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”

Win an early signed copy of Chaosmage

I’ve received a few early copies of Chaosmage from my publisher, Orbit. It’s not officially published for a few weeks (Oct 12) so I’m going to run a simple competition. The winner will be chosen at random and I will sign and personalise a copy of Chaosmage and post it to you, anywhere in theContinue reading “Win an early signed copy of Chaosmage”

Guardian Masterclass – How to Find a Literary Agent

Next month in London, I will be taking part in a Guardian Masterclass all about How to Find a Literary Agent. The event is being led by my agent, Juliet Mushens, on Sunday 18th September. Below is a snippet of information about what to expect during the event, but there is a lot more informationContinue reading “Guardian Masterclass – How to Find a Literary Agent”

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”

Chaosmage – book 3

So the year is racing by and it’s nearly the end of June already. There’s a lot of political stuff in the news at the moment, so steering away from all of that, below is a link to SciFiNow who have the exclusive reveal of Chaosmage, book 3 in the Age of Darkness trilogy. There’sContinue reading “Chaosmage – book 3”

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”

How To….

Just a short post today, but one that I’m hoping will generate some feedback. Next month I’m one of three authors  involved with a free publishing workshop at Waterstones in Birmingham. This event on June 8th is designed to provide writers with information on how to find a literary agent. This is for those who are interestedContinue reading “How To….”

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”

Thank Book For podcast with…Stephen Aryan

Normally I’m the one recording the podcasts and interviewing the guests. This time it was my turn to be a guest on the Thank Book For podcast with Tom Bissell and Gemma Todd. Listen here to find all of the episodes. We had a lot of fun recording this and there was a lot ofContinue reading “Thank Book For podcast with…Stephen Aryan”