London Comic Con Schedule

The MCM London Comic Con has updated their website and added the Author Corner section. So I can now provide details of the panels I will be taking part in, on Sunday 28th May. There are panels throughout the weekend so follow the link above for information on all of the panels, and my twoContinue reading “London Comic Con Schedule”

Battlemage wins the Hellfest Inferno Prize

I am delighted to announce that Battlemage (Mage de Guerre in France) has won the first Hellfest Inferno Prize, via a public vote, beating such esteemed authors including Clive Barker, Joe Abercrombie, Bradley Beaulieu, Kim Wilkins and Peter Pevel. I’ve just returned from a short visit to Paris, where I visited the offices of Bragelonne,Continue reading “Battlemage wins the Hellfest Inferno Prize”

Feb – More events and stuff

Eesh, it’s already been a couple of weeks already since my last post. This is going to be a quick one. So book stuff first, then some event stuff, and then some award stuff. Book 4 We’ve settled on a title for book 4 (the first in the new Age of Dread trilogy). However, nowContinue reading “Feb – More events and stuff”

January – quick update

Happy New Year! Just a few quick things to mention. Interview My interview with Mur Lafferty on the I Should Be Writing podcast ep369 is now available on iTunes and also here on her website. So if you’re an aspiring author and want to hear some good and varied advice from all kinds of authors,Continue reading “January – quick update”

October news round up

The Age of Darkness My first series with Orbit, the Age of Darkness, is now at an end. This first trilogy was many years in the making but for you lucky readers, it only took 13 months to come out (September 2015, April 2016 and now October 2016). So all three books are now outContinue reading “October news round up”

Guardian Masterclass and Fantasycon

Yesterday  I was at the sold out Guardian Masterclass on ‘How to find a literary agent’ in London, being run by my agent Juliet Mushens. For a portion of the afternoon she was ably assisted by two of her clients, Elodie Harper and myself. It was a really great event where the engaged audience listenedContinue reading “Guardian Masterclass and Fantasycon”

Gemmell Awards 2016 – final vote

The final vote for the Gemmell awards is now open, anyone can vote from anywhere in the world, but only one vote per person, so please get voting! Battlemage is still in the running for the Morningstar debut book award. There are 6 books in each of the categories, so vote on those too! ClickContinue reading “Gemmell Awards 2016 – final vote”

June Events

This June I’m off to a few events. On Tuesday 7th June, Joe Hill will be appearing at Waterstones in Birmingham, and I’m attending as a fan to hear about his latest book, The Fireman. It sounds really, really, really good, so I am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of that. PlusContinue reading “June Events”

David Gemmell Awards

David Gemmell was and is a huge influence on my work. More so than Tolkien, which many people cite as being their main foundation, Gemmell showed me many worlds where the main characters were not always perfect people. Long before anyone coined the phrase Grimdark, he was writing about grey people in difficult situations. TheContinue reading “David Gemmell Awards”

Bloodmage tour roundup

I’m back from my UK tour for Bloodmage, the second book in the Age of Darkness trilogy. The first stop was Sheffield, which was a lot of fun. Samuel, and the other staff at Waterstones Orchard Square, had arranged some coffee and nibbles and after rushing to get there, I was ready for a drinkContinue reading “Bloodmage tour roundup”