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Month / May 2017

My book swag

A few days ago, I received this wonderful surprise in the post from my publisher, Kristell Ink: five paperback copies of my novel, Children of the Shaman, and one hardback! I am so excited about these I can’t say. Nothing beats having a hard copy of your book to hold. I’ve been wanting to post […]

Skoryk, Parajanov and the Carpathian connection

A lot of authors have a soundtrack for their work. Often it’s the music they were listening to when they were writing a particular passage. Recently, I contributed to a thread in a Facebook group where writers were sharing what they listened to when writing, and what might also be the soundtrack to their novels. […]

My new short story from Patreon

As you may know, Grimbold Books are running a Patreon, and subscribers get exclusive content from their authors, together with art from Josh Cornah and Sophie Tallis. So far this month alone we’ve had the regular comic strip Grim and Bold, a short story by Kate Coe set in her GreenSky series universe, a link […]

The Black Pilgrimage to Chorazin

This blog is indebted to an article called The Black Pilgrimage by Rosemary Pardoe and Jane Nicholls, originally published in Ghosts & Scholars 26 and available to read online here. I’ve always been a great fan of the ghost story writer Montague Rhodes James,  known as M.R. James, who was Provost of King’s College Cambridge […]

Justified Ancients of Mu Mu!

I’ve been working on Tunguska, my current WIP, which may be the fifth installment in the shamansland series. Tunguska is its working title because of the famous or infamous meteor burst that flattened part of that region in the early years of the 20th century. It’s also the home of the original shamans, the ones […]

Children of the Shaman on sale now!

Children of the Shaman is now on sale from Amazon and Amazon UK. More formats and sites to follow! Published by Kristell Ink Publications, with cover art by Daniele Serra and internal illustrations by Evelinn Enoksen. Many thanks to everyone at Kristell Ink, who worked hard to bring this to fruition… First published by Orbit […]

Book Launch: Winter Downs by Jan Edwards

I’m delighted to announce that this blog will be participating in a blog tour by author Jan Edwards, to celebrate the launch of her new crime novel, Winter Downs. The blog tour begins on Friday, June 2nd on Louise Wise’s blog, and the book launch takes place on Saturday, June 3rd. Jan will be guesting […]

Children of the Shaman launches May 5th

I’ve just heard some exciting news from my publisher, Kristell Ink: the new edition of Children of the Shaman will be launched on May 5th, and the kindle edition is available for pre-order from Amazon now. This edition has cover art by the amazing Daniele Serra, and wonderful internal illustrations by artist Evelinn Enoksen. With […]