Tag: books

Crowdfunding success for Draca!

With the help of 250 supporters, Draca has achieved crowdfunding success and reached the threshold for Unbound to publish.

Draca: Sailing towards a Literary Festival launch

Draca is on track to launch at Chalfont St Giles literary festival in May 2020. At 93% now, & need to make that 100% by mid Sept to meet publisher Unbound’s threshold of pre-orders. 50% royalties to Combat Stress. Free book of short stories for pledgers.

Bone Lines by Stephanie Bretherton; a review

Bone Lines by Stephanie Bretherton is an intelligent, thought-provoking ‘time-slip’ novel about two strong female characters; a woman from the archaeological past and the present-day scientist who analyses her newly-discovered bones.

A talk on the Wilde side

I recently reviewed Obsidian by Suzie Wilde, which is pitched as ‘A gripping Viking tale of one woman’s courage, fighting old and new gods amid the savage beauty of Ice Island’. I love historical fantasy novels and especially books with a strong female protagonist,…

Meet George!

DRACA had a great launch with crowdfunding publisher Unbound. This extract from the book is a glimpse into the character of George, a yachtswoman with attitude.

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…