Out Now — The Illusion Almanac: Creating Godzilla vs Kong

I'm proud to unveil the inaugural issue of The Illusion Almanac. Published today, this first edition of my new digital magazine goes behind the scenes on the biggest monster movie of the year, Godzilla vs Kong. Inside, you'll find 80 pages* of in-depth interviews and stunning images, illuminating the amazing craft of the design, cinematography … Continue reading Out Now — The Illusion Almanac: Creating Godzilla vs Kong

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

String City – Special Sale Price

For a limited time only, you can download the ebook edition of my interdimensional thriller String City for the special sale price of just £0.99! The novel is available from all major online retailers, or you can purchase it direct from the publisher, Solaris Books. String City at Solaris BooksString City at Amazon UKString City … Continue reading String City – Special Sale Price

Godzilla vs Kong — Coming soon from The Illusion Almanac

Click below for a preview of The Illusion Almanac: Creating Godzilla vs Kong, my brand new publication delving into the making of the hit Warner Brothers film directed by Adam Wingard. https://illusion-almanac.com/2021/04/16/coming-soon-the-illusion-almanac-covers-godzilla-vs-kong/

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

The Illusion Almanac

I'm a firm believer that less is more. However, today I'm going to stick my neck out and assert that more is more. "More what?" I hear you cry. "More website," I reply. My brand new website, to be precise: The Illusion Almanac. Why build a new site? Well, for a long time, the website … Continue reading The Illusion Almanac

Short Story Sale – Castellia

My short story Castellia has just been accepted for publication in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It's my first piece of short fiction for a while, and my first appearance in the legendary magazine that's been inspiring readers since 1949. I couldn't be more thrilled! Watch out for Castellia in F&SF later this … Continue reading Short Story Sale – Castellia

Ghostwriting Confidential

Photo by Valerio Errani from Pexels I took on my first ghostwriting assignment in 2007, working with a book packager on a crime novel that was eventually published in 2008. Since then, I've ghostwritten over a dozen novels for both adults and younger readers. As I write this post, I'm almost exactly halfway through ghostwriting a new middle-grade … Continue reading Ghostwriting Confidential

Cinefex 1980-2021

There was this kid who grew up on the south coast of England in the 1970s, devouring television shows like Thunderbirds and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Doctor Who and cutting his cinematic teeth on Jaws and Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, while at the same time building … Continue reading Cinefex 1980-2021

20 Years of Stone

The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the conclusion of one of my favourite fiction projects, the Stone trilogy. This set of three fantasy novels - Stone & Sky, Stone & Sea, Stone & Sun - was published by Voyager books, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of HarperCollins, between 1999-2001. Through the course … Continue reading 20 Years of Stone