Happy New Year to all our readers!

...as they used to say when there were old-fashioned newspapers. I have noticed that several of my recent blog-posts ended with exclamation marks, something that I hope to remedy in the New Year. Starting today. Before I forget (I have the attention span of a goldfish) I wanted to thank Patty Jansen of Must Use… Continue reading Happy New Year to all our readers!

Short story of vampires set in Stoke Newington!

I have published one of my short stories on Amazon. Called The Alukah, it features one of two friends who I shared a flat with in 1980's London - specifically, Stoke Newington. The Alukah is an urban fantasy set in 1983, and involves the unexpected encounter between a real person and two of my shamanworld characters. And a… Continue reading Short story of vampires set in Stoke Newington!

Me and my displacement activity

I'm reading at the moment, and enjoying it. This is a real luxury for me. I can go for long periods without being able to read at all, unless it's connected with 'work'. The trouble is there seems to be so little time. I want to read, write and also socialise on the internet, but… Continue reading Me and my displacement activity

Malarat reviewed at Black Gate

I am delighted that Malarat has received a review from Donald Crankshaw at Black Gate, as part of his series on self-published fantasy. Malarat is the third book in my Mir: shamanworld series, and the first to be self-published. Short extract from the review: Malarat’s cover says that it’s a “Novel of Love Beyond Death,”… Continue reading Malarat reviewed at Black Gate

Speculative Fiction Showcase: Blood of the Water (Arts Reborn: Book II) by Jamie Maltman

New from the Speculative Fiction Showcase: Blood of the Water by Jamie Maltman. Fire returned in a blaze of war and destruction. What will Water bring to the one who finds her?   A slave dreams of freedom for all. An aristocratic soldier yearns for power. A sculptress covets revenge. But the painter she loves… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase: Blood of the Water (Arts Reborn: Book II) by Jamie Maltman

Speculative Fiction Showcase: Half Faerie by Heidi Garrett

The Daughter of Light trilogy is... Coming of Age and Coming into Power About Half Faerie: As a half-faerie, Melia is an outcast in the enchanted world where she lives with her two sisters and full-blood faerie mother. Their father has been exiled to the mortal world for breaking his faerie troth. He's determined to… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase: Half Faerie by Heidi Garrett

The Speculative Fiction Blog Hop – with Vincent Trigili

This week's exciting instalment of the Blog Hop is from Vincent Trigili, another alumnus of the Kindleboards. Vincent is the author of a saga, Lost Tales of Power.He says (and I quote):I write what I love to read. I do not want to read Vogon Poetry so I do not write that. I do not… Continue reading The Speculative Fiction Blog Hop – with Vincent Trigili

Ceinwen Langley does the Speculative Fiction Blog Hop

A new update to the Speculative Fiction Blog Hop from Ceinwen Langley, author of Young Adult fantasy, The Edge of the Woods. You can read her post on her blog here:   http://ceinwenlangley.com/2014/08/11/the-speculative-fiction-blog-hop/ Ceinwen discusses what is unique about her writing for Young Adults, and talks about her work - indeed works! in progress: a Fantasy novella and… Continue reading Ceinwen Langley does the Speculative Fiction Blog Hop

The Glass Mountain goes live on Amazon

The Glass Mountain Now available in the Kindle Store here and from Amazon UK here. Cover art by Skylar Faith of Truenotdreams Design. Blurb: Now aged sixteen, Annat is living in the city of Masalyar and training as an apprentice shaman. Struggling with the pangs of first love and a wish for freedom, she is… Continue reading The Glass Mountain goes live on Amazon