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Review of Heart of Stone by Ben Galley

This is Ben’s best book yet. Plain and simple. Task is a 400-year-old golem; a ‘wind cut’ stone war machine who has served countless masters and fought their wars. Yet Task was always something more. His very first word, spoken just after his creation, is ‘why?’ This baffles Task’s creator: “Fourteen golems, and you’re the… Read More…

BookNests Huge Charity Auction

I’ve posted about this fantastic book auction before but I want to draw attention to it again. For those who don’t know, Booknest is a Fantasy book review site and one of the reviewers there, Petros, has rounded up 100 (yes that’s right, 100) fantasy authors to donate signed books. These books are all up… Read More…

This One’s From The Heart

I just had a feeling come over me to write this post, well, more of an update really. As many of you are hopefully aware, I am working on the edits for book 2 The Dragon’s Blade: Veiled Intentions. So book 2 is coming. The last few months have been especially busy. I was at… Read More…

Designing a SPFBO Winner – Cover Creation For The Dragon’s Blade

In this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off (SPFBO), Mark Lawrence decided to hold a cover competition in addition to bloggers judging the books themselves. I was over the moon to discover that the cover for The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King had won both the judging and public vote. I thought I’d run through the… Read More…

Amazon May Madness – Worth it?

During May this year, The Dragon’s Blade was put on a promotional Amazon sale for the first time. This was a major experiment and one of the main reasons I turned to Acorn Independent Press when publishing the book. Normally large scale promotional deals are not available for self-published authors. In fact, outside the Kindle… Read More…

Book Signing – Announcement

I’m very excited to let the world know about my first book signing event. It will take place at Queens Park Books in London on the 15th of June. So if you are in the London area do come along. There will be food, drink, readings, books and me! Do ask me all the difficult… Read More…

World Building – A General Insight

I was very pleased to be invited to guest blog for Bookwraith Reviews on the topic of World Building in fantasy. You can go read the full post here.

The London Book Fair – Is It Worth Going? Some Thoughts For Writers.

Last week the London Book Fair (LBF) dominated the twitter feeds of anyone in the UK connected to, or interested in, the publishing industry. As I live in London I felt it would be foolish to not trot along, despite knowing full well that this is not an event designed for authors. I want to… Read More…

Bringing Balance – The Unifying Star Wars Theory

Since watching The Force Awakens (TFA), I have been mulling over this idea in my head. Likely many others have touched on it, but I wanted to throw my two cents worth in. Essentially I will be arguing that, contrary to how it appears at face value, Anakin did not fail or reject his destiny… Read More…

First Official Events – Library Talks!

It is a nervous thing, talking to a room full of people. Fifteen minutes can seem like a long time, never mind a full hour. Then imagine the people you are talking to are fifty school kids aged 11 to 12. Quite nerve-racking indeed. This is the situation I found myself in recently when I… Read More…