Monday, 19 February 2018

Thought for the Day

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one.”
~ George R R Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Friday, 16 February 2018

Gamebook Friday: Herald of Oblivion at 70% off!

Tin Man Games are holding a Lunar New Year Sale, in honour of the Year of the Dog, and my Warhammer 40,000 gamebook app, Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion is available at a whopping 70% off!

There are also other gamebook apps available with massive reductions, including The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, which I also worked on.

So don't delay - get over to the Tin Man Games Steam store sale now!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Thought for the Day

“I’m not a scene stealer. I try to do justice to the writing. I’m not intimidated by other actors at all—or directors. I don’t care who they are. But I am intimidated by writers. I hold them in the highest esteem.”
~ John Mahoney, 1940-2018

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

Did you know that Charles Dickens was born on this day in 1812? Which means that he was 31 when he wrote A Christmas Carol. My first novel The Dead and the Damned* was published when I was 31, but that particular book certainly hasn't endured like Dickens' novels have.

And despite having had the idea several years previously, it wasn't until I was 46 that I actually started to write the first Scrooge and Marley (Deceased) story, The Haunted Man, which takes as it's premise, 'What happened after the events of A Christmas Carol?'

But it is pure chance that meant I was writing a new Scrooge and Marley (Deceased) story actually on the occasion of Dickens' 206th birthday. Maybe that's why the story, which I had really been struggling with up until now, started to come together at last today.

Let's hope I can finish it tomorrow. After all, the submission deadline is on Sunday...

* More a glorified short story collection than a novel.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II - 48 hours to go!

There are now has just 48 hours left until Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II concludes its run on Kickstarter.

My contribution to the anthology is called The Ghost in the Machine.

Rewards include a limited edition hardcover of Kaiju Rising II, with a hand made slipcase, and a limited edition hardcover of Kaiju Rising I with a matching slipcase too!

If giant mutated coral monsters float your boat, make sure you back the Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II Kickstarter before it's too late.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Thought for the Day

"Fantasy isn't just about wizards and silly wands. It's about seeing the world from new directions."
~ Sir Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015