The Warrior Online Tour

The Warrior is published August 9th, wrapping up The Quest for Heroes duology. For now, this in the last adventure in the Five Kingdoms. I may come back to this world one day, but for now, that’s it. Two books and done. I’m already busy with something else…. The url below has pre-order links toContinue reading “The Warrior Online Tour”

July update

Tomorrow The Coward will have been out for a month. It’s been a hectic time, that’s for sure. Lots of interviews, blog posts, live events, social media reviews and Instagram stories. The book and I have been everywhere. The reception has been very positive but it’s still not over yet. Reddit AMAThis Friday on Reddit/fantasyContinue reading “July update”

That’s a wrap

So, a quick update from me. I’ve been on furlough from my freelance day job during lockdown. That’s the bad news. The good news is I’ve been able to focus more on my writing. As a result of less interruptions and with nowhere to go, I’ve finished the first draft of my current work inContinue reading “That’s a wrap”

New Book Deal

I’m been sitting on this news for a while so I’m very glad that I can now officially share it. I have a new book deal with Angry Robot books! Here’s the link to the press release and story in the Bookseller As the story mentions this is a two book series and it isContinue reading “New Book Deal”

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?”

Class is in session: Fantasy world building

I’m delighted to announce that starting in May I will be teaching an online writing course with LitReactor. This will be a two week course, available to anyone around the world, on fantasy world building. As you can imagine I’ve spent a lot of time creating fantasy worlds and thinking about all of the elementsContinue reading “Class is in session: Fantasy world building”

Recent TV

The joy of Netflix means I can start on a series and just really soak into it, and consume the whole thing in one stretch. No waiting weekly for episodes, and go at my own pace. There are some shows that are released weekly, to keep them in line or just behind the US, butContinue reading “Recent TV”

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”

Mageborn competition winners

Just a quick post to say I’ve chosen 5 names at random and the following people have won a signed copy of Mageborn!!!! 1) Cyberdechu 2) Lauren Maharaj 3) kaladanuk 4) theamazingmrg 5) psoans Please email me your full name and postal address to receive your copy to stephenaryan56 [at] gmail.com    

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”