• News

    Cover Reveal: Rogue Arcanist

    This has been a long coming, but I’m finally ready to reveal the cover for my forthcoming urban fantasy novel Rogue Arcanist, set in modern-day London. So don’t hang about – take a look now…     You don’t know who you are until you’re threatened. Arcanists are born with the ability to manipulate reality with their spellcraft, their existence…

  • Fiction,  On Writing

    A free Nick Teller short story

    “Twelve years before the events of Rogue Arcanist, Nick Teller is just a fifteen year old kid. Except that he’s a fifteen year old kid who’s also an arcanist, and he’s been sent into London to hunt something not from this world. Things can’t get any worse. Oh, wait… yes they can.” You’ve probably heard me banging on about releasing my…

  • On Writing

    Originality in Fantasy

    There’s a stigma attached to fantasy fiction that the vast majority of it is derivative, whether of Tolkien or Howard, or Erikson or Cook. There are many “parents” of the fantasy genre, and new storytellers coming to the watering hole might despair of ever treading new ground. Has everything already been done? Is subverting the tropes of the genre all…

  • Fandom,  On Writing

    Read, Edit, Repeat

    Having less time to read is an unfortunate consequence of writing. It’s easy to prioritise getting your own words down on the page over reading the work of others, but over the past year and a half I’ve ruthlessly carved out more time for reading. Even though I knew my writing time would suffer as a result, modern life throws…