Les Imaginales Festival

I am delighted to be able to announce that this May, from 24-27th, I will be attending my first convention overseas, Les Imaginales in Epinal, France. As well as a host of European authors there are 5 British authors attending (RJ Barker, Ed McDonald, Al Robertson, Christopher Priest and me) and 5 American authors (MarieContinue reading “Les Imaginales Festival”

New Podcast Interview – The Functional Nerds

I recently chatted to John and Patrick from the Fuctional Nerds podcast and had a great time. We talk a little about the books but mostly we just geek out about some TV and geek news from recent headlines. The Functional Nerds Podcast – Episode 351  

Altered Carbon

Has anyone else been watching and has now finished Altered Carbon on Netflix? If not, you really should make a start. No spoilers from me, but a brief summary. At the start I was watching it with the subtitles switched on as it was all new to me having not read the books, they mumbledContinue reading “Altered Carbon”

Stuff this week

Of Gods and Men The new digital and audio novella has now been published!!!!! Of Gods and Men is a prequel to the entire series so far, it is set before the events of Battlemage, so if you’re brand new you can read it as an intro to my style of writing and the wholeContinue reading “Stuff this week”

Beer and Fantasy Books

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, or even a short time, you’ll know I like beer. More specifically real ale or craft beer as it is called in America, small batches of beer produced by independent or small breweries. I was lucky enough to be able to create my own special beerContinue reading “Beer and Fantasy Books”

The Year Ahead

A new year and already I’ve got a number of plans, events and books plotted out for the coming 12 months. It looks as if it is going to be a busy one. Books In less than a month in February, Of Gods and Men is published, a digital and audio novella. It will notContinue reading “The Year Ahead”

World’s Strongest Man 2017 – The Final

Spoilers ahead if you’ve not watched it yet. So this year, the final rested very much on the broad shoulders of one very large man. In the run up to this year’s celebratory 40th anniversary event I saw a number of surprises. And even having known for months about who would win (due to someoneContinue reading “World’s Strongest Man 2017 – The Final”

World’s Strongest Man 2017 – The Heats

It’s that time of year again where for once, I talk about sport, specifically the World’s Strongest Man. So if you’re not interested, switch off now. I’ll do a post on the final once I’ve watched it, but the heats this year were brilliant and worth discussing in some depth. There were a few surprisesContinue reading “World’s Strongest Man 2017 – The Heats”

December update

Somehow it is December already. It seems like only yesterday (actually February) when I was in Paris, picking up an award for Battlemage in French. The year has gone by really quick. So, December 1st and I’m now working on the first draft of book 3 in the Age of Dread trilogy. The copy editsContinue reading “December update”