Other Worlds Event – Sat 6th October

Just a quick post to serve as a reminder that next Saturday, 6th October in Nottingham, I will be taking part in the Other Worlds event at the Nottingham Writers’ Studio. This is a full day of panels and workshops. The schedule and more information about the event is available on the website here, asContinue reading “Other Worlds Event – Sat 6th October”

Magefall – Time is weird

So, Magefall is published this week. Yeah, how did that happen so fast? On the one hand, it feels like 5 minutes since Mageborn was published. On the other hand it’s actually been nearly a year and thinking back over the last twelve months quite a lot has happened to me in that time. ToContinue reading “Magefall – Time is weird”

Breaking all the rules

I’m currently working on my 7th novel (since being published – not including all the trunk novels) and something weird has happened. I’m breaking some of my own rules. You have to write every day. You have to plan every book. You must not plan the story, let it flow organically. You need to setContinue reading “Breaking all the rules”

That’s a wrap….for now

The first draft of Mage3 (currently untitled), the third book in the Age of Dread trilogy, has now gone off to my editors at Orbit. So that’s it, I’m done….for the time being at least. In a few months’ time the next round of hard work will begin with edits and so on, but forContinue reading “That’s a wrap….for now”

Fantasy Authors in Conversation – Tuesday 24th April – Stafford

In a couple of weeks time I will be in conversation with GX Todd and Storm Constantine at Stafford Library on Tuesday 24th April. Last week I joined Brad Beaulieu and Anna Stephens at Waterstones in Birmingham for a similar event where we talked about a range of topics including world building, creating characters andContinue reading “Fantasy Authors in Conversation – Tuesday 24th April – Stafford”

New Podcast Interview – The Functional Nerds

I recently chatted to John and Patrick from the Fuctional Nerds podcast and had a great time. We talk a little about the books but mostly we just geek out about some TV and geek news from recent headlines. The Functional Nerds Podcast – Episode 351  

Stuff this week

Of Gods and Men The new digital and audio novella has now been published!!!!! Of Gods and Men is a prequel to the entire series so far, it is set before the events of Battlemage, so if you’re brand new you can read it as an intro to my style of writing and the wholeContinue reading “Stuff this week”

The Year Ahead

A new year and already I’ve got a number of plans, events and books plotted out for the coming 12 months. It looks as if it is going to be a busy one. Books In less than a month in February, Of Gods and Men is published, a digital and audio novella. It will notContinue reading “The Year Ahead”

December update

Somehow it is December already. It seems like only yesterday (actually February) when I was in Paris, picking up an award for Battlemage in French. The year has gone by really quick. So, December 1st and I’m now working on the first draft of book 3 in the Age of Dread trilogy. The copy editsContinue reading “December update”