Hi! I haven't quite kept up a regular blog lately, but I do actually have at least four (4) good reasons for that: BookAnother bookYet another bookDog Between roughly September 2020 and the end of May, I drafted, edited, formally edited and handed in three separate novels for three separate publishers. And we adopted a … Continue reading Is this thing on?
I don't update this blog as often as I should - I'm blaming the pandemic, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it - but today I am delighted to be posting an interview I recently conducted with E. J. Beaton, the author of the very-soon-to-be-released The Councillor. This is E.J.'s debut novel, who is … Continue reading Interview with E. J. Beaton, author of The Councillor
A few months back I asked the book blogging community to help me promote my new book, as 2020 is, well, 2020. And, boy, did they deliver. I've done written and video interviews, podcasts, people have reviewed and hyped The Stone Knife, and generally done what they can to give my new chonk of a … Continue reading Collected interviews and articles on The Stone Knife
You think I'd be used to it by now, being three books in for HarperVoyager and multiple short stories (and longer fiction) for anthologies and Black Library. And you'd be wrong. You can't get used to editing, because every book's different - well, duh - but also because you're different as a writer each time … Continue reading New series, same editing process
Is a discussion I've been having on Discord with some very intelligent authors, and it always goes something like this: But the clothes. They're so pretty. It's just piling up of devastation after devastation until your heart explodes. But in a good way. But everything's just so gorgeous. But, my heart. I'm not okay. My heart. … Continue reading But why is The Untamed so good, though?
We've all seen it floating around, haven't we? Shakespeare wrote King Lear when sheltering from the plague. Newton discovered gravity when he was in lockdown. Therefore, we all *should* finally create that masterpiece we've always known we had in us but have just never had the time for. Horseshit. Same goes for all those people … Continue reading On (not) writing King Lear
Yes, folks, it's true and I'm now allowed to talk about it. My new series is called Songs of the Drowned, and book 1 is titled The Stone Knife. It will be published worldwide in English on 12 November 2020 and you can read the press release here. I. AM. EXCITE! And terrified. It's been … Continue reading I sold a second series!
There is currently a MASSIVE fundraiser happening on Twitter in support of the professional and volunteer firefighters who are risking and losing their lives in Victoria, Australia, as they battle the worst bushfires in the country's modern history. Some extremely famous people are offering books/editorial services/the chance to be killed in a sequel/Skype chats/appearances at … Continue reading Fundraiser Roundup: AUTHORS FOR FIREYS | The Fantasy Hive
Things what I learnt in the last year about myself, publishing, writing and maybe even life. Plus other things what bear repeating. I started a Patreon. I don't believe my patrons actually read it - I think they're just supporting me because they're nice people. First instance of imposter syndrome. Finishing a trilogy is terrifying … Continue reading 2019 in review (writing stuff)
The most fabulous humans at the Fantasy Hive decided that Bloodchild is worthy of the "Book most likely to induce emotional trauma" award. I can't tell you how delighted this makes me. It was my stone cold intention to break hearts in the last book, and it looks like I've managed that. You can see … Continue reading The Fantasy Hive 2019 Year-End Awards | The Fantasy Hive