Category Archives: Announcements

I just signed my first traditional publishing deal

The title isn’t quite true. I’ve signed trad deals in which I’ve published other authors, and ones in which I’ve signed audiobook-only deals for my novels. Then there are magazines and anthologies. But I’m really excited about this one with … Continue reading

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A quick recap of the year

I’ve been quiet posting on the business and nerdy techie side of publishing these past few months because I’ve been busy writing. I’m concentrating on a military SF/ space opera series called the Human Legion. Books 1 & 2 are out … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day. I think it’s fair to say that I got involved. But first, what the ?&$# is World Book Day? I do get cynical about all these ‘world XXXX days’. When I was growing up in … Continue reading

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The Reality War Book 2 — coming soon in paperback

The artwork has just come through. I think Andy Bigwood’s done an excellent job. Expect a print edition to be published in the next few weeks. If anyone wants a review copy, do get in touch, although you do need … Continue reading

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New formats coming for The Reality War

The second (and concluding) novel in my The Reality War mini-series was published for Kindle last month. Yesterday, I allowed the first book’s entry in Amazon’s ‘Select’ program to lapse, and so I published both books to Smashwords, which means … Continue reading

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The Reality War Book2: Read it today!

My second novel, The Reality War Book2: The City of Destruction is working its way through Amazon’s servers towards publication in the Kindle Store. If you have the eBook version of book1, then you don’t have to wait for Amazon, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Hedgeland competition

Thanks to everyone who’s commented so far on Ann Nyland’s guest post: Doctor Who and Theories of Time. Ann was generous enough to offer two eBooks as prizes for people who joined in, and I can announce the winners were: … Continue reading

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I’ve won the Liebster Blog Award

I was delighted to be given a Liebster Award by blogger TheBrontëSister. Liebster Awards are a kind of virtuous chain letter or Ponzi scheme for bloggers. The idea is you pick your five favorite sites with under 200 followers (which I … Continue reading

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Pillboxes: just how much are we influenced by childhood experiences?

Yesterday I took my family to Audley End House a stately home wonderfully restored and maintained by the charity, English Heritage. It’s big all right, with gardens modelled by famous landscaper Capability Brown and an opulent interior with a very … Continue reading

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Paper airplanes, Blake’s 7, and update on The Reality War

When I was a boy at infant school, paper airplanes meant pages ripped from an exercise book and folded into a crude dart. Often we’d write some words on the paper before folding, hoping anyone we hit with the plane … Continue reading

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