Into the Imaginarium

And it was done! The Imaginarium issue of Stepaway Magazine is published and free to roam. It’s been an absolute delight to read everyone’s submissions. There wasn’t a single one that didn’t bring me joy. What is the Imaginarium? It is a place of peculiarities, of surprises, of worlds turned inside out. This is our…

Fantasycon 2022

The Fantasycon 2022 programme is out! Find out what I’ll do doing there…

How to write a first chapter

Wondering how to write a good first chapter of a novel? Writing an opening chapter is something that sets many new writers on edge. Where to start? How to start? Why to start?

Current poetry inspiration

Because I write both, I get asked a lot about the relationship between poetry and prose. How can you write both? Do you write them using the same methods? Does reading or writing one help me learn about the other? And basically, the answer to that last one is… YES! Whether I’m working on a…

Join us at INK@84 Books

Join me and a collection of Angry Robot authors this Thursday 26th June at INK@84 Bookshop in London! It’s the first in-person event I’ve done since pre-covid and it feels very strange and VERY exciting. It’s the first time I’ll be away from little N overnight too, so I may have a few drinks while…

Send us your Fantasy Tales

Roll up, roll up! Read all about it – fantasy submissions wanted here! I was recently lucky enough to be invited to guest edit a rather special issue of Stepaway Magazine, an online journal which publishes walking narratives, usually through urban environments. The sights, smells, and wonders of human cities and districts – explored through…

Hello Lithuania!

It’s always exciting to see your work translated, and last month I got my first peek at Composite Creatures translated into… Lithuanian! This just goes to show that you truly never know where your work will end up. This is the first time I’ve seen my words carefully translated, but it won’t be the last….

Help required!

Lots of things grease the wheels of the publishing machine, not least of all – the words of readers. So I’m calling on a favour. Think what you will about Amazon (terrible capitalist machine or cost-cutting time-saver), reviews on their site make a huge difference to book sales and to future books being published. And…