My first – and not last – Edge-Lit convention

How was your weekend? Mine was 'Lit'. I'll get my coat. Seriously, Edge-Lit in Derby is a fabulous one-day SFFH (it includes Horror) convention and this year was my first attendance. It won't be my last. Aside from it being pretty close to home, which immediately makes it great, it is full of famous authors … Continue reading My first – and not last – Edge-Lit convention


Edge-Lit & the David Gemmell Awards 2017

A fantastic rounder up of a fantastic convention. It was my first Edge-lit and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

Michael Everest

What does bang-average shampoo, a ‘babby’, and a Swedish horse have in common?

Derby, apparently.

(Or, if you’re Sadir, ‘Daaaaar-by’.)

This weekend I’ve been lucky enough to attend Edge-Lit, an annual science-fiction, fantasy and horror event, held in Derby. It was my first ‘convention’, having previously attended smaller get-togethers for author panels/book signings in bookshops. Armed with a schedule, and accompanied by fellow fantasy-fans Kareem Mahfouz, JP Ashman, Laura M Hughes and Sadir S Samir, the day was a whirlwind of author sessions and panels, ending with the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy in the night.

Us & Adrian Tchaikovsky Left to right: JP Ashman, Kareem Mahfouz, yours truly, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Laura M Hughes, Sadir S Samir

We managed to squeeze in (and I say squeeze, because the room was FULL) to the ‘Choose your own Adventure’ session led by Guest of Honor Peter Newman, which was a great way…

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North American Godblind hits the shelves – and the German cover reveal

Godblind was released by Talos Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, on 11 July. Phase 2 of my plan for world domination is in motion. It's now available online and in all good bookshops in the US and Canada and I'd be thrilled if you'd consider picking up a copy. Amazon's pricing algorithms have gone … Continue reading North American Godblind hits the shelves – and the German cover reveal

Godblind is here – aka an Ode to Anna

The wonderfully talented and gorgeous – inside and out – Becky wrote a fab little piece here. Thanks, sweetie xxx

The Langfords

I first met Anna Stephens around four years ago, at work.

We first bonded over the gym. I say bonded. She went a lot and began dragging my sorry ass along with her. She would support me, push me to do more and believe in myself. In the gym, and outside of it. If I was grouchy at work, she’d bring me a cup of tea, tell me a funny story or send me a picture of Jon Snow.

I would never have stepped in to a squat rack if it weren’t for Anna. I’d have never started writing my blog (I’m sorry that I’m still so lax at keeping it up-to-date, Anna). I’d also probably have drunk a lot less gin, but that’s another issue.

What does this have to do with the book? Not much, in truth. It has to do with the author.IMG_9936I opened my copy of

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