BlogHop: Three Things I Don’t Write (and Three Things I do)

May 13, 2014


Another of those writery blog tour things with the twin purposes of providing you with a few titbits of insight into someone whose blog you already read and linking backwards and forwards in the chain to other writers that you might also like. I was tagged for this one by Ruth Booth, by way of Benjanun […]

Posted in: Writing

Moonshots lift off

May 12, 2014


Happy to say that my story “A Piece Of The Moon” is now available over on You can download it as a standalone ebook or as an audio MP3 (read by Charles Hunt). Better still, for a trifling sum you can subscribe to the entire short story series (I have and I’ve enjoyed them […]

Posted in: Short stories

Well and truly under sail

May 7, 2014


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 […]

Posted in: Books

Writers Blog Tour

May 5, 2014


This is something that’s been doing the rounds, and I’ve been nominated to take part by the excellent Liz Williams, following on from the equally excellent Claire Weaver. Be sure to link back to their posts and then return here to witness how bizarrely random I am when it comes to writing. 1. What am I working […]

Posted in: Writing

Good Stuff You Should Know About (contains 0% me)

May 1, 2014


It’s really high time I used this blog for powers of Good (rather than the narcissistic me-me-me-ness it has been of late), so here–in quick and dirty fashion–is some stuff you really HAVE to know about culture-wise, because it’s all happening NOW. Book: Authority by Jeff Vandermeer.  Sequel to the incredible Annihilation, taking the Southern Reach trilogy into […]

Posted in: Entertainment

Glasgow Launch

April 23, 2014


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 […]

Posted in: Books

Release Day!

April 22, 2014


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 […]

Posted in: Books, Novels

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