MCM Comic Con London Schedule

I will be appearing at MCM Comic Con London in just over a week and a bit’s time. This huge event is being held at the Excel Centre in London. Below are a list of my panels and signings and I will be mooching around the event on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October. IContinue reading “MCM Comic Con London Schedule”

Other Worlds Event – Sat 6th October

Just a quick post to serve as a reminder that next Saturday, 6th October in Nottingham, I will be taking part in the Other Worlds event at the Nottingham Writers’ Studio. This is a full day of panels and workshops. The schedule and more information about the event is available on the website here, asContinue reading “Other Worlds Event – Sat 6th October”

Mageborn competition winners

Just a quick post to say I’ve chosen 5 names at random and the following people have won a signed copy of Mageborn!!!! 1) Cyberdechu 2) Lauren Maharaj 3) kaladanuk 4) theamazingmrg 5) psoans Please email me your full name and postal address to receive your copy to stephenaryan56 [at] gmail.com    

Magefall – Time is weird

So, Magefall is published this week. Yeah, how did that happen so fast? On the one hand, it feels like 5 minutes since Mageborn was published. On the other hand it’s actually been nearly a year and thinking back over the last twelve months quite a lot has happened to me in that time. ToContinue reading “Magefall – Time is weird”

Magefall publication event

To celebrate the publication of Magefall, book 2 in the Age of Dread trilogy, I will be taking part in an event at Forbidden Planet in Birmingham. This will be on Wednesday 5th September from 5-6pm. I will be there with Anna Stephens and GX Todd and we might do a bit of a talkContinue reading “Magefall publication event”

Mageborn Competition

To celebrate the publication of Magefall (which is available to pre-order now from Waterstones, Amazon UK, Amazon USA, your local bookshop) in a month’s time I’m giving away 5 signed copes of Mageborn, book 1 in the trilogy. To enter the competition is really simple. All you need to do is post a comment belowContinue reading “Mageborn Competition”

Breaking all the rules

I’m currently working on my 7th novel (since being published – not including all the trunk novels) and something weird has happened. I’m breaking some of my own rules. You have to write every day. You have to plan every book. You must not plan the story, let it flow organically. You need to setContinue reading “Breaking all the rules”

Achievement Unlocked: Blacksmith

Here’s the thing. I write fantasy books for a living featuring warriors and wizards. In every single book there are many characters waving weapons around. Swords, axes, bows, daggers, the occasional mace, spears and all manner of weapons designed to main, mutilate and murder. But I’ve never done a day’s work as a blacksmith inContinue reading “Achievement Unlocked: Blacksmith”

On Time Every Time

This post has been bubbling under for a while but it was brought to the forefront of my mind today by a tweet. Someone commented that they wait until the series of books is finished before picking them up in one go because they were shy about starting a series with an unpublished finish. Ok,Continue reading “On Time Every Time”

Back home from Les Imaginales

I’ve just returned from Les Imaginales, a French literature festival which takes place in the town of Epinal. Without a doubt it’s the best book-related event I’ve ever attended. In terms of organisation and how it is run, it is very different to UK, or US conventions from what I’ve been told about them. SponsoredContinue reading “Back home from Les Imaginales”