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… Continue reading My new short story from Patreon

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… Continue reading The Black Pilgrimage to Chorazin

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… Continue reading Justified Ancients of Mu Mu!

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… Continue reading Children of the Shaman on sale now!

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… Continue reading Children of the Shaman launches May 5th

Podcast: Joshua Pantalleresco interviews Cora Buhlert and Jessica Rydill

Thanks to Joshua Pantalleresco whose podcast interview with Cora Buhlert and myself has just gone live! Just Joshing Episode 91: Cora Buhlert and Jessica Rydill http://www.podomatic.com Cora and Jessica are the curators of the Speculative Fiction Showcase, a place for indie authors to post their latest science fiction and fantasy. We talk their work on… Continue reading Podcast: Joshua Pantalleresco interviews Cora Buhlert and Jessica Rydill

Gemmell Awards open for voting

Voting for the 2017 Gemmell Awards has begun; the link is here My publisher, Kristell Ink, an imprint of Grimbold Books, is fielding a strong list of authors and illustrators for the various awards: Legend Award The Sky Slayer, by Joel Cornah The Summer Goddess, by Joanne Hall The High King's Vengeance, by Steven Poore… Continue reading Gemmell Awards open for voting

Review of The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice by Sarah Ash

The Flood Dragon's Sacrifice by Sarah Ash My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book. Set in mediaeval Japan, it tells the story of rival clans whose blood feud has endured for many years, and the fate of their sons and daughters who have to choose between family loyalty with its rigid burdens… Continue reading Review of The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice by Sarah Ash

Not Nanowrimo…

We are on course for the new edition of Children of the Shaman to come out with Kristell Ink in January 2017. It's going to have illustrations, about which I'm incredibly excited. It's  like all my dreams coming true at once! The artwork, which includes a map, is by the talented Evelinn Enoksen, and I'm… Continue reading Not Nanowrimo…

Grimbold Books Patreon begins

The Grimbold Patreon begins! (Introduction by Sammy H.K. Smith) Hi there, Patreons First off, a massive thank you for supporting us. It’s difficult for me to put into words what it means to all of us here at Grimbold Books without coming across as sickly and over-the-top, but we are hugely grateful for your help. Please be assured… Continue reading Grimbold Books Patreon begins