Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

It's launch day! Talus and the Frozen King is now out in the wild. So stop reading this announcement and go buy yourself a copy. Now! If you're in the UK, your buying options for the paperback may be limited until the official release on 6th April 2014, but you should be able to pick up … Continue reading Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

“Talus” Review Roundup – 2

With one week to go until Talus and the Frozen King is published, it's time for a second roundup of blog reviews. I encourage you to click on the links and read the reviews in full. While I'm delighted to say Talus is being warmly received so far, there's some good criticism here: Bookonaut has some interesting views … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 2

“Talus” Review Roundup – 1

Although the official publication date of Talus and the Frozen King is still a few weeks off, it’s just started picking up its first reviews from the blogosphere. Here’s a roundup from this week. Drunken Dragon Reviews There are three things about this book that I absolutely loved. The first is the attentiveness to detail … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 1

Talus is in Da House

Yes, my comp copies of Talus and the Frozen King have arrived from Solaris Books. Forgive me for not writing more, but now I have to log out and do my happy dance. Believe me, that's not something you want to see. Besides, it's only a big box of books. How exciting can that be? … Continue reading Talus is in Da House

“Talus and the Frozen King” on NetGalley

Just a quick note to let you know my forthcoming novel Talus and the Frozen King is currently available for review on NetGalley. If you're a professional reader or reviewer, head over there right now to snap up your review copy while they're still available. Here's the link: Talus and the Frozen King on NetGalley

Talus and the Copy Edit

Here's how the copy editing process works. Your editor emails you a copy of your manuscript in Word format, conveniently marked with proposed changes and pithy comments using the handy Track Changes feature, along with the request that you read it through, accepting or rejecting his suggestions as you see fit, and return it for final … Continue reading Talus and the Copy Edit

Formula For Fire

One day in 1981, in a tiny comic shop in London, I stumbled over an American magazine called Cinefex. Within its pages, I discovered a number of ultra-detailed articles about visual effects, a subject that had fascinated me for some time. The films under discussion were Dragonslayer and Raiders of the Lost Ark. The issue … Continue reading Formula For Fire

Publishers Weekly reviews “Talus and the Frozen King”

The first review of my forthcoming novel Talus and the Frozen King has just popped up on the Publishers Weekly website. Odd as it is to read a review of a book that won't be available until 26th March 2014 (and which hasn't been fully edited yet) it's a treat to see a little early … Continue reading Publishers Weekly reviews “Talus and the Frozen King”

Help Yourself to an Urban Myth

Look what just dropped through my door! It's my author's comp of The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic, featuring fourteen short stories by a whole bunch of wonderful writers, and me. According to the back cover blurb, "Here are tales of magic and horror; ancient curses and modern charms; strange things in the Underground; … Continue reading Help Yourself to an Urban Myth

After Liff

It's always a thrill to get something published. My latest appearance in print, however, is especially important to me, despite the fact it comprises just eleven words: my own humble contribution to After Liff, a book written by John Lloyd and Jon Canter and just published by Faber and Faber. The reason those eleven words … Continue reading After Liff