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”

Bloodmage Launch – Birmingham

Last week was the official launch of Bloodmage, book 2 in the Age of Darkness trilogy, at Waterstones in Birmingham. The shop is amazing. It’s six floors full of books, which sounds like heaven to me! I could spend days in there if they’d let me, and they serve food and drink in the cafes,Continue reading “Bloodmage Launch – Birmingham”

Post-birthday blog

Friday was another birthday for me, not a landmark one, so following that and a few other developments, I thought I’d do a bit of a round-up blog for the end of this month. Today I just received copies of the French version of Battlemage – Mage de Guerre – from my French publisher –Continue reading “Post-birthday blog”

Bloodmage UK tour dates

Bloodmage is out in the UK and USA on April 14th from my publisher Orbit books and I will be visiting a few places in the UK on a launch tour . Thursday 14th April Waterstones Birmingham High Street – 7pm – The event is free but please call 0121 633 4353 to reserve aContinue reading “Bloodmage UK tour dates”

February worklog

I thought I would do a quick post about what I’m up to at the moment on various things. So, book 2, Bloodmage, is completely done and dusted. My publisher, Orbit books, has just sent me the latest version of the cover and I think it looks really good. So that is all set toContinue reading “February worklog”

First Bloodmage event of 2016

It’s now only a few months until Bloodmage comes out in April and I’ve already got one event booked. There will be a couple of signing events to mark the publication of Bloodmage and as soon as they’re sorted I’ll post the dates and details on the events page. They will likely be around theContinue reading “First Bloodmage event of 2016”

Post-Fantasycon and Pre-SLEDGE LIT

Fantasycon is done and is now in the rear view mirror. Bye bye Nottingham and next year it is going to be in Scarborough by the sea. The event was super tiring but fun, and I had a great time hanging out with friends I only get to see maybe once or twice a year.Continue reading “Post-Fantasycon and Pre-SLEDGE LIT”

Fantasycon 2015 – Nottingham

Below is a list of things that I’ll be doing¬† in a couple of weeks at Fantasycon 2015. This year the event is being held at the East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel in Nottingham. I’ve never been to the venue before, but it looks very new and shiny, with lots of natural lightContinue reading “Fantasycon 2015 – Nottingham”