Halloween Short Story

As part of a group effort for Halloween, myself and several other authors who are represented by Juliet Mushens, decided to post some short flash fiction horror or spooky stories to tie in with the forthcoming World Fantasy Convention and Halloween. More info over at Andrew Reid’s blog here. In the meantime, below is myContinue reading “Halloween Short Story”

Finding Your Voice

Quite a while ago in a previous post I mentioned finding your voice and said it was a topic I would come back to. It’s a difficult thing to talk about, and I’m not in any position to offer advice on the subject, so I’m just going to put down some of my thoughts inContinue reading “Finding Your Voice”

Projects Update July 2013

Thought I would just do a quick general post on the projects I’m currently working on. The Novel – The next draft has gone off to my agent for her feedback. I’ve timed it just right so that I can go on holiday in a few days and I won’t spend the entire time pondering,Continue reading “Projects Update July 2013”

We’ve got one!

I’m delighted to say that I now have an agent. I am represented by Juliet Mushens of The Agency Group. That’s the short version for those who want to skip to the end. It’s taken a long, long time to get here. I’m still trying to process it and also work out how long, butContinue reading “We’ve got one!”

My Workspace

This post, and other related posts that will probably be forthcoming by Laura Lam, Jennifer Williams, and by Lou Morgan was inspired by a tweet Laura made about finally getting herself a shiny new desk. I’m always curious to see other people’s creative workspace and what they surround themselves with to help them write orContinue reading “My Workspace”

Projects update April 2013

Just a quick update on current projects. The day job has been keeping me busy, but I’ve been chipping away on the creative endeavours which fuel me. Sadly, it looks as if Empyre is dead. For now at least. We submitted it to a few comic publishers, one of which didn’t bother to respond atContinue reading “Projects update April 2013”

Eastercon Report

Eastercon is done for another year. This was my second year at the event and despite only being there for only a couple of days due to family commitments, I had an excellent time and met some wonderful people. So I attended on Friday and Saturday, took part in one comics related panel on FridayContinue reading “Eastercon Report”

YA Comic Books

This idea has been somewhere in the back of my mind for a while, but it came together last week when Marvel Comics announced that they are launching a series of YA novels, based on their superhero characters. The first two announced are She-Hulk and Rogue, written by Marta Acosta and Christine Woodward and theyContinue reading “YA Comic Books”

One Man Army

When I was growing up it seemed to me that there weren’t that many interesting books to read. Looking back, I know I was wrong. Obviously. However, at the time, I read fairly   the fantasy genre and I went through pretty much everything I could find. Now I now read across several genres andContinue reading “One Man Army”

Books That Changed My Life – Part 2

This has slightly morphed into authors that changed my life more than particular books, but it’s still appropriate as I do mention specific titles by each of the authors. Legend by David Gemmell – Gemmell was an enormous influence on me growing up, and together with Eddings and Brooks, he is partially responsible for myContinue reading “Books That Changed My Life – Part 2”