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Year: 2013

  • I Apologise in Advance

    I have set myself the challenging (but by no means impossible) task of completing the remaining 60k~ words of the first draft of my third book for NaNoWriMo this year. As a result, November will be a stressful month for me while I try to extract all these conflicting ideas from my brain and kind […]

  • From The Ashes (Blood of Ages) is Out Now!

    From The Ashes, my second book, and the first Blood of Ages companion novel, is out now! Yay!

  • Bring It Back

    Apologies for my recent absence on social media. I’ve been mostly offline, chillaxing, recovering, and generally soul-searching, which has so far resulted in the possibilty that I don’t have one. I also spent many hours watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which I still can’t decide if I like or not after four and a […]

  • And I’m DONE, You Guys!

    What is UP?! So I finished the final proofing yesterday, and I’ve put the order in for the paperback ARCs today. My army of proofers are currently reading through the eARCs, ferreting out all the final typos that inevitably slipped my attention. I’m so happy to have this book finished, more than the first one, […]

  • The Magic Spreadsheet, Competitive Word Counts, and Writing Consistency

    So I joined The Magic Spreadsheet, which is a community of writers all in agreement to produce a minimum word count every day. The purpose of the community is to promote consistency and routine, to get (and keep) its writers in the habit of…well, writing. Also, it provides a little competition–and that can only ever […]

  • Divided They Fall, Draft One* Begins

    I am going to be working on “Divided They Fall (Blood of Ages, #2)” from now until I get the edited version of “From The Ashes” back at the end of August. I’ve been trying to find a song to best summarise all the next book, but it’s hard. A lot happens in Divided They […]

  • The Expo Was A Success!

    So the weekend was a roaring success for me and Kier Gill at the MCM Expo in Manchester. Here we are just after setting up all the things: We were sandwiched between a MLP (My Little Pony) stand and an art print stand. Kier’s zombie prints were a real eye catcher–you could literally see people […]

  • Expo Updates, Bookmarks, Books, Comics, and More*!

    * Well, no, not more. That’s it. But that should be enough! So here’s the inventory we will have with us at the Manchester MCM Expo on Saturday (wow, time has flown!): I will be signing everything. The books, comics, bookmarks, scraps of paper, people’s faces… I’m really looking forward to this, and having never done […]

  • Blood of Ages at Manchester MCM Expo – Manchester Comic Con

    I will be attending Manchester Comic Con with Kier Gill on the 20th July 2013. I’ll be selling my books (obviously). He’ll be selling the first issue of the Blood of Ages graphic novel (and some pictures of zombies or whatever else he feels like selling–I don’t know, I’m not his mother). You can buy […]

  • Site Change (AGAIN!)

    Those who know me know I love websites. I’m like a gnome (World of Warcraft, not Garden, variety) in that respect: I love to tinker. So I’ve done (yet another) overhaul of my sites, and reorganised my “online presence” into something more segregated, like so: I’m keeping my books, and news specifically about my books, […]