Sunday 26 July 2009

You were expecting someone else?

Pax Britannia: Evolution Expects is out now and available from all better bookshops. I was very pleased to find a full page advert in both 2000AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine this week which I have reproduced here (in case you missed it).

And the reviews are already starting to come in too. You can read what Graeme Flory of Graeme's Fantasy Book Review has to say about it here. And you can pick up your own copy here.

Happy reading...

Tuesday 21 July 2009

Warning! You are now on Vermintime!

Another writer from the Black Library stable (and a good friend of mine*) C L Werner now has his own website. Launched only this month it's called Vermintime and very smart it looks too.

If you want to know about anything and everything Werner-wise, it's the place to go, with everything from a complete bibliography to news of upcoming projects and (from late August) a visitor forum too.

So what are you waiting for? Check it out here. And if you haven't read anything by C L Werner yet**, why not?

* A friendship that could only exist in this age of Internet communication, seeing as how I have never met or spoken to the man but we have conversed on many an occasion.

** I'm currently reading Blood For The Blood God, by C L Werner (I kid you not).

Saturday 18 July 2009

Friday 10 July 2009

Radio Silence

If you drop by this blog over the next couple of weeks and think it's been a while since it's been updated, have no fear, I haven't given up blogging. It's just that I'm off on holiday for a couple of weeks and won't have access to the Internet. So play nice while I'm away and remember, if you break anything you pay for it. ;-)

Sunday 5 July 2009

An update

We're over half way through 2009 now (where did the time go?) so I thought it an appropriate moment to give you an update on what you can see in print from me between now and Christmas.

First up there's Evolution Expects, my fourth Pax Britannia novel featuring dandy adventurer and agent of the crown, Ulysses Quicksilver. More steampunk action than you can shake a sword-cane at.

Then, in August, there's the timely release of The Official Doctor Who Annual 2010. I've contributed about a third of this and I'm excited to see how many puzzles and factual write-ups have turned out.

Demons: A Clash of Steel Anthology - this should also be out in August and features an original short story by myself entitled The Pact.

Stormslayer, my sixth Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebook, hits the shelves in September and it would be an understatement to say that I'm looking forward to how this one is received by the established fans and new readers alike.

The American edition of last year's Christmas offering What is Myrrh Anyway? is out around October/November time. It's being published by Skyhorse Publishing and it's called Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas. I've set up a new blog to accompany its release which you can access here.

And then, just in time for Christmas (if I pull my finger out) is Blood Royal, the fifth UQ PB adventure and the start of a new four-book story arc. You're not going to want to miss this one.

And then in the new year... well, let's just say, there's plenty more where that came from...

Saturday 4 July 2009

Christmas Miscellany - the blog

Yes, as I have a new book coming out at the end of the year (the American edition of What is Myrrh Anyway?) I've got a new blog to support it.

You can find the Christmas Miscellany blog here and my brand new American Christmas Store here.

Wednesday 1 July 2009

Christmas Miscellany cover

The final cover artwork for Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas* has been approved, and very festive it looks too.

You'll be able to pick up your full colour copy in time for Yule this year, ready to pop in someone's stocking on Christmas Day or just to enjoy yourself over a glass of mulled wine and a hot mince pie.

* The American edition of What is Myrrh Anyway? to be published this autumn by Skyhorse Publishing.

Fragments - The Art of Tony Hough

Bloodbones and Knights of Doom illustrator extraordinaire Tony Hough has set up his own blog, mainly as a way of keeping fans up-dated more regularly with his current projects.

Over the last year or so, Tony has been getting to grips with Photoshop and the results are astounding. I particularly like this image of Mother Arachne.

To see more examples of Tony's work, follow this link to his blog. But be warned, some of the work on display there is not for the faint-hearted (or anyone under 15, probably).