The many lives of a writer – 8

Most people are like cats – they live not just one life, but many. Writers are no exception. Here's me as I spiral through the eddies of my eighth writing life. Life 8 - Circles It's hard to identify when my seventh writing life segued into my eighth. I wrote my last entry in this rolling mini-autobiography way … Continue reading The many lives of a writer – 8

Refreshing The Dragons of Bloodrock

Refreshments anyone? I've just updated the cover and contents of my fantasy novel The Dragons of Bloodrock, which I self-published in 2020. So, what's new? Well, I've made a few small tweaks to the cover, pumping up the colours on the illustration and updating the title layout to bring it in line with Dragoncharm and … Continue reading Refreshing The Dragons of Bloodrock

Republishing Dragonflame – Cover Art Progression

In my last blog post, I showed you the initial cover sketch for the upcoming new edition of Dragonflame, the final volume of my Ultimate Dragon Saga series of fantasy novels. "Dragonflame" cover artwork - early work in progress. Work continues apace on both the cover artwork and, of course, preparation of the manuscript. This … Continue reading Republishing Dragonflame – Cover Art Progression

Republishing Dragonflame –Initial Cover Art Sketch

I've spent the last few years republishing some of the books from my backlist, namely the six fantasy novels published by HarperCollins between 1995-2001. The last book to get this treatment is Dragonflame, the final volume of the Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy. I've already begun work on the manuscript, a lengthy editorial and proofing process … Continue reading Republishing Dragonflame –Initial Cover Art Sketch

Dragonstorm – New Edition Out Now

The mission to republish my backlist just took an exciting step towards completion, with the publication of this brand new edition of Dragonstorm, the second novel in The Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy. First published by HarperCollins in 1996, this fantasy adventure is now available from Amazon worldwide in paperback and for Kindle. Dragonstorm ebook edition from … Continue reading Dragonstorm – New Edition Out Now

Flying into 2023

The New Year began for me with a surprise delivery in my mailbox. My author comps of the complete Catacombia trilogy, written under the pseudonym R.L. Ferguson, just arrived. These fantasy novels for young readers are published by Ravensburger in German translation, with fabulous cover design by Miriam Wasmus. The final hardback volume hit bookshops … Continue reading Flying into 2023

Stone Trilogy Desktops

Visit the great world-wall of Stone every time you turn on your computer with these exclusive desktop wallpapers. There's one for each book in the epic fantasy trilogy, rendered in HD at 1920x1080 pixels for maximum clarity. Explore the mysterious castle of the Denneth! Voyage across the magical upturned ocean! Discover the secrets that lie … Continue reading Stone Trilogy Desktops

A New Look for Dragoncharm

What better way to celebrate the New Year than with a new book cover? Back in 2016, twenty-one years after its first publication in 1995 by HarperCollins, I reissued my first fantasy novel Dragoncharm as a self-published edition with revised text and a brand new cover. Now I've repackaged the novel with an updated cover. … Continue reading A New Look for Dragoncharm

Catacombia: Keepers of the Flame – Publication Day

It's always exciting to announce a new publication day! December 1, 2022, marked the release of Catacombia: Keepers of the Flame, the third novel in my fantasy trilogy for young readers, written under the pseudonym R.L. Ferguson. Out just in time for Christmas, the book concludes the rip-roaring adventures of Sam, a teenager who is … Continue reading Catacombia: Keepers of the Flame – Publication Day

Alien Film Franchise Encyclopedia – Coming Soon

I'm thrilled to reveal the cover of the Alien Film Franchise Encyclopedia, a brand new in-world guide to the Alien universe, due to be published by Titan Books on 23 April, 2024. Through 2021-2022, I was part of a four-person writing team working in a top secret virtual bunker alongside my inestimable colleagues Clara Čarija, … Continue reading Alien Film Franchise Encyclopedia – Coming Soon