Not dead…

Wow, it's been a while since I posted anything here. Not since last April in fact. I'm not dead, just been busy working on what's turning out to be a brand new phase of my writing career. Some of you may have read Silver by Steven Savile, the alliteratively compelling thriller that mixes Dan Brown with decent writing. If you haven't, then you should. Thriller fans loved this book and sent it to #2 on Amazon UK's Kindle chart. Savile's long awaited sequel to Silver, appropriately titled "Go...
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A fresh new look

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Regular visitors to my site (Hi Mum!) will have noticed I've made a few changes around here. The major one being that I switched my Wordpress Theme. The old Grey backdrop with white text was getting somewhat tired, and it's not conducive to reading. So I searched for something clean and black-on-white and found Accesspress Lite, which I really like. The banner is nice but not yet clickable, and there's some back-end weirdness to overcome to get it to work. In general though I like the change and...
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Shark Larks

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This blog has been very quiet recently and for good reason. I've been working on a secret project that might well be my highest profile release ever, if I ever finish it. To say it's been a challenge is understatement of the year, but I'm getting on top of it and making inroads now. In the meantime, I wrote a new short story! Last year I was invited by World's Collider contributor and Pax Britannia creator Jonathan Green to write a story for his forthcoming anthology, Sharkpunk. This brand ne...
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A Whirlwind Launch Week (updated)!

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What a week it's been! Two titles came out on the same day (December 9th) and behaved in very different ways. One was Fantasy For Good, a new anthology featuring a ton of amazing talent, with all proceeds going to the Colon Cancer Alliance. The other was my debut novel, The Patchwork House, a haunted house story with a time travel infusion.Let's hold on Fantasy For Good for a moment. Yes I'm talking about my own novel first, in a blatant attempt to publicize it to anyone coming here for info abo...
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A plethora of newsy things!

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So much time and so little news! I may have got that backwards. Errr... The Patchwork House It's real! It exists... At least for pre-order. Reserve your copy now before the internet runs out of data. It could happen! Oh and take a look at the cover in all its glory. Very pleased with how this turned out. Getting the right cover for this book was quite a task, and I have Justin Terrell of Azarath Designs to thank for this haunting image. Yummy. Here's the book description... How do y...
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Fantasy For Good – TOC and how you can help

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So in a moment I'm going to list a few ways you can help us get the word out about Fantasy For Good, which is available for Amazon pre-orders now. In the meantime, here's the full Table Of Contents for Fantasy For Good... Horseman, Pass By – An Introduction  ---  Trent Zelazny The Edge of Magic  ---  Henry Szabranski Annual Dues  ---  Ken Scholes The Kitsune’s Nine Tales  ---  Kelley Armstrong Elroy Wooden Sword  ---  S.C. Hayden In the Lost Lands  ---  George R.R. Martin Worms Rising ...
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Epic Release Date Face-Off Thingy!

Up until a month ago, two huge movies were vying for the same release date. For a while there it was Superman v Batman versus Captain America 3. Both Warner Bros and Marvel were adamant that May 6th 2016 was the ideal weekend to launch two very expensive flagship movies. In the end, Warner Bros blinked. Dawn of Justice (younger sister of Buffy of Justice) will now be released in March 2016. Another project, almost as highly anticipated as Batman v Superman, has also had to move it's relea...
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We Don’t Want No PSAs

I'm posting this not to elicit sympathy or support, though both are welcome, but as a kind of Public Service Announcement. Yeah I hate them too but this one is important so please read it. Late last year my wife was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. As you can imagine, that wasn't a fun day and we've been dealing with the repercussions ever since. The good news is her cancer was caught early and was confirmed as stage 1. According to the multitude of scans and tests she's undergone, there is ...
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Fantasy For Good – Mega Update!

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What's going on with Fantasy For Good? It's been a while since I posted to my blog, for reasons that I'll not go into yet. Fantasy For Good, the charity anthology I'm editing with Jordan Ellinger, has not been neglected though. We've assembled a kick ass line up of established legends, modern trailblazers and new talent in an anthology that will appeal to all fans of the fantasy genre. All these great folks are joining us to raise money for the Colon Cancer Alliance. In this update you'l...
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Fantasy For Good – Submissions Update

If you submitted a story to the Fantasy For Good open subs window, Jordan and I would like to sincerely thank you for sending us your work. This post contains a list of all the titles we received, so you can check to make sure we're considering your story and it didn't get lost. First though, an update on where we are with the anthology. We received 106 stories during our open reading period. For a fantasy anthology, that's pretty good. Nearly everyone followed the guidelines, for which we're...
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