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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 […]

More Winterbloom

Winterbloom is now up to 102,522 words long. I am hoping to finish the first draft by the beginning of September, unless I get distracted. And as any writer knows, there are plenty of distractions. I also know it’s going to need some heavy editing when it’s done. So all the extracts I share are […]

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 […]

Guest Writer: Jessica Rydill

Fantasy author and editor Jan Edwards has very kindly given me a guest slot on her blog: Guest Writer: Jessica Rydill. And not just me! Jan is featuring a series of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror writers, as well as her own regular blogs. Previous guest bloggers so far have been Misha Herwin and Joanne […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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