A very happy 2023 to all my readers! 2022 was a pretty good year. I had two short stories published, Boss of Bosses for the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar setting and The Dark Son, a Grim Company story for The King Must Fall anthology. On the gaming front, I released Siege of Shadowdale Enhanced Edition, a passion project 20 years in the making.
A modest output, to be sure, but I’m more excited about the stuff I’ve been working on that hasn’t yet been released, or indeed announced. Aside from another Age of Sigmar short story, I’ve been hard at work on both my debut horror novel and the next Grim Company standalone (I know, you’ve been hearing this for a few years…). I’m hoping my agent will be able to start shopping the former to editors in the spring, and the latter… well, keep your eyes peeled on Kickstarter later in the year!
In fact, I have no less than 13 novels planned over the next five years – a mixture of epic fantasy, horror, and young adult/crossover. If 2023 goes as hoped, my career renaissance will rival Robert Downey Jr.’s – except for the hundreds of millions of dollars. Just one would be nice, to be honest.
Back to the gaming stuff, if you follow my gaming projects, you’ll know that I’ve dived back into the world of Neverwinter Nights with the foolhardy aplomb of a man with a 100kg weight tied to his neck. That is but one of my projects. You see, Ossian Studios, for whom I’ve had the honour of serving as design lead for the last 15 years, will be sharing some huge news about its current project in the next few months. We’ve been working on a terrifically ambitious game for a great IP, and I’m very excited to be able to share more details in the months to come.
There’s also the possibility that I write some more for Black Library and Warhammer. I had a lot of fun with the previous stuff I wrote.
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Have a wonderful 2023!