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”

My Experience at Nine Worlds 2015

This was the second year I’ve attended the Nine Worlds Geekfest in London. The event is only in its third year so it is still a relatively new event compared to some. Even so I think it is leaps and bounds ahead of others in terms of it being the most inclusive and open eventContinue reading “My Experience at Nine Worlds 2015”

Battlemage – Goodreads Giveaway

If you live in the UK or Ireland and would like to get hold of an advanced reading copy of Battlemage, a month ahead of release (24th September in UK and USA), then nip over to here on Goodreads. Battlemage is epic fantasy, and the first in a trilogy called The Age of Darkness. BooksContinue reading “Battlemage – Goodreads Giveaway”

Eastercon – Dysprosium

This bank holiday weekend I’ll be at Eastercon or, Dysprosium, as it is called this year, the 66th annual event where SFF fans gather to drink, I mean, talk about books and stuff. This year there are some exciting and interesting guests of honour that I’m looking forward to meeting, but I’m actually more excitedContinue reading “Eastercon – Dysprosium”

February’s Podcasts

As mentioned last month, the Podcasting network I am involved with has had a face lift and a kick in the pants, and now we are back on track with a regular schedule and more new content. Pete Rogers, my co-host on Bags of Action had some very nice things to say about then newContinue reading “February’s Podcasts”

How I Found an Agent – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, this is a history of how I found an agent and later a publisher. One of the reasons for writing this is to try and dispel the myth that continues to circulate that in order to succeed in getting published you need to have connections and friends in the business.Continue reading “How I Found an Agent – Part 2”

Book Deal News

So the big news came out today on the Bookseller website, and here is a copy of the press release in full announcing my book deal with Orbit. Orbit has signed a trilogy of books from British author Stephen Aryan. Jenni Hill, commissioning editor at Orbit, signed world English rights in the Battlemage trilogy fromContinue reading “Book Deal News”