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Category Archives: The ‘Blood of Ages’ Series

On the 12 day of the month of March, in the year of our Lord 2000, the Vampyr Snyper Blood of Ages series was born, and the rest is history. That’s right. It’s 20 years to the day that I started writing what is now the Blood of Ages series. Or maybe it’s 20 years to the day that I finished the first draft of what is now the Blood of Ages series. I’m unclear on which anniversary we’re celebrating, but celebrating we are. The first draft took like two weeks maximum to write, so it’s negligible. I have this date written (by hand!) on a piece of paper, in a file, somewhere in my attic. Eventually, I will retrieve it from the mouse-eaten hellscape and provide an accurate date. I have taken two days off work to celebrate. Not entirely sure what I’m going to do in these two…

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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 Fall: it’s easily the busiest of the three novels. Readers get to see other sides of the war. The world gets bigger. New characters arrive. Old characters leave. The order shifts. The field gets levelled. Basically, shit goes down. I think the below summarises the story’s sentiment quite well, although I do have some backup tracks. In all, I’m hoping to get the first draft of Divided They Fall finished by the end of November. * This isn’t technically the first draft, since I’ve had bits of this story floating around since 2010. However, I’m planning…

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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 eyeing them up and making a beeline to the table. We were so unprepared it was almost funny. Kier called out at some point to get some elastic bands (which were, by the way, some of the shittest elastic bands ever. These things must’ve been around since the 1970’s or something–fairly confident they were older than me) and jiffy bags for his prints, since people were struggling to carry them away–at one point, we had to ask the lady on the print stand if we could have one of her bags. The two adjacent stands…

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* 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 a convention before, I’m sure it’s going to be an…interesting experience. We’re listed as “Penrefe Publications” and we’re on table P5. (Here’s a map) You can buy tickets to the Expo here. Hope to see you there!

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 tickets to the Expo here. We will be at table P5. (Here’s a map) If you are coming, you are more than welcome to come and say hi. Just don’t be offended if I don’t talk to you, or look at you awkwardly and smile awkwardly and then wait awkwardly for you to leave. I’m an introvert by nature–the entire day will be absolute torture for me. Maybe I’ll see you there! o/

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, right here. I’m putting everything specific to the Blood of Ages universe (character profiles and setting information) over at DaysonCity.com (although that’s under construction right now: check it out soon!) Everything else (my flash fiction, my reviews, my random fits of rage, my bizarre fixation with anthropomorphic cartoon animals from the late 80’s and early 90’s) will now be on my blog over at KLKerr.com. I can’t promise this will be the last time I mess around with the sites like this. I can’t even pretend, because I wouldn’t be able to keep a straight face. TL:DR Want to…

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