Dragoncharm Desktop Wallpapers

To celebrate the publication of the Dragoncharm Special Edition ebook, I've mashed together a selection of wallpapers for your desktop or mobile device. Just click on a thumbnail to view an image full-size, then right-click to download. Alternatively, right-click one of the links at the foot of the page. Desktop 1024x768 Desktop 1920x1080 iPad iPhone 5

Dragoncharm Ebook Now Available

Twenty-one years after its first publication in 1995, my first novel, Dragoncharm, is now available as a special edition ebook. Hot damn! Why a special edition? Well, in preparing Dragoncharm for republication, I’ve taken the opportunity to revise the text. If you’re new to the story, you won’t care about that – you’ll just want … Continue reading Dragoncharm Ebook Now Available

Dragoncharm Special Edition – Coming Soon

This year of 2016 marks the 21st anniversary of the publication of Dragoncharm, my first novel. It’s been out of print for some years, but just recently I’ve been looking at ways of getting it out to readers again. At long last, I think I’ve found one. The idea is simple enough. Later in the … Continue reading Dragoncharm Special Edition – Coming Soon

Dragoncharm Test Film

It's nearly twenty years since I experienced the brief but intense rollercoaster ride that was the failed TV/film adaptation of my first novel, Dragoncharm. Bob Keen, an effects artist who'd worked on movies including Return of the Jedi and Hellraiser, was slated to direct the project, with his Pinewood-based company Image Animation creating a complete cast of dragon characters in both animatronic and computer-generated … Continue reading Dragoncharm Test Film

There’s a Dragon at Coda Falconry

Every once in a while, a tweet comes along that restores my faith in the power of social media to connect you with people you wouldn't otherwise have encountered. Like this one, which appeared on my timeline today: https://twitter.com/CodaFalconry/status/651153537930407936/photo/1 In case you're wondering, "Fortune" is the name of the dragon hero of my first novel, Dragoncharm. Deeply … Continue reading There’s a Dragon at Coda Falconry

Dragoncharm Ebook – Cover Conundrum

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Maybe that's why book covers - even ebook covers - provoke so much debate. It's certainly why one of the big decisions about republishing my 1995 novel Dragoncharm is causing me such a headache. The decision is, of course, what do I put on the cover? The original … Continue reading Dragoncharm Ebook – Cover Conundrum

Dragoncharm Ebook – To Revise Or Not To Revise?

The Dragoncharm ebook is one step closer to reality. The scruffy OCR scan has now been cleaned and matched to the original hard copy. The resulting electronic manuscript - the first I’ve ever had for the novel, which was written longhand - still needs a final proofread before I take it into production, but essentially … Continue reading Dragoncharm Ebook – To Revise Or Not To Revise?

The Dragoncharm Ebook – Let’s Go!

The question I'm most frequently asked by readers is, "Are you ever going to publish Dragoncharm as an ebook?" Until now, my answer has always been that I'm looking into it, but other things have to take priority. As of today, however, I'm happy to tell you I'm working on it, and it's going to happen soon. … Continue reading The Dragoncharm Ebook – Let’s Go!

The Great Cinefex Dragon Smackdown

Dragons are taking over the world. Well, that’s how it seems to me. With Game of Thrones dominating the TV schedules, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug just out on Blu-ray, it’s a wonder we haven’t all been burned to a crisp. All these dragons set me off asking a whole bunch of questions. … Continue reading The Great Cinefex Dragon Smackdown

Dragoncharm Word Cloud

You may be wondering why I've posted a word cloud of the prologue to one of my old novels - Dragoncharm. I have no reason, other than this: it looks pretty. And that's reason enough to do anything, right?