The Writing Game


This writing game is a bit of a strange adventure.

Telling Lies

A fiction writer tells lies in a vacuum. S/he tells lies about things that didn’t happen to people who don’t exist. And there might be no one listening… Continue reading

Guilty As Charged

 


In my previous post, I dangled some “click bait” about how I was over-committed, then offered only a cliffhanger. My bad.

Seriously, I found myself in a time bind over the last few months… Continue reading

Final Flight and Win-A-Kindle

 


 I’ve finally had to admit it. I’m over-committed.

I never planned to spam my blog followers with daily ramblings. Twice or thrice a month would suffice. But I’m down to one post a month.

So I changed the tagline in my posts to “An occasional blog”. Truth is good. (Unless, of course, you’re a politician of any persuasion.)

So why am I swamped? Continue reading

SFF Summer Reading


Happy June!

Today, I’m addressing avid readers of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Stock up on your summer reading!

There’s a massive Books Giveaway, a 99c Discount Price promotion, and a “Win a Kindle” competition. Read on… Continue reading

Struggling Author


It’s been a long month.

Apart from the usual writerly stuff (you know, the stuff a writer thinks s/he’s going to be doing like… er… writing) authors across the world have been struggling with Amazon‘s widespread and apparently random deletion and blocking of reviews and trying to navigate the European Union’s new GDPR law.

Read on… Continue reading

Happy News/Strange News


Happy News #1

Had a great time at the UK’s annual Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention (Follycon) in Harrogate. Met some old friends and made some new ones. Learned a lot and had a few new ideas sparked. Delighted to say that my friend David Allan got his first publishing contract. Congrats, David!

Happy News #2

The final part of my sci-fi trilogy (Janus Arrival: Journey’s End) was released on April 1st and sales are very satisfying. I’m already at work on my next book. Continue reading

Eastercon 2018


It’s Easter again and that means the UK Annual SF&F Convention. So here I am having a great time in the Majestic Hotel,  Harrogate, Yorkshire, and truly majestic it is.

Tomorrow, my SciFi novel, “Janus Arrival, is released (for anyone who hasn’t noticed my earlier posts about it) and the trilogy is complete!

Now, if only the rain would stop and the threatened snow holds off, it would be a wonderful Easter.

Happy Weekend to you all!

Sci-Fi & Fantasy 99c Ebook Offer!


Those wonderful people at SFFBookBonanza have put together a new promotion featuring dozens of ebooks at 99c.

The promo only runs from 19th to 25th February, so click on the image (or on the genre-specific links below it) to choose your bargain of the week!

Books for just 99c on Kindle from 19 – 25 February

Note: Make sure to check the price before you buy.
Books may not be discounted in all regions.

Go to Space Opera | Go to Hard SF | Go to Military SF
Go to Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic | Go to Cyberpunk & Steampunk Go to SF Romance
Go to Epic Fantasy and Sword & Sorcery | Go to Urban Fantasy | Go to Horror
Go to Fables & Mythology | Go to Fantasy & Paranormal Romance
Go to Science Fantasy | Go to Humour SFF | Go to Young Adult | Go to Kids

Happy reading!

Cover Reveal: Janus Arrival



At last – the concluding part of the Janus Paradisi trilogy!

You’ve been very patient – thank you! (2017 was a pretty tough year, to be honest.)

But right now, the book’s running through final checks before its upcoming launch: you can pre-order it HERE.

Paradise is a ride away – if you survive the journey.

So near, yet so far away…

SS Challenge has arrived in the Andromeda galaxy. Their landing party is held hostage by a colony on the planet Tenebra. Communications are cut off. Continue reading