Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain - The Eleventh Hour!*

There are only eleven hours to go until The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Kickstarter funds (at 11.00pm on Sunday, UK time). If you've not backed it yet, don't miss out on this unique opportunity.

You can read about my involvement in the project here.

* And don't worry, I know that's not what the expression 'eleventh hour' means, it was just too good a phrase not to use it. ;-)

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Dragonmeet 2015 - one week to go!

There's only one week to go until Dragonmeet, where I will be launching my brand new, choose your path adventure gamebook Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland. The launch itself will happen at 12.00pm - after the Jackson and Livingstone signing at the Fighting Fantasy stand that is next door to mine.

Click image to enlarge.

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland is going to feature in the event programme too, partly in the form of this rather fine advert...

... and partly in a piece I've written about converting Lewis Carroll's classic children's book.

So if you're in the West London/Ibis Hotel Earls Court area, why not stop by and say hello? Just look for this banner!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Black Snow Friday

It's Black Friday! And you know what they say - if you can't beam 'em, join 'em.

So why not log on to, check out their selection of eBooks and then enter the code BLACKSNOWDAY50% to get 50% off all eBooks? And that includes  SHARKPUNK, GAME OVER and YOU ARE THE HERO. So what are you waiting for?

The Snowbooks' ebooks page can be found at the end of this link.

Gamebook Friday: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

As of writing there are only three days to go until The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Kickstarter funds (at 11.00pm on Sunday, UK time). If you've not backed it yet, don't miss out on this unique opportunity.

In other Kickstarter gamebook news, we're just waiting on the delivery of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland from the printers in Poland, which will be here imminently. I can't wait to unleash this, my 16th gamebook, upon the world.

And finally, yesterday I was sent the cover image for my next piece of interactive fiction... but you'll just have to wait until another time to find out more about that one. ;-)

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Steampunk Thursday: Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

On 26 November 1865, the mass market edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published. And now, 150 years later, this is on the horizon...

Monday, 23 November 2015

Happy 52nd Birthday, Doctor Who!

He may over 2,000 years old, but today actually marks the 52nd anniversary of Doctor Who appearing for the first time on terrestrial television sets, on 23 November 1963.

It also means it's already two years since the 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor aired, in what was the world's biggest simulcast at the time.

It seems that this month is all about anniversaries. On Thursday it will be the 150th anniversary of the mass market publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and hopefully, by then, Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland will be poised to be unleashed upon the world.

So, see you Thursday!

Thought for the Day

"Being a writer is about writing. Full-stop."

~ Chuck Wendig, Author