Memories of Terry Pratchett

There are few occasions when the news that someone you have never met has passed away affects you almost as strongly as learning about the death of a loved one. Today, Sir Terry Pratchett, beloved, world rebound author of fantasy and humour, lost his battle with Alzheimers disease. When I | Read more…

General update and “coming soon”

Along with the rest of Britain, I’ve had a bit of a dry spell recently. A blogging dry spell at least. Hopefully the two aren’t linked and it won’t start raining as a result of me posting an update. This is a bit of a general update and “what’s coming | Read more…

Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows – A Video Appeal

Hi everyone. Updates are likely to continue to be a bit sporadic over the next few months as I work on Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows with the rest of the production team from The Great Escape. The new eight part web series will be shot this summer | Read more…

Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows – New web series from The Great Escape

Things have been a bit quiet around here lately because I’ve been busy with my film maker’s cap on. The Great Escape are gearing up for another large scale production this summer; Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows, and I’m acting as both producer and special effects supervisor for | Read more…

New Writing Competition on The Great Escape

Over on The Great Escape we have a writing competition running. We’re inviting writers to submit 1000-3000 word short stories from the convention scene; short stories set at, or strongly featuring a convention or expo. You can find all the details on our Competitions Page. There’s also a list of | Read more…

Great Escapes | Volume 1 launches at Cardiff Comic Expo

The last two months have been a crazy rush to get Great Escapes, Volume 1 edited and printed, hence the reason this blog has been somewhat neglected. But, the hard work is nearly over; the book is here! There are a few technical niggles to iron out with the eBook | Read more…

Last Day to Pre-order Great Escapes | Volume 1

The Kickstarter campaign for Great Escapes | Volume 1 finishes today! We’ve raised an astonishing £507 so far, a full £107 more than our target. For those who don’t know, Great Escapes is the first in a series of annual anthologies from The Great Escape where I am fiction editor. | Read more…

Great Escapes | Volume 1 – Kickstarter

The Great Escape launched in June 2011 without any particular plan as to how we’d find fiction content or what we would ultimately do with it. But, through a combination of competitions and invitation we managed to find content for nearly every month. Interest is growing as we go into | Read more…

The Star Coin Prophecy – new book released

My short adventure novella, The Star Coin Prophecy is now available to buy from Smashwords in all major eBook formats. When local science reporter Ruth Anders gets invited to a national press conference for the Kepler project, she knows it’s going to be a memorable experience. But nothing could prepare | Read more…