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Giveaway : The Ephemera

July 7, 2014

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All the chat over the last few months here has been about The Moon King.  Complete new baby syndrome, for which I make no apology, but I’m aware that the older siblings have been somewhat neglected. Especially jogging my elbow for attention is my collection, The Ephemera, which seems to have picked up a few sales on […]

The Moon King : One month in

May 30, 2014

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Since it’s been over a month now since The Moon King was published, I thought it’d be cool to take a wee look back at how it’s all gone down. Well, overall, I’d have to say the reception’s been a positive one. We had two launch events (at Eastercon and at Glasgow’s Waterstones, Argyle St). Both […]

Well and truly under sail

May 7, 2014

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Well, I think after last night we can properly consider The Moon King officially launched. Serious and heartfelt thanks to all the family and friends who came along to hear me wibble on for a bit and buy the book. And deep gratitude to Emma, Caron and all the staff at Waterstones Argyle St for managing […]

Glasgow Launch

April 23, 2014

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I’d like to invite everyone in the Glasgow/West Of Scotland*** to join me at Waterstones, Argyle St on Tuesday 6th May for the official launch of The Moon King. The event runs from 7pm til 8.30pm, and afterwards I reckon we’ll probably go on somewhere for a celebratory drink. For more details, contact Waterstones, Argyle St […]

Release Day!

April 22, 2014

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So, April 22nd is finally here, and that means The Moon King is finally available to bought by anyone who wants one. To be honest, after the excitement of the pre-release launch at Eastercon, it feels…not anticlimactic, but perhaps a bit lower key. Which is perfectly fine by me. And good to see the reviews continuing to […]

New Moon

April 19, 2014

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  So, a few days ahead of official release, we opened some boxes of sunshine yellow books and let the good attendees of Eastercon have first dibs on The Moon King. People were happy, wine was drunk and we sold rather a lot of copies I think. Thanks to everyone that came, and to my publisher, Ian, […]

The Moon King Trivia #1 : Seriously? Luck monkeys?

April 18, 2014

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#1 : Seriously? Luck monkeys? Q:  Forget the crows, and the invasion of giant crabs, where the hell did the idea of luck monkeys come from? A:  *shrugs happily* What? What do you expect me to say to that? Sometimes the gods of inspiration just give you a gift. I mean who doesn’t wish that monkey really did […]

The Moon King Trivia #2 : The bird thing

April 17, 2014

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#2 : So, what is the deal with you and birds? Q:  The Moon King features some quite brutal white crows. I’ve read some of your other stories and birds crop up fairly regularly. Do you have some sort of obsession? A:  Guilty as charged. I was a bit of a junior twitcher when I was younger, and […]

The Moon King Trivia #3 : The cutting room (floor)

April 16, 2014

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#3 : The Cutting Room (Floor) Q:  You’ve mentioned before here that you edited The Moon King down from a considerably longer length in the early drafts. What do you regret not making the published novel? A:  There were two major scenes that I liked a lot but weren’t 100% strictly necessary for the story to work. […]

The Moon King Trivia #4 : What genre is it meant to be?

April 15, 2014

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#4 : What Genre Is The Moon King meant to be? Q:  At times The Moon King reads like a science fiction novel and at other times it reads like Fantasy. WTAF! Dude, what genre is it meant to be? A:  Can’t you have machines in fantasy? Can’t you have supernatural elements in science fiction? Who says […]

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