Fantasycon and Bristolcon marked the final conventions of my debut year, and they were both a blast. Fantasycon Fantasycon ran on 30 September and 1 October in Peterborough. I'd told the event organisers that I couldn't be there until mid-afternoon as I was flying in from Gothenburg Book Fair, so I had a reading at … Continue reading Fantasycon and Bristolcon – the final countdown (round up)
This is just a very short post to let you know that Godblind has reached another milestone in its evolution. Yesterday, a fabulous Serbian artist by the name of Dejan Delic sent me a tweet attaching the image he'd created from the Godblind universe. I absolutely love it, and you can check out more of … Continue reading Godblind gets fan art!
A recent study reported in The Guardian paper found that reading science-fiction led to poorer recall and empathy with the characters among readers. Apparently, people who are already predisposed to dislike SF, would pay less attention to a story if it included trigger words such as 'airlock'. Well, yeah. They don't like SF, of course … Continue reading In defence of fantasy and science fiction
Phew! That has been an INTENSE six weeks, but the first major draft is now done and with agent and editor. A lot of plot and structural changes happened, the big reveal at the end became a big reveal at the start, with a DIFFERENT big reveal at the end, and in general it is a … Continue reading Darksoul edits are done! (for now)
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Rob and Philip over at the excellent Grim Tidings podcast back in September. After, I suspect, much heavy editing to make me (or arguably all three of us) sound clever and comprehensible, you can now listen to it on their website, podbean or iTunes. Here's a handy … Continue reading The Grim Tidings Podcast interview
The Tattoeed Book Geek gives the low down on his favourite fantasy novels of 2017. And guess who’s on there? ME!
Thank you, ladies, and as always, if you don’t already follow them then hop on over and check out both blogs, they are fantastic. 🙂
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Blackwing (The Raven’s Mark Book One) by Ed McDonald
Blackwing is fantastic, hands down, it’s one of the best books of 2017. I’m not entirely sure why it felt fresh and new to me, it’s Mcdonald’s debut book so he’s a fresh new author!😂 But there was just something about it, the writing, the setting, everything really and while it contains staples of the genre somehow the book manages to feel…
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Harper Voyager made the somewhat dubious decision to invite me to attend this year's Gothenburg book fair. Having never been to Sweden, and keen to do everything possible to promote Godblind and generally be a 'good author', I of course said yes. It was ridiculously exciting to be invited, and they graciously allowed me to … Continue reading Gothenburg book fair – 28-30 September 2017
My podcast chat with the endlessly brilliant Book Geeks Uncompromised – listen here.
Dani and Greg are joined by debut author Anna Stephens for a spoiler-free discussion of her book, Godblind!
It's been a busy few weeks, first with my mammoth week of events, conventions and panels (Grim Gathering, Gothenburg Book Fair and Fantasycon), and then with a couple of excellent promotions for Godblind and its first award nomination in the Booknest Fantasy Awards! Promotions first, to tantalise your taste buds and delight your bank balance: … Continue reading Godblind promotions, and my book baby’s first award nomination
Love a good fantasy book? Love a good fantasy book and two movies? Or two good fantasy books and one movie? Love all that for $9.99 plus shipping? Then My Sci-fi Club can hook you up. The October box contains a copy of Godblind, and either one other book and a movie, or two movies. … Continue reading My Sci-fi Club promotes Godblind