Fantasy For Good - the paperback cover Yes it's true! The Colorectal Cancer Alliance has confirmed to our publisher, Nightscape Press, that Fantasy For Good - A Charitable Anthology has raised at least $10,290.82 for their outstanding organisation! I say at least because it's been a time-consuming challenge tracking down all the payments that go directly from Amazon to the CCA (Nightscape Press gets none of the proceeds from sales of this book, they all go straight to the charity). This ...More
Shining Ones Go Shiny!
Monday saw the release of my first book in some time, and my first ever co-authored publication. Yeah, I should have posted something then but the day-job was kicking my backside. So, better late than never. Shining Ones features members of the Ogmios Directive, an off-the-books special ops team who solve messy problems at home and abroad that the British government would rather not have to be associated with. Way back in 2014, Steven Savile, author of the immensely successful thriller...More
A new book!
At last! I have a new book coming out! The Ogmios Directive is about to undergo a huge relaunch! That includes rewritten and reworked reissues of the first four books, a brand new series design and two all-new additions. One of which is co-written by me! Here are all the covers together. All very spiffy. And take a look at book number 5. Is that my name on the cover? I was beginning to forget what that felt like. Here's Shining Ones in all its individual glory. Love...More
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...More
A fresh new look
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...More
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...More
A Whirlwind Launch Week (updated)!
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...More
A plethora of newsy things!
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...More
Fantasy For Good – TOC and how you can help
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 ...More
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...More