A few weeks ago I had an idea for a sequel to my novel The Crow Journal after a creative dry-spot that had lasted a couple of years. I’ve been working on that ever since. Naturally as soon as I started work on Bluejay (working title, etc etc) another idea roared up out of nowhere. […]Read More Draklyn Storm
My latest novel – a story of magic and intrigue set at least partially in the crowded metropolis of London in the 1850s is now available at amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and other regional amazons. The protagonist is Barnaby Silver, a young man newly come to town to confront the past that his mother, a powerful sorceress, […]Read More The Crow Journal
NaNoWriMo is a great idea. A community supporting its members in writing 50,000 words of a novel throughout November. It helps deal with one of the big issues about writing, that of the primary task being getting the words on paper (or screen etc) without letting second guessing or procrastination get in the way. A […]Read More Why I Don’t Do NaNo or Check My Speed
I’m not a girl, but it is Sunday, and here’s Debbie Harry and Blondie just because:Read More Sunday Girl
Yes folks, the debut novel is marking the first anniversary of its release with a special ONE WEEK ONLY sale at amazon.com and amazon.co.uk – from 8am on 26th March until April 2nd you can pick up this reality-shifting novel of intrigue, adventure, magic and manners for less than a dollar (or less than a […]Read More A Step Beyond Context – Amazon Sale!
I don’t buy from Internet ads. I really don’t. I totally get that the commercial realities of modern life require, under the capitalist model, that to get things means you have to spend other things, so that the people who make the first things can take the things you give them and use them to […]Read More Impulse Buy
Hey! Hey you, c’mere. Want to buy some words? They’re fresh. More or less, and they’ve been put in an order that makes sense. More or less. The first hit is cheap, you’ll like it. And you can quit anytime. More or less.Read More Words for sale – may contain ideas.
Yesterday I mentioned to a friend that before “A Step Beyond Context” I’d been working on a novel set in an early-Victorian magical subculture in England – but that I’d abandoned it because I couldn’t get the pacing right and it was too long and drawn out. I decided to dig it out just to […]Read More One from the (secret) vaults.
I’m far more excited than I have any right to be after receiving notification of a piddling little electronic payment. My first ever royalties for my novel have just come through and while it will barely cover the cost of the new ICRPG core rulebook coming out today I am very happy indeed – Guess […]Read More Oh my gosh
ARRGGGGTo anybody kind enough to have purchased a copy of my novel “A Step Beyond Context” – give it 24 hours and redownload it from Amazon (doesn’t cost you anything more – just go to “Manage Devices and Downloads”) as I’ve just spotted (and corrected) an egregious error in the last chapter where a character […]Read More Product Recall – Sort of.