What can I say? The day has arrived and my debut trilogy is now published. Cue the Frodo Baggins in Mount Doom "it's done, it's over" speech. Three books, when just seeing one in print had been my goal and dream for all of my adult life and probably longer. 400,000 words published, give or … Continue reading The end of the beginning
13-21 August 2019: Super Relaxed Fantasy Club, London - reading and Q&A - 13th Worldcon 2019, Dublin - 3x panels, 1x signing, 1 million drinks - 15th-19th Voyagercon, London - panel - 20th Signing Bloodchild limited edition stock, London - 21st People, it was A WEEK. An epic and hugely enjoyable week, but gods alive, … Continue reading The busiest week of my life
So on 15 June my bloody child, Godblind, was born (published). I haven't actually had chance to talk about it since then, as I've been working towards submitting book 2 (which I did with hours to go of my 1 July deadline). The lovely Natasha is now reading it, and I'm in author crisis mode … Continue reading 15 June, 2017 – book baby cometh
So, the signed and numbered, limited first editions - with sultry black sprayed edges - are making their way out into the world. The afternoon I spent in Goldsboro Books signing them (30 May) was a complete joy - not only is it a fabulous bookshop with that amazing book smell permeating its walls and … Continue reading Limited editions and audio files, oh my!
Godblind has received its very first review on Goodreads from someone in possession of an ARC, and I couldn't be happier with what they had to say. I'm super excited, so I'm posting it here in all its glory. Godblind review on Goodreads
Like most hardcore fantasy fans, I do love a good map to help me visualise places, spaces and distances in what I'm reading. And I am, therefore, genuinely Christmas-morning levels of excited to confirm that Godblind will have a map! Said map will be created from a very rough, very awful, draft of a map … Continue reading It’s gonna have a map!
Completely thrilled to point you in the direction of the brilliance that is the Fantasy-Faction website, which is hosting the brilliance that is Godblind's cover art, complete with an associated waffle from me and insightful comments from Marc Aplin, FF founder and all-round awesome human being. Godblind cover reveal interview And for those who can't … Continue reading Godblind’s cover art revealed
So, I can confirm that final edits - structural, copy, line - have now all been completed and Godblind in all its glory is back with my publishers. Aside from a final proofread before it goes to print, the book is done! Written! Finished! Collapses in a heap. The next step on this crazy and … Continue reading It’s the ARCs, Mr Frodo! The ARCs are coming!
So, where have I been for the last month? Well, after handing back edits to the delicious Natasha Bardon at Harper Voyager, I plunged headlong into drafting book two. Then Jen Williams of The Copper Cat trilogy fame convinced me to do NaNo (national novel writing month for those who don't know) while I was … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – I blame Jen Williams
Did I say edits were submitted? EDITS WERE SUBMITTED! On Monday 26 September, no less. Five days before deadline, in fact. Yes, I'm that good... And you know what, they haven't been read and responded to yet! Seriously, I know it doesn't happen that fast, but it's teeth-gnashingly hard to be patient all the same. Are … Continue reading Edits, editors and editing