• Here Be Dragons

    by  • June 28, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Later this year, I’ll be speaking at Here Be Dragons: The Oxford Fantasy Literature Summer School organised by the English Faculty at the University of Oxford. My talk is all about writing fantasy, but if that doesn’t grab you, you can also hear about M R James, H P Lovecraft, C S Lewis, Tolkien,...

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    Pendragon Award Nomination

    by  • June 27, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Been away from here for a few weeks, doing what I’m supposed to be doing – putting food on the table via scribbling away. (“Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh, Mr Gibbon?” ~ Prince William Henry, Duke Of Gloucester to Edward Gibbon on receiving a copy of The History of the Decline and Fall of...

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    Testimony – An Exhibition Of Haunted Art?

    by  • May 9, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Bill Rich was haunted by terrifying demons. Some that manifested in his isolated home, as I detailed in my non-fiction book Testimony. And some that were firmly embedded in his psyche, as he always admitted. All of it contributed to the art that he laboured over all his life, all of it, in some...

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    Stealing Fire

    by  • April 29, 2018 • 0 Comments

    This is an important book for creatives. It talks, in very clear terms, about ways to achieve the Flow State, that period when the world falls away and you’re lost to a rush of pure thought and inspiration. When you achieve Flow, you feel like you can write, or paint, or create music, forever. But...

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    True Horror – Testimony

    by  • April 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    A quick reminder about True Horror on Channel 4 at 10pm this Thursday April 19, which examines the truly terrifying case that I investigated in my non-fiction book, Testimony. When Bill and Liz Rich moved into an isolated farmhouse, it already had a reputation locally for being haunted. What they found there was far,...

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    True Horror On TV

    by  • April 9, 2018 • 0 Comments

    I’ll be popping up on Channel 4 next week in the drama-documentary series True Horror. The first episode on April 19, 10 pm, is a chilling account of the Rich family’s terrifying experiences in an isolated farmhouse, which I wrote about in my non-fiction book Testimony. (You can read about it here.) Far more...

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    One Simple Rule To Sell Your Writing

    by  • March 5, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Writing for a living is filled with many amazing moments. Seeing your book on the shelves. Your name in the credits of a film or TV show. Cash in the bank account. Paid! For doing something you love so much you’d do it for free. What a world to live in. There are hard...

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    A New Dark Age On The Way

    by  • March 4, 2018 • 3 Comments

    The manuscript for my next novel, Dark Age, has been delivered to my editor, and I’ve completed a promotional piece for the Random House blog for the forthcoming paperback publication of the last book, Pendragon.  i’ve been head down immersed in this for the last few weeks – always the best way to finish...

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    Agents, And Why You Need Them

    by  • January 23, 2018 • 1 Comment

    In a café in North London, my screen agent leaned across the table and gave me his first – and probably most important – piece of advice. He said it to every single new client who signed with him. “Nobody in this business is going to do you any favours.” That stands true for...

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