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”

That’s a wrap….for now

The first draft of Mage3 (currently untitled), the third book in the Age of Dread trilogy, has now gone off to my editors at Orbit. So that’s it, I’m done….for the time being at least. In a few months’ time the next round of hard work will begin with edits and so on, but forContinue reading “That’s a wrap….for now”

Fantasy Authors in Conversation – Tuesday 24th April – Stafford

In a couple of weeks time I will be in conversation with GX Todd and Storm Constantine at Stafford Library on Tuesday 24th April. Last week I joined Brad Beaulieu and Anna Stephens at Waterstones in Birmingham for a similar event where we talked about a range of topics including world building, creating characters andContinue reading “Fantasy Authors in Conversation – Tuesday 24th April – Stafford”

Crash Landing – New Podcast

As you may be aware, maybe not, as well as writing novels and comics, I am also a podcaster. Grouchy Old Geeks I‘ve been podcasting 11 years this July with my co-host Scott Grandison. It started out as Comic Book Outsiders but then morphed into Grouchy Old Geeks (as we both drift closer to middleContinue reading “Crash Landing – New Podcast”

Birthday Book Giveaway

My birthday is this month so I’m doing a book giveaway competition where you can win signed books. All you need to do is post a review of one of my books on Amazon UK or Amazon USA, between March 1st and March 31st and send me proof (a screenshot will do) via email (stephenaryan56[at]gmail.com)Continue reading “Birthday Book Giveaway”

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”