I'm delighted to announce that Winterbloom, the fourth book in the Shaman series, will be published by Kristell Ink on February 28th 2019.
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
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…
You may have noticed that I've changed the appearance of both my blogs, this one and the other one that lives at Living in the Maniototo. This is because Kristell Ink will be publishing my fourth novel, Winterbloom, and republishing my first three books: Children of the Shaman, The Glass Mountain, and Malarat. As a… Continue reading Updates to my web-site
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 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.
I have decided to publish occasional extracts from Winterbloom, my work in progress.