Category: One writer’s journey

Thoughts and milestones on the rambling road to publication. Mainly of interest to fellow writers.

Conversation with friends this weekend:

After I launched my novel DRACA, about a war-damaged veteran, with publisher Unbound, it became clear that not everyone ‘got’ the crowdfunding model. So here’s a brief explanation of how you can help me to help those whose wounds are more than physical.

Join a publishing revolution – and support Combat Stress

Publishers Unbound have accepted my second novel, DRACA, about a war-damaged veteran of Afghanistan. I’m sharing royalties with the services charity Combat Stress. You can help make it happen.

“I never knew you were like that…”

Cindy Callens, on the Belgian book review site Draumr Kopa, kindly asked me to do a guest blog. I shared some of the more amusing comments people have made since Saxon’s Bane was launched. Click here for Draumr Kopa. Here’s what I had to…

Literature, Genre, and Geeks

In the last week, there have been a lot of threads on Facebook and writers’ sites about genre, and the challenges of classifying books. Back in August, the Hugo Award-winning SF & Fantasy site, SF Signal, asked me to write a guest blog on…

Three Short Bursts – FREE ebook

My E-book of short stories has now been published by Solaris, and is available for free download in both Kindle (.mobi) and iBook (.epub) formats. What’s inside: MUSE: A powerful, emotionally charged story where old lady teaches a young pianist the true, evocative power…

Interview posted on YouTube

Today is the UK release date for Saxon’s Bane. To mark the occasion, Jonathan Oliver of Solaris sat me in front of a video camera and asked me loads of questions, ranging from my thoughts on genre, to the background to key characters in…

Saxon’s Bane launched!

A wonderful crowd of friends and family swelled the shoppers at The Forbidden Planet in Shaftesbury Avenue, London, on Wednesday night, for the launch of Saxon’s Bane. My agent Ian Drury of Sheil Land Associates kindly kicked off the proceedings before I was persuaded…

USA & Ebook Publication for Saxon’s Bane

Saxon’s Bane is now available in print form (Mass Market Paperback) in the United States and Canada, and will be released in Trade Paperback format in the United Kingdom on 12th September. It is also available worldwide in all standard eBook formats.

A little showmanship

This fabulous replica helmet was a gift from a friend. Something tells me it is going to spice up many book signing sessions. And for those coming to the launch at Forbidden Planet, London at 6pm on 4th September, there may be a little…

Author copies!

Let me share a little happiness; my author copies of Saxon’s Bane have arrived from the wonderful people at Solaris. It is almost exactly six years since I stepped off a corporate ladder and went freelance, specifically to release time to write. Six years…