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YOUR FIRST BOOK LAUNCH: WHAT NOT TO DO – Guest Post by Tom Toner

Today I have a guest post from Tom Toner, author of The Promise of the Child. I met Tom at the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club and it turns out that we published very close to each other date wise. I asked him about his experience and this was his rather candid response below. I thought… Read More…

First visit to the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club

It was a hellishly busy November what with the book coming out, multiple visitors, birthdays and picking up some part-time work but things are settling down now. Although the month was extremely busy, one of the highlights had to be my first experience of the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (SRFC). I first found out about… Read More…

My First Official Interview With The Saint

Hey everyone, I’ve had my first official interview with The Saint – the student paper of the University of St Andrews. You can read it here.

Re-Reading The Silk Worm: A Dark Insight Into Publishing?

It goes without saying that, as a member of the ‘Harry Potter generation’, I think J.K. Rowling is fantastic. I suspect that I am not in a minority in admitting that the Harry Potter series was amongst the first, if not the first, books I read, or at least fell in love with. Some questioned… Read More…

Sanderson Signing, FantasyCon2015 And Expectations With Writing

So last week was extremely busy and very fun! There was a Brandon Sanderson signing to attend and adventures at FantasyCon to be had. First of all, the signing. It took place at Forbidden Planet in London and the place was packed. Everyone was treated to a surprise reading from Stormlight 3 (a flash back… Read More…

Fantasy map creation: from author scribbles to finished product.

Hi folks. I thought you might be interested to see the process of how a fantasy world map is created. Maps in fantasy books are brilliant, especially if the world itself is important to the story and the characters are moving around it. Lord of the Rings and the ongoing Song of Ice and Fire… Read More…

Thoughts on the Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan

I am about to attempt the unusual here and review an entire trilogy as a whole. That trilogy is the Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan. The reasons I am doing this are twofold. Firstly, I have recently blitzed through the series and so it feels like one long book to me rather than three… Read More…

Hello world!

Hello everybody! This will be where I post things which I hope will be of interest to people interested in fantasy and writing broadly as well as my own work in good time. Currently the Buy Now link only goes to a generic Amazon page as the product isn’t finalised yet. The book extract will… Read More…