September TV and comics

Super quick update. The new NEW book is ready to go out to publishers. It doesn’t need another edit. YAY! And that’s where it is right now. With them. So I’m just waiting, which is the hardest thing to do, when all you really want to do is refresh your email every 3 seconds. ThankfullyContinue reading “September TV and comics”

Magebane month – 9 lessons learned

Magebane is published this month and is currently available from all good bookshops, hint, hint. Battlemage, which started my publishing journey, came out in 2015. On the one hand that seems just like yesterday. On the other hand a lot of stuff has happened in those 4 years and the 2 years before that whenContinue reading “Magebane month – 9 lessons learned”

Magebane week

To celebrate the publication of Magebane this week below are links to a few things I’ve been up to recently. Podcast Chat I was recently on the Functional Nerds podcast with Patrick and over the course of an hour we talk about all things geeky including some comics, TV shows, Star Trek news and theContinue reading “Magebane week”

Battlemage Kindle deal for July – Amazon UK

Battlemage (book 1) in the first trilogy (Age of Darkness) is currently on offer at Amazon (UK only I’m afraid) for 99p for the whole of July!! So if you’ve not read it yet then now is the time. Tell your friends, tell your colleagues, tell strangers in the street as well! Just as longContinue reading “Battlemage Kindle deal for July – Amazon UK”

How many pages do you give a book to grip you before giving up?

Having just put down a book before reaching the end, I asked this question on Twitter as I was curious about how others felt. To my surprise the majority of people stop reading if they are not enjoying a book, rather than persisting to the end. There was a range of answers related to pageContinue reading “How many pages do you give a book to grip you before giving up?”

Magebane events

To celebrate the publication of Magebane (available to preorder from all good bookshops now, hint hint!) I’m going to be doing a few events online and in person. Thursday 8th August The book is officially published on Monday 5th August so to coincide with that I’m going to be doing my first signing event inContinue reading “Magebane events”

May TV and books

Busy working on the new NEW book. Currently editing it and at the end of that process it will be a second draft. I’ll then send it back to my agent for her feedback. After that, we’ll see. I might need to do another edit (which is likely) or it may be ready to goContinue reading “May TV and books”

Class is in session: Fantasy world building

I’m delighted to announce that starting in May I will be teaching an online writing course with LitReactor. This will be a two week course, available to anyone around the world, on fantasy world building. As you can imagine I’ve spent a lot of time creating fantasy worlds and thinking about all of the elementsContinue reading “Class is in session: Fantasy world building”

Something new and doubt

I’ve just sent in the first draft of something totally new to my agent for her feedback. This is still fantasy, but the story is not set in the same world, there aren’t any mages in this book and it’s a bit different in terms of style and pacing. Now comes the waiting. It wasContinue reading “Something new and doubt”

End of an Age

Just a quick update post to say that I’ve just sent off the amended proof for Magebane, book 3 in the Age of Dread trilogy. So that’s the end of the second Age in that world and, for now at least, the end of the story of those characters. I started writing Battlemage many yearsContinue reading “End of an Age”