Monday, 8 February 2016

Dead Man's Steel - First Draft Completed

It's been a while since my last post, hasn't it, friends? I've been utterly focused on writing my third novel, Dead Man's Steel. The good news is that the first draft is finished and has been delivered to my agent. My understanding is that the book is currently scheduled for a late summer release in the UK and a December release in the US - but this might change depending on how quickly I can turn around the edits. Obviously a simultaneous (or near simultaneous) late summer/Fall release would be ideal, at least as far as a joint publicity push and avoidance of spoilers goes.

More to come soon...

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Sword of the North Giveaway & Book Three Update

I'm giving away signed copies of Sword of the North to lucky readers in the UK/Ireland and North America. Just head on over to Goodreads for your chance to win!

My third book, Dead Man's Steel, is slowly coming together. Penguin had the novel listed for an April 2016 release, but it's going to be pushed back a little as I haven't yet delivered the finished manuscript. I'm confident the book will still see a 2016 release, but as of right now I have no firm date...

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Sword of the North - US/Canada Launch

I'm pleased to announce that Sword of the North is now available in North America in ebook, kindle and hardcover editions!

The eAudio edition is also available from Recorded Books.

I've had numerous requests for information regarding the Audible release of the book. As of right now, I'm unsure what's happening on the Audible front. I'll do some digging around and post an update as soon as I hear anything.

I hope you all enjoy the book - it's been a while coming! Progress on the third book, Dead Man's Steel, is slow but steady. I'm aiming to have it in your hands - all 200k+ words of it - in the first half of 2016.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Publication Day (UK)

I'm a little late with this blog post - the actual publication day was March 12th, but the sad passing of Sir Terry Pratchett on the same day rather sapped my desire to blog.

If you haven't already picked up a digital copy, you can now purchase the UK edition of Sword of the North in hardcover from all good bookstores and quite possibly a few shitty ones. Falling firmly into the first camp, there are apparently still some copies left at Goldsboro Books if you'd like a signed edition...

On the subject of Sir Terry, I believe my first book of his was Men At Arms, which I read when I was fifteen or sixteen. I've devoured pretty much every Discworld book since, though I never got around to reading Eric or his Tiffany Aching stuff - an oversight I shall remedy soon. Last month I read his collection of essays, A Slip of the Keyboard - a terrific insight into the man. It's something of a regret that I never got to meet him, but - as has been said elsewhere - a little bit of Pratchett will live on in all of us. He's certainly one of my primary inspirations. May he rest in peace.