Authors Talking About Writing

Given that there are no conventions at the moment, a lot of stuff is moving online. I miss talking to authors about writing, characters, world-building and so on. With that in mind I’m going to do a late night talk with Angus Watson on Tuesday 15th September. If this one goes well I might doContinue reading “Authors Talking About Writing”

Conventions during lockdown

Because all of the conventions have been cancelled during lockdown, a lot more are going online. I’ve already been involved in one, called CONtagion. A SFF convention and also meeting space on Facebook, which has links to panels, workshops, readings, blog posts and all sorts to keep you busy. I moderated a panel about writingContinue reading “Conventions during lockdown”

Flux on Kickstarter

Flux, a SF thriller, is a comic book mini series that I have been working on for years. Most of the time, when writing a novel, you’re doing it on your own. Other people get involved later in the process (agent, editor, copywriter etc), but with comics it’s totally different. It’s a joint effort almostContinue reading “Flux on Kickstarter”

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”

2019 Events

It’s almost Christmas but I’ve already been busy planning a number events for 2019. The first I will be taking part in is a new one for me, the Wolverhampton Literature Festival. It runs from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd February at a number of  different venues around the city. The full PDF programme ofContinue reading “2019 Events”

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”

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”

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”