Spend Winter in the Stone Age

What better way to spend a cold winter's evening than curled up with a good old historical murder mystery? In fact, you could even go pre-historical with my Neolithic detective novel Talus and the Frozen King. Return to the dawn of time with wandering bard Talus and his companion Bran, as they journey to the … Continue reading Spend Winter in the Stone Age

Wings Too Wide – A Short Story from FantasyCon 2000

Wings Too Wide is a short story I wrote for FantasyCon 2000. Organised by the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon is an annual celebration of all things wonderful in speculative fiction, culminating in the spectacular British Fantasy Awards ceremony. Read a review of FantasyCon 2000 by convention organiser David Howe The story appeared in the menu … Continue reading Wings Too Wide – A Short Story from FantasyCon 2000

VIEW Conference Wallpapers

Here's a trio of VIEW Conference wallpapers for your PC, lovingly created at 1920x1080px resolution. Just right-click or alt-click on the image to download it to your desktop. VIEW Conference 2020 Wallpaper 1 - right-click or alt-click to download VIEW Conference 2020 Wallpaper 2 - right-click or alt-click to download VIEW Conference 2020 Wallpaper 3 … Continue reading VIEW Conference Wallpapers

“Tenet” Secrets and More Unveiled at View Conference

In the year 2020, few films have caught the public imagination more than Tenet. More than just a film, Christopher Nolan's mind-bending espionage thriller has come to represent nothing less than a fight for survival by a theatrical feature industry brought to its knees by a global pandemic. On Friday 23 October, Andrew Jackson, Tenet … Continue reading “Tenet” Secrets and More Unveiled at View Conference

“School of Alyxa” Trilogy – 5-Star Reviews for German Editions

My fantasy adventure trilogy School of Alyxa is finally complete, in its original German incarnation, at least. What's more, I'm delighted to report the three novels have been picking up a heap of 5-star reviews on Amazon. In case you're wondering, I wrote these novels for middle-grade readers in my native language of English, under … Continue reading “School of Alyxa” Trilogy – 5-Star Reviews for German Editions

Painting Dragons

When I turned my attention to the cover design for my self-published novel The Dragons of Bloodrock, I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted: a giant grey dragon speeding over a desert, with a huge wall of red rock looming in the background. I roughed out a few pencil compositions before settling … Continue reading Painting Dragons

The Dragons of Bloodrock – Desktop Wallpapers

Desperate to put a dragon on your desktop? Just right-click on a thumbnail to download one of these exclusive images from my fantasy novel The Dragons of Bloodrock. Order The Dragons of Bloodrock from AmazonLearn more about The Dragons of Bloodrock "The Dragons of Bloodrock" Desktop 1: 1920x1080px"The Dragons of Bloodrock" Desktop 2: 1920x1080px"The Dragons … Continue reading The Dragons of Bloodrock – Desktop Wallpapers

The Dragons of Bloodrock – Read the First Chapter Free

To celebrate the launch of my new fantasy novel The Dragons of Bloodrock, I'm inviting you to spread your wings and read the first chapter absolutely free, exclusively on this blog. If this extract draws you in, why not head over to Amazon and grab yourself a copy of the book? It's available in paperbook … Continue reading The Dragons of Bloodrock – Read the First Chapter Free

Loop and Boys in Cinefex 171

The summer issue of Cinefex is out, with no less than six articles on some of this year's top television streaming shows. Jody, Joe and I contributed two articles each, turned around in record time when the effect on theatrical releases of a certain global pandemic forced us to ditch our planned editorial halfway through … Continue reading Loop and Boys in Cinefex 171

Mutants and Mulan in Cinefex 170

Towards the end of January 2020, I began interviewing for my Cinefex 170 article on The New Mutants. Little did I know that by the time I'd submitted my final copy, the whole world would be caught up in a pandemic. In fact, as Cinefex 170 moved into production, the COVID-19 crisis resulted in cinemas … Continue reading Mutants and Mulan in Cinefex 170