Monday 21 December 2015

Have Yourselves a Spooky Little Christmas

This will be the last blog before Christmas, and possibly before New Year, so I'd like to take the opportunity to wish all my friends, family, followers and readers all the joy of the season.

Art by Robin Carey, (c) 2015

Quick round-up, including the cutomary blowing of trumpet: 2015 has been a great year: My debut novel is out (The Lazarus Gate, in case you haven't heard!), and I'm hard at work on the first of two follow-ups right now. I self-published my first novelette, the Ghost Writer, and I've also had two books published by Osprey, among other things. Quite a lot of work has borne fruit all at once!

It doesn't stop there - in 2016 I should be seeing various projects either beginning or brought to fruition. I've been working hard on top secret projects with Mantic Games, Knight Models and Osprey, to name but three. I'll also be starting work on a Sherlock Holmes novel, another Holmes short story, and I have several other long-form fiction pitches to work on. I really appreciate all your support - without you, I'd have to grow up and get a proper job. I can only hope to repay you by writing more cool stuff that you'll love!

So yes, have a great Yuletide and a happy New Year, and rest assured that you'll be seeing more from me very soon (that's not a threat, honest).

Friday 11 December 2015

The (Mis)Adventures of a Gentleman Thief

If you've read The Lazarus Gate and are hungry for more, there's a festive short story over on the Titan Books blog right now! Set some six years before the events of the Lazarus Gate, this spooky Christmas tale focuses on everyone's favourite rogue, Ambrose Hanlocke. It's free - go check it out!

A warning: This story does contain spoilers, so if you haven't read the Lazarus Gate yet (and why not?), save this one for later.

Signed Books now in NYC!

Last week I visited New York City, and while I was there I was invited to the rather excellent Mysterious Bookshop in TriBeCa. There, I signed a big box full of The Lazarus Gate. As far as I know, it's the only place in the US presently where you can get signed copies, so do drop them a line if you want one!

If you're in the city, do visit The Mysterious Bookshop. It's truly one of the best indie bookstores around, and has the enviable position of housing one of the largest selections of Sherlock Holmes books and periodicals in America!