Thursday 18th May, 2017

Let’s start with the deadline. If you’re attending ChapterCon in London at the end of August, you can pre-order some of the writers’ books through various Google forms. I have linked them on my ChapterCon mess o’links. This includes being able to pre-order a number of my books: 25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf, A Pack Of Lies, Fool If You Think It’s Over, all the Fox Spirit Monster anthologies to date and all of the Fox Pockets. At a slight discount.

I am making a big deal out of this because a) the deadline for ordering is the end of this month (i.e. Wednesday 31st May) and b) I’m going to be a bit of a miser about lugging books around England, so I’ll otherwise have limited numbers of the Elkie books with me and only my own copies of the others so that I can show off some signatures and persuade those of you who missed out to order them on-line.

Somewhat closer on the horizon, I shall be on (local) radio on Saturday, North Manchester FM between 2pm and 4pm to be precise. The lovely Hannah Kate has invited me to talk on Hannah’s Book Shelf and there’s a post with all the details here [External Link]. I may be mildly nervous. OK, a lot. Mainly because I’m terrible at remembering names and titles so you can expect me to tail off at least once in the two hours while I struggle to remember who or what I’m supposed to be mentioning. It might even be often enough to make it into a drinking game. But not while I’m actually there, obviously.

Finally, here’s your reward for being patient people. I remembered to put up the opening paragraphs of my current Greenwood WIP set (as promised). They’re at various stages of draft, so what I’ve put up may not be exactly what they read like by the time they’re published – if they’re published. Feedback, as always, welcome!

Giveaway: The House-Moving Giveaway Winners

So, moving, lightening my load, etc.

I ran a small giveaway of a number of copies of my own books (apparently there’s enough of them to have a bibliography [External Link]). First, the plug:

European Monsters Details

European Monsters came out in paperback in 2014 from Fox Spirit Books [External Link]. If you didn’t win the giveaway copy, please do consider looking it up on your local version of … Continue reading

Giveaway: The House-Moving Giveaway

As you may or may not know, I’m in the process of moving. And I have a number of books. In order to make life a little bit easier, I’m having a cull of books I probably won’t read again. This may bite me in the butt if / when I change my mind, but so be it.

However, on to the giveaway!

In order to make a little bit more room, I have a … Continue reading

Sunday 22nd March, 2015

Well, a link soup update!

A short story of mine, An Invisible Tide, has been published. More importantly, it has been published in issue 32 of The Future Fire [External Link], which is now ten years old! It’s a lovely online magazine – and I’m biased but they’re not good just because they published a few of my stories. In fact, they’re so good I name dropped them as part of my 9 Good Things on the 27 Good Things website [External Link] (which also came out this week). I have yet to write my story background post for An Invisible Tide and hope to sort things out for next week. However, if you want to tell me what you thought about it, don’t forget that The Future Fire has their own blog and are looking for feedback comments, too!

For the next trick, if you haven’t noticed I have a book out called 25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf (from Fox Spirit Books [External Link]). The follow up (A Pack Of Lies) should be out for July, so now may be a good time to take a look – or leave feedback at Amazon, or Goodreads, or Booklikes, or … Well, you get the idea. Needy writer continues to be needy! For some idea of what it’s all about try these pages and posts on site:

(Actually, for that matter, you may also want to have a look at European Monsters. Because it’s a beautiful book that I just happen to be co-editor of, along with Margrét Helgadóttir [External Link].)

Finally, just a reminder that I’ll be at Dysprosium / EasterCon with Fran Terminiello [External Link]. So that’s in two weeks’ time, give or take a day!