Friday, 16 November 2018

Gamebook Friday: Black Friday Sale!

How would you like to get your hands on a signed copy of the hardback edition of YOU ARE THE HERO Part 2 for only £30?

Or how about a signed copy of the paperback edition of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland or The Wicked Wizard of Oz for only £10?

This offer is on from Friday 16th - Friday 23rd November 2018, and post and packing within the UK is FREE!

To buy a signed copy of one of these books simply email

Monday, 12 November 2018

Thought for the Day

"They say everyone has a book in them. But nobody ever talks about which orifice it has to exit by."

Mark Lawrence, author

Friday, 9 November 2018

Gamebook Friday: ACE Gamebooks at Dragonmeet 2018

Three weeks tomorrow, on Saturday 1st December, I will be at Dragonmeet 2018, with my ACE Gamebooks - Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland and The Wicked Wizard of Oz.

I was hoping to have NEVERLAND - Here Be Monsters! on sale too, but unfortunately it wasn't to be, as resident dinosaur wrangler Kev Crossley is still busy wrangling the dinosaurs. However, I may get some of his completed illustrations printed up and have them on display on my stand, to show people what they can expect from the new adventure.

And here's one of them, to keep you going for now.

Never smile at a Crocodile!

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Happy Birthday, Bram Stoker!

If he had still been alive, today would have been Bram Stoker's 171st birthday.

Arguably, it was the Irish author's gothic novel Dracula that made the vampire the horror icon it is today, and blood-suckers have certainly cropped up in works of mine from time to time over the years, including in Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland.

But I have never referenced the novel quite so directly as I will be in a project I plan to be working on next year...

Monday, 5 November 2018

Thought for the Day

"Of all the pieces of advice dealt out to aspiring authors, the one I hate most is, 'Write what you know.' It seems anti-ethical to the creative impulse. Instead, write what you love. Write what excites you. And if you don't know something essential, look it up. Have fun learning... Write with authenticity. Write the truth as you see it. Or write to find the truth."
~ Gareth L Powell, author

Friday, 2 November 2018

Gamebook Friday: Beasts, Wolves and Cheshire Cats

I have three pieces of gamebook-related news for you this week.

First of all, in case you haven't already heard, Beowulf Beastslayer funded on Wednesday, finally raising 136% of its original funding goal, meaning that two Stretch Goals were unlocked. If you didn't back the Kickstarter, look out for Beowulf Beastslayer in all good online retailers' webstores around this time next year.

Secondly, I was recently sent a copy of a fan-produced translation of my fifth Fighting Fantasy gamebook Howl of the Werewolf, and a very impressive piece of work it is too.

And last of all, copies of the German language edition of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland arrived from Poland this week, for me to sign for those people who missed out on getting hold of a copy at the Frankfurt Book Fair - and there's quite a lot of them!

Until next time...

Monday, 29 October 2018

Thought for the Day

"Unsure about the world? Scared? Sad? Lemme help. YOU LIVE IN A WORLD WITH BOOKS! There are books f**king everywhere. Story containers! Idea boxes! Dead tree narrative delivery systems! Read a book! Write a book! Hug a book! BUILD AN IMPENETRABLE STRONGHOLD OF BOOKS!"

~ Chuck Wendig, author