"The first story, Bastion by Adrian Faulkner, is a thoughtful tale of cultures and independence, personality clash and the fall of a great civilisation. It’s an excellent start to the anthology, and is possibly my second favourite story." You can find Bastion in the Summer's End anthology on sale at Amazon
Saturday 18th March 2017 I think one of the things that thwarts a lot of writers is the lack of instantaneous reward. If you bake a cake, you can pretty much eat it straight from the oven. If you rebuild the engine of a car, you can take the car for a drive. But as [...]
Saturday 11th March 2017 Today say I snatched victory from the jaws of a defeat snatched from the jaws of success Today started well, got decidedly worse and then improved. I woke up to some non-writing news that was amazing, resulting in me being very excited. However, this quickly turned into a complete disaster and [...]
http://fantasy-faction.com/2015/foxglove-summer-by-ben-aaronovitch Since becoming an author I don't tend to do book reviews but I'm a huge fan of Ben Aaronvitch's Peter Grant series and got the opportunity to review the latest book for Fantasy Faction. Check it out and if you've not read any of the series, start with Rivers of London. Brilliant series!
http://fantasy-faction.com/2014/so-whats-the-fuss-about-scrivener This month over at Fantasy-Faction I ask the question "So What's The Fuss About Scrivener?" This article on the popular word processing software for writers seems to have generated a lot of positive response so please check it out!
Given how much writers struggle with putting together the synopsis of a novel, I'm starting to wonder, following this brilliant summary of the setup of The Four Realms, whether authors should employ reviewers to write them. I jest, of course, but this review does a really good job of getting 'inside' the setup of the [...]
I had a number of writers tell me over the weekend that they don’t read reviews. Maybe I’m a little odd or maybe I’ve just been very fortunate that the reviews I’ve received are intelligent and insightful, but I enjoy reading them. That includes this one from Fangs for Fantasy which is a little different. [...]
I can't think of a better way to start the week than to get a good review, and I have to be honest and say that this one from Fantasy Book Review has brightened not only my day but the entire week. I've been blessed with some really excellent reviews for The Four Realms and [...]
Nothing puts a smile on your face than another good review of your debut novel, and The Troubled Scribe today brings us the latest. In his considered review he says: "The Four Realms is a twisted and must-read that will probably leave you a tad shell-shocked after it’s all said and done." Be sure to [...]
The Four Realms got another great review yesterday from the blog, A Fantastic Librarian. I'm spoilt like a kid in a sweet shop trying to choose between all the great quotes so let's just highlight the one that says " If you’re looking for a fun, diverting read, The Four Realms is just the ticket." [...]