Just lately I've taken on a few commissions from one Osprey Publishing, who I'm sure many of you will know from their military history series. What you may not know is that they also produce a series of 'fictional-non-fiction' books called Osprey Adventures (exploring the lines where fact and fiction meet), and a tabletop wargames division.
Contributor copies of the first two products that I've worked on dropped through my letterbox on Saturday, and I'm very pleased with the results.
The first is the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow - a book exploring alternate history, assuming that Washington Irving did battle with the eponymous Horseman, and took up a sideline hunting their ilk. Illustrated by Alan Lathwell, it's out in September, and you can pre-order it here if you're of a mind.
The second is Tales of Frostgrave, an anthology of fantasy short stories set in the world of the Frostgrave game, which is taking the wargaming community by storm. It's an atmospheric setting, in which a lost city steeped in powerful magic has resurfaced amidst a permanent snowstorm, attracting bands of adventurers from across the world to find fortune in its ruins. This is a lovely little book, featuring stories by myself, Mat Ward, David A, McIntee, Graeme Davis and others. Tales of Frostgrave is out now in both physical and digital formats.
Not only that, but the next book I've done for Osprey - Bug Hunts - has also just gone up for pre-order here!
So, a busy old time, hence I've been neglecting blogging a fair bit. In fact, I have two other Osprey books in development - both wargames - so more on that in the future...
Edit: Just a day after posting this blog, another parcel arrived. This time it was the Cthulhu Britannica London box set from Cubicle 7, to which I also contributed. Everything's coming out at once!