Winterbloom first draft finished

Yep. Today I finished the first draft. Now I just have to edit it! The current word count is 180,000 plus, so I am going to have to shed a lot of pounds (as it were). I'm currently feeling slightly traumatised, because what do I do now? Of course, there's loads to do: some beta-reading… Continue reading Winterbloom first draft finished

Winterbloom – new extract

Winterbloom is coming along nicely, and I have now passed the 125,000 word mark, despite some rather fierce inflight editing. Our heroes (?) have now made it to Earth and are about to cause a modest amount of havoc in 1920's Bath. I'm having to bone up on such luminaries as Dr Dee, John Wood the Elder, and William Beckford.

Speculative Fiction Showcase: Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 24, 2015

As compiled by Cora Buhlert: her weekly round-up of links progressive, entertaining and above all Speculative Fiction related: And here is our weekly round-up of interesting links about speculative fiction from around the web, this week with commentary on Marvel's Ant-Man as well as your regular dose of Hugo discussion and yet more reports from San Diego… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase: Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 24, 2015

Speculative Fiction Showcase: Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 10, 2015

From the Speculative Fiction Showcase, Cora Buhlert compiles her weekly round-up of interesting and entertaining links from the world of SF&F. Speculative fiction in general: Usman T. Malik talks about the importance of science fiction, fantasy and the imagination.  Renay talks about the weight of genre history and what it takes to be an SF… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase: Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 10, 2015

Oh no, it’s a box set!

In a moment of rash enthusiasm, I have created a box-set version of the first three books of my Mir: shamanworld series for Kindle. You can pre-order it here. The set comprises Children of the Shaman (currently free to download), The Glass Mountain, and Malarat. It is available to pre-order from Amazon and will be… Continue reading Oh no, it’s a box set!

Speculative Fiction Showcase – Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 3, 2015

Compiled by my co-host Cora Buhlert and also appearing on her own Blog, Pegasus Pulp - crucial and interesting SF&F links on diverse topics for the past week. A taster of what you will find there... And here is our weekly round-up of interesting links about speculative fiction from around the web, this time with… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase – Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 3, 2015

Indie-bum publishing: Children of the Shaman goes free (again)

I couldn't resist. I read a very interesting article by Mark Lefebvre of Kobo Writing Life and Ali Parker, a new and successful author, entitled The Secret to Marketing Your Book Series. The article is on Freebooksy's Blog (they are a well-known book promotion and review site, similar to Bookbub and Bookgorilla) and so it… Continue reading Indie-bum publishing: Children of the Shaman goes free (again)

Bookgorilla author pages

I've started running around (like a headless chicken) creating lots of new pages for myself. First up, I was discovered a new offer from Bookgorilla, who will create a free author page for you, on the basis that you work to share the link to the best of your ability. I'm just road-testing this now, and will report back later on.