hours to appear but should be on sale by Friday 10th March. This is the concluding chapter of The Dark Lord’s Handbook trilogy. It feels odd after all these years to have got to this point. I’m
The Dark Lord’s Handbook: Empire will be arriving very shortly. It is the final stages of production. Given this imminent publication, the price of the first two installments has been dropped on Amazon. Now is a great time to find out what The Dark Lord’s Handbook is all about.
I have been reminded, it has been a while since I have given an update on the third in the series, and for that I apologize. The good news is, the first draft is done and I am in the process of getting it edited. The artwork has also been commissioned and will again be
It’s been a while… There are authors who are considered prolific; I can’t be numbered among them. It takes me time to write for many reasons, many of which anyone who knows a writer will be familiar with if they were ever foolish enough to ask them ‘How’s the writing going?’. There’s certainly no reason
Yesterday, 12th March 2015, there was a sense of collective sadness among many of my friends and myself at the news of Sir Terry Pratchett’s passing after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. In 1983, I was an undergraduate at Bath University browsing the campus bookshop when I came across The Colour of Magic. It was
A new year has arrived and with it the beginning of the final chapter in The Dark Lord’s Handbook trilogy. My working title, Rise and Fall is not so much a spoiler as a statement of inevitability. From the outset this has been the telling of a well-worn path, albeit from a different angle, and
The giveaway for The Dark Lord’s Handbook: Conquest is over and the two winners are: Raina Collins Jason M Lawless Their copies will be in the post shortly (please allow some time for delivery as they are coming from the UK).