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
Fantasy For Good – Mega Update!
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...More
Fantasy For Good – Open Subs Deadline Extension
Apologies for the silence on this blog over the past month or so. I've been travelling the last two weeks and before that the day job reared its time-consuming head and swallowed me whole. But now I'm back with some news on Fantasy For Good, the charity anthology that Jordan Ellinger and I are editing for the benefit of the Colon Cancer Alliance. Previously we announced a reading window for open submissions ranging from July 1st to August 31st (see the guidelines here). We have decided to...More
It's anthology day on July 10th, or at least it is for me. Firstly, there's this: It's been a busy few weeks for Fantasy For Good, the new anthology I've launched with Jordan Ellinger to benefit colon cancer research and awareness. We're now open for submissions, and we will be until August 31st. If you'd like to submit a fantasy short story in any sub-genre, we'd love to see it. Please follow the guidelines for the sake of our sanity. You have until August 31st to submit. SUBMIT! You WIL...More
Free Short Story!
Yes it's true, I'm hosting a short story on my site that is completely free. You can read it right now with no strings attached. There are no forms to fill out, no ads to click on, just a free read for all visitors to this site who might be interested. The story is Yestermorrow, a time-bending SF tale that first appeared in Solaris Rising - the New Solaris Book of Science Fiction. It appears on this site with the kind permission of editor Ian Whates and Solaris head honcho Jonathan Oliver. ...More