“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

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”

Cover reveal – Talus and the Frozen King

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. This one says, 'Look at the stunning cover design for my new novel Talus and the Frozen King, coming from Solaris Books in March 2014!' Okay. Not quite a thousand words. I'm not bothered. For a change, I'm going to stop yakking on and let the picture … Continue reading Cover reveal – Talus and the Frozen King

Talus is coming

My new novel Talus and the Frozen King will be published by Solaris Books in March 2014. Long time to wait, huh? Yes and no. There's plenty of work to do between now and then so I'm sure the time will just fly by. It's the kind of grunty publishing toil that normally goes on … Continue reading Talus is coming

Book deal news

I'm thrilled to announce I've just signed up with Solaris Books, leading UK publisher of science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction, to publish my new novel Talus and the Frozen King. The deal was agented by Dot Lumley of the Dorian Literary Agency. What's that? You want to know what the novel's about? Oh, if … Continue reading Book deal news

Lifestrings of the Loving Couple

It's publication day for my new ebook novelette Lifestrings of the Loving Couple. This is the final (for now) short story in my series of fantasy detective romps known collectively as The String City Mysteries and published by 40k Books. In this brand new adventure, my dimension-dabbling detective is hired by a distraught husband whose wife … Continue reading Lifestrings of the Loving Couple

String City micro-fiction

One of the following statements is true: 1) As an experiment in Twitter-based flash fiction, I'll be tweeting a new micro-adventure in my String City Mysteries series of fantasy detective stories. The case opens on Monday 2nd July 2012 at 3:00pm GMT, although our hero is already tweeting his usual brand of strangeness. I expect … Continue reading String City micro-fiction

The many lives of a writer – 3

Most people are like cats – they live not just one life, but many. Writers are no exception. Here's how my third writing life saw everything change. Life 3 - Size Isn't Everything After cutting the cord with Voyager Books, I wrote a dark fantasy novel called Panopticon. The title referred to a magical prehistoric structure that, … Continue reading The many lives of a writer – 3

Just published – The Dame Don’t Whimper

UPDATE - The Dame Don't Whimper is now available from the iTunes store - see the links below. The sixth novelette from my String City Mysteries series has just been published by 40k Books. Any publication day is exciting, but this one's particularly special. The first five stories in the series are reprints, having originally … Continue reading Just published – The Dame Don’t Whimper