How I Found an Agent – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, this is a history of how I found an agent and later a publisher. One of the reasons for writing this is to try and dispel the myth that continues to circulate that in order to succeed in getting published you need to have connections and friends in the business.Continue reading “How I Found an Agent – Part 2”

Stuck in the middle

I’ve not posted in a couple of weeks because I’ve been busy doing a number of different things. For the last few months I have been chipping away gradually on the first draft of book 2 in my fantasy trilogy. Progress has been steady, sometimes it flows, other times I’m distracted by all of theContinue reading “Stuck in the middle”

Holiday Reading List 2014

Every year I save up some special books to take on holiday with me. Books that I’m really excited about, books that are sequels in a series I’m reading, or just fantastic sounding books by familiar and also new authors. I normally managed 5-6 books in a week on holiday, which is a massive increaseContinue reading “Holiday Reading List 2014”

Publishing Adventures in London

Earlier this week I had my first official trip to London as a soon to be published author. It was an intense and pretty exhausting time, but overall proved to be fascinating. On Monday morning I visited my fantastic agent, Juliet Mushens, and Sarah, her lovely assistant, at their offices for a chat about theContinue reading “Publishing Adventures in London”

Book Deal News

So the big news came out today on the Bookseller website, and here is a copy of the press release in full announcing my book deal with Orbit. Orbit has signed a trilogy of books from British author Stephen Aryan. Jenni Hill, commissioning editor at Orbit, signed world English rights in the Battlemage trilogy fromContinue reading “Book Deal News”

Get Involved in 2014

I’m not one for making new year resolutions, but what I am doing starting from January is rewatching and rereading a few things together with some friends. This is your invitation to take part and then join in with the discussion. I should quickly mention, that I know how life (and by that I’m includingContinue reading “Get Involved in 2014”

My Top 5 Books from 2013

Recently I recorded another episode of the geek culture and comics podcast I co-host, Comic Book Outsiders. We looked back at 2013 and talked about our favourite films, TV shows and other geek moments. I didn’t get around to talking about comics or books. So this is a list of my favourite 5 books I’veContinue reading “My Top 5 Books from 2013”