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

Review of Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall

  This is the first in an occasional review series that I'll be posting on this blog. A shorter version of this review has appeared on Goodreads and my other blog, Living in the Maniototo. I really enjoyed this book. It's very different to a lot of fantasy I've read, and refreshingly so. It has… Continue reading Review of Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall

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.

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!

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.

Speculative Fiction Showcase

A recent new release from the Blog that I share with Cora Buhlert, the Speculative Fiction Showcase. (Since I was ill, Cora has been doing most of the work of running the blog single-handed). About Through a Mirror, Darkly: Through a Mirror, Darkly is a Supernatural Thriller collection masked as a novel. With elements of mystery,… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase

I went to Bristolcon!

This was my first ever trip to Bristolcon, a convention in the city of Bristol that has been running for six years. I sat on three panels, the first one at 10 o'clock after the opening speech by the redoubtable Joanne Hall, who has been running Bristolcon since its inception. I was moderating a panel… Continue reading I went to Bristolcon!