And that’s a wrap

Just a short post to say the first draft of book 5,  (well book 2 in the new Age of Dread trilogy), is done. The first draft is raw, rough and it still needs a lot of work, but the main framework of the story is now done. I’ve had this story in my headContinue reading “And that’s a wrap”

French Interview

Earlier this year I went on a very quick overnight visit to Paris to attend an event to celebrate the first Hellfest Inferno Prize. This was at the offices of my French publisher, Bragelonne, and it was also my first trip ever to France. It was a great party atmosphere and everyone was having aContinue reading “French Interview”

MCM London Comic Con Roundup

A little over a week ago, during the bank holiday weekend, I attended the MCM London Comic Con which is the largest convention we have in the UK. Last year had a record crowd of about 133K and I expect the numbers for this year will be as high. It takes place twice a yearContinue reading “MCM London Comic Con Roundup”

How to find a literary agent

Next month on Saturday 6th May in London, I will be taking part in a Guardian Masterclass on How to find a literary agent. The masterclass is being led by my agent, Juliet Mushens, and both Peter Newman and I will be there for part of the event. If you’re a new writer, the processContinue reading “How to find a literary agent”

Writing questions for April

This is going to be a short post with some questions that I’m hoping those of you who are following this blog, and anyone else who sees it, will respond to as it will give me a better idea of who is reading this, and also, why. I have a feeling that a lot ofContinue reading “Writing questions for April”

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”

A review of 2016

This is going to be a best of the best post for me for 2016 covering TV and films.  Not the best ever. Not everything I’ve seen, or read or done, just some of the highlights. Books Book round up first. So this year book 2 (Bloodmage) and book 3 (Chaosmage) were published. And it’sContinue reading “A review of 2016”

November round up

A general update on what’s been going on for the last month or thereabouts. Starting with some book news. Book 4 The first draft of book 4 (currently untitled), the first book in the new Age of Dread trilogy, has been sent off to my publisher. Phew. I got it in a couple of weeksContinue reading “November round up”

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”