• Writing

    Here Be Dragons

    by  • June 28, 2018 • Appearances, Writing • 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 • Book News, Writing • 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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    The Age Of The Psychopath

    by  • January 9, 2018 • Articles, Writing • 2 Comments

    In case you missed it, I published a piece on Medium: Is the Age of the Psychopath Over?  You can find it here. “Look around you. Out on the street, all those faces. They look just like you. But some of them aren’t like you at all. They’re so different, they might as well...

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    Pendragon Proofs Now In

    by  • May 18, 2017 • Book News, Publishing, reviews, Writing • 0 Comments

    The road to publication follows familiar landmarks – finishing the first draft, the various edits, through the delivery of the first box of books to publication day and the subsequent round of publicity and signings.  One of the key moments is the arrival of the uncorrected proofs – softbound copies of the novel, usually...

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