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

Publishers Weekly Reviews Dragoncharm

Fresh in this week is a brand new Publishers Weekly review of my epic fantasy novel Dragoncharm. Here's an extract: This fantasy adventure about feuding dragon species from Edwards offers well-rounded characters and moments of true excitement ... Edwards hits the ground running with thrilling action scenes and steadily mounting tension. My debut novel, Dragoncharm … Continue reading Publishers Weekly Reviews Dragoncharm

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

Dragoncharm Test Film

It's nearly twenty years since I experienced the brief but intense rollercoaster ride that was the failed TV/film adaptation of my first novel, Dragoncharm. Bob Keen, an effects artist who'd worked on movies including Return of the Jedi and Hellraiser, was slated to direct the project, with his Pinewood-based company Image Animation creating a complete cast of dragon characters in both animatronic and computer-generated … Continue reading Dragoncharm Test Film

There’s a Dragon at Coda Falconry

Every once in a while, a tweet comes along that restores my faith in the power of social media to connect you with people you wouldn't otherwise have encountered. Like this one, which appeared on my timeline today: https://twitter.com/CodaFalconry/status/651153537930407936/photo/1 In case you're wondering, "Fortune" is the name of the dragon hero of my first novel, Dragoncharm. Deeply … Continue reading There’s a Dragon at Coda Falconry

Writing in Technicolor

I write in Technicolor. Perhaps I should explain. Like most writers of my generation, my sense of narrative - not to mention my writing style - has been greatly influenced by cinema. If you asked me to list the stories that have had the greatest influence on me, I'd be as likely to cite George Lucas's Star Wars as John Steinbeck's … Continue reading Writing in Technicolor

Dragoncharm Word Cloud

You may be wondering why I've posted a word cloud of the prologue to one of my old novels - Dragoncharm. I have no reason, other than this: it looks pretty. And that's reason enough to do anything, right?

The Dragoncharm Travel Guide – Malham Cove

The Dragoncharm novels might be fantasy, but many of the locations in them are real. Welcome to part 6 of this handy travel guide to a mythical world that bears an uncanny resemblance to our own … There are lots of cliffs in Dragoncharm. Some are sea cliffs, others parts of gorges or mountainsides. I make no … Continue reading The Dragoncharm Travel Guide – Malham Cove

The Dragoncharm Travel Guide – Kimmeridge Bay

The Dragoncharm novels might be fantasy, but many of the locations in them are real. Welcome to part 1 of this handy travel guide to a mythical world that bears an uncanny resemblance to our own … The opening scene of my first novel is set in one of my favourite places on the globe: Kimmeridge … Continue reading The Dragoncharm Travel Guide – Kimmeridge Bay

The many lives of a writer – 1

Most people are like cats – they live not just one life, but many. Writers are no exception. Here's how I got started with my first writing life. Life 1 - The Dragon Years My first writing life began in 1992. I was in my late twenties and, after noodling around for years with odd … Continue reading The many lives of a writer – 1