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News Report On Burlington Bunker

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-28158437 If you've read The Four realms, you'll remember the underground bunker where Darwin & Cassidy find D'Toeni.  As some of you are aware, this location is loosely based on Burlington Bunker in Wiltshire.  The location isn't open to the public and there are very few photos of what was intended to be seat of [...]

July 10th, 2014|Writing|0 Comments

Some Four Realms News

With Black As Knight out the way, I spent some time last night scheduling the remaining work needed to get the final draft of The Thieving King done.  It's a huge, complex book and I really started to appreciate all the planning I put into this draft which should make it easier now I'm in [...]

July 3rd, 2014|Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Read All About It!

Just a quick note to say that there's an article on myself and The Four Realms inside this week's Bracknell News, including a suitably dodgy picture of said author.  If you live in the area, be sure to pick up a copy!

October 11th, 2013|Publishing|0 Comments

Readers’ Mailbag #2

It’s been a couple of months since the last mailbag so I thought I’d run another bunch of reader questions about The Four Realms.  Please note that these DO contain spoilers for the book so if you are still reading you might want to bookmark this blog post until after you’ve completed it.  If you’ve got a question about the book, send it in and I’ll answer it next time! […]

October 9th, 2013|Writing|0 Comments

Reader Art: Joseph

I'm not very good at drawing so I'm always a little bit in awe of those who can.  I love a really cool piece of art, and love it even more when it's based off of one of my stories.  Mark Phillips sent in this piece of art he drew of Joseph from the Four [...]

September 27th, 2013|Publishing|0 Comments

The Four Realms Location Map

Today I launch a bonus feature for readers of The Four Realms - the location map. I'll admit to stealing this idea from Ben Aaronovitch who does the same for his truly excellent Peter Grant books. It's a google map with all the locations, both real and imaginary, from The Four Realms. Obviously when I [...]

September 17th, 2013|Writing|0 Comments

A Find In The Tomb Of Old Drafts

I’m doing the happy Snoopy dance at Faulkner Towers this morning as digging through some old files I’ve found the one piece of text I cut from the novel that pained me the most. And I’m planning to put it online as a special “bonus feature” for readers of The Four Realms. […]

July 5th, 2013|Writing|0 Comments

Readers’ Mailbag #1

So over the last couple of months I’ve had questions from readers regarding the Four Realms and writing in general. I responded to them at the time but thought they were good enough to deserve a wider audience. With their permission I am allowed to share their questions and my answer with you. If it’s popular and readers continue to send in questions, I may do this as a semi-regular thing. I have enough for a couple of blog posts but beyond that is down to you! So without further delay, let’s get on with the first couple of questions. (Minor spoilers as to the location of major characters at the end of book 1 contained within!) […]

June 27th, 2013|Writing|0 Comments

Bookshelf Bombshells Rates The Four Realms As A “Buy It!”

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 [...]

April 10th, 2013|Book Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

A Different Sort Of Review

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. […]

April 2nd, 2013|Reviews|0 Comments