New Novella – Of Gods and Men

I’m delighted to announce that a new novella I’ve written has been revealed today, along with the awesome cover! Of Gods and Men, a digital and audio novella is set to be released in February 2018 by Orbit books. So there’s only a few short months to wait! This story can be read at anyContinue reading “New Novella – Of Gods and Men”

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”

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”

End of one chapter…and the start of another

So, this week Chaosmage comes out. Book 3 of 3 in the Age of Darkness trilogy. The last book in my first trilogy from Orbit books. A quick aside… For all of you out there waiting for the series to finish before picking it up in case a) I died in the middle of writingContinue reading “End of one chapter…and the start of another”

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”

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”

Bloodmage – unleashed April 12th 2016

Bloodmage is out next week. It feels like only last week I was getting excited in the run up to the release of Battlemage. Well, there’s another  book to come out this year as well in October, so the trilogy will be all wrapped up by Christmas. So I’d better get on with writing the nextContinue reading “Bloodmage – unleashed April 12th 2016”

Bloodmage is here….early!

Even though it is not out for another month, today I received a box full of copies of Bloodmage! Feast your eyes on these lovelies. I can’t stop looking at them and sitting them next to my copy of Battlemage. It is so close now to the release date! I’ve also arranged a few moreContinue reading “Bloodmage is here….early!”