Battlemage on sale – Kindle deals

I thought this was just a daily deal thing and it might now just be a weekly deal so it could end on Sunday, however, as of this minute, Battlemage is 99p on Amazon UK on Kindle. So if you started with Mageborn, now is the right time to go back to the beginning andContinue reading “Battlemage on sale – Kindle deals”

Magebane month – 9 lessons learned

Magebane is published this month and is currently available from all good bookshops, hint, hint. Battlemage, which started my publishing journey, came out in 2015. On the one hand that seems just like yesterday. On the other hand a lot of stuff has happened in those 4 years and the 2 years before that whenContinue reading “Magebane month – 9 lessons learned”

Magebane week

To celebrate the publication of Magebane this week below are links to a few things I’ve been up to recently. Podcast Chat I was recently on the Functional Nerds podcast with Patrick and over the course of an hour we talk about all things geeky including some comics, TV shows, Star Trek news and theContinue reading “Magebane week”

Battlemage Kindle deal for July – Amazon UK

Battlemage (book 1) in the first trilogy (Age of Darkness) is currently on offer at Amazon (UK only I’m afraid) for 99p for the whole of July!! So if you’ve not read it yet then now is the time. Tell your friends, tell your colleagues, tell strangers in the street as well! Just as longContinue reading “Battlemage Kindle deal for July – Amazon UK”

How many pages do you give a book to grip you before giving up?

Having just put down a book before reaching the end, I asked this question on Twitter as I was curious about how others felt. To my surprise the majority of people stop reading if they are not enjoying a book, rather than persisting to the end. There was a range of answers related to pageContinue reading “How many pages do you give a book to grip you before giving up?”

Something new and doubt

I’ve just sent in the first draft of something totally new to my agent for her feedback. This is still fantasy, but the story is not set in the same world, there aren’t any mages in this book and it’s a bit different in terms of style and pacing. Now comes the waiting. It wasContinue reading “Something new and doubt”

End of an Age

Just a quick update post to say that I’ve just sent off the amended proof for Magebane, book 3 in the Age of Dread trilogy. So that’s the end of the second Age in that world and, for now at least, the end of the story of those characters. I started writing Battlemage many yearsContinue reading “End of an Age”

2019 Events

It’s almost Christmas but I’ve already been busy planning a number events for 2019. The first I will be taking part in is a new one for me, the Wolverhampton Literature Festival. It runs from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd February at a number of  different venues around the city. The full PDF programme ofContinue reading “2019 Events”

Magebane Cover Reveal

The word is out. The final book in the Age of Dread trilogy is called – Magebane. This is the big one. It wraps up everything. Six books and a novella worth of story and characters. That’s not to say every little thing is tied down and sorted, but I had to make sure aContinue reading “Magebane Cover Reveal”

November update

A quick update on everything. Book 6  – This now has a title for those with eagle eyes on Amazon, and a release date next summer. I sent back a second draft to my editor about two weeks ago and like a rubber ball it’s going to be coming back to me very soon fromContinue reading “November update”