Catacombia Wins “Leipzeiger LeseKompass” Award

I was thrilled to learn that Catacombia: Descent into the Deep, my adventure novel for young readers written under the pseudonym R.L. Ferguson, has received a Leipzeiger Lesekompass award in the 10-14 age category. The first volume in a fantasy trilogy, the book tells the story of a boy called Sam who is unexpectedly plunged … Continue reading Catacombia Wins “Leipzeiger LeseKompass” Award

Catacombia: Grimorga Awakens – Publication Day

Today, February 1, 2022, marks the publication of Catacombia: Grimorga Awakens, the second novel in my fantasy trilogy for young readers, written under the pseudonym R.L. Ferguson. The first book told the story of a teenager called Sam who is unexpectedly plunged into a secret realm hidden deep underground. Here's the blurb for the second … Continue reading Catacombia: Grimorga Awakens – Publication Day

Castellia — New Novelette in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

I'm thrilled to have my latest piece of short fiction Castellia published in the November/December 2021 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. My heartfelt thanks go to editor Sheree Renée Thomas, who chose the novelette for inclusion in this latest edition of the legendary bi-monthly magazine. The story grew from seeds sown … Continue reading Castellia — New Novelette in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Catacombia and Alyxa Delivery

My author copies of Catacombia and book 3 of the School of Alyxa trilogy arrived in the mail today, both written under the pseudonym R.L. Ferguson, and published in German translation by Ravensburger. Love these covers! Catacombia After falling through a shaft in the middle of the night, 13-year-old Sam suddenly finds himself deep beneath … Continue reading Catacombia and Alyxa Delivery

Dragons and Detectives – New Paperbacks Now Available in Australia

Fair dinkum! Three of my recent self-published books are now available as print-on-demand paperbacks in Australia. Up to now they've been limited to the Kindle but, thanks to the expansion of the Amazon KDP programme, the hard copy editions have finally made their way down under. The trio includes a pair of loosely-connected fantasy novels … Continue reading Dragons and Detectives – New Paperbacks Now Available in Australia

Catacombia – Cover Reveal

I'm proud to unveil the cover of Catacombia, my upcoming novel for young readers, written under the pseudonym R.L. Ferguson. The first volume in a new fantasy trilogy, Catacombia tells the story of a boy called Sam who is unexpectedly plunged into a secret realm hidden deep underground. Here's the blurb: After falling through a … Continue reading Catacombia – Cover Reveal

Now Available – The Dragons of Bloodrock

Long ago, the citadel of Bloodrock fell. Now the dragons of Bloodrock are scattered across the desert and the mysteries of the past have been forgotten. But nothing lies hidden forever. When cruel Viscero brings terror to the land, Abalone — the last member of a knightly order known as the Peregrines — vows to … Continue reading Now Available – The Dragons of Bloodrock

Dragoncharm 25th Anniversary

This year is the 25th anniversary of my first novel, Dragoncharm. You’ll forgive me if I take a little trip down memory lane, right? Dragoncharm was one of the first fantasy paperbacks published under the Voyager imprint launched by HarperCollins in 1995. I wrote the original draft longhand, and submitted the final typescript to two … Continue reading Dragoncharm 25th Anniversary

String City – Teaser Trailer

Regular visitors to this blog will know I have a new novel out in March 2019, called String City. To keep your appetite whetted, I thought I’d treat you to a teaser trailer, which features original music by my good friend Pete Riley. Thanks, Pete! [Updated] Click here to watch the full book trailer In an interdimensional … Continue reading String City – Teaser Trailer

String City – Coming Soon

January 24, 2019 – put the date in your diary. Why? Because it’s the publication date of my new novel, String City. Huzzah! [UPDATE: Due to dimensional instabilities String City has a new publication date of March 2019.) Yes, I know, it’s months away, but the darn thing’s just popped up on Amazon, which means you … Continue reading String City – Coming Soon