Cartoon for March

Busybusy with secret projects, but here’s a thing to be going on with.

Shape Challenge February

Further to previous posts about wanting to get back into the drawing game, I discovered a rather neat little artist challenge on Twitter known as #ShapeChallenge. This is a diversion helmed by Studio TeaBreak (@virtualstudio) that I first found through Sarah McIntyre (who, with Phillip Reeve, creates such wonderful books as Cakes in Space and Pugs of the […]

Cleaning up after the Tigers

So the tigers and the wolves have been let out of the cage and rushed off into the world. I don’t know how this sort of thing affects most authors. For myself, I hit an absolute high buzz when I get to do something properly Authorial – a convention, say, or especially a launch, and […]

Spiderlight cover reveal

In August, will be publishing my novel Spiderlight, which will be my first US-side release for… a long time, actually. It will also be available in the UK, and possible elsewhere. Possibly I’ll do a signing tour of Mirkwood. The cover for the book has just been revealed and I give you it here. […]

Bard to the bone

Who’s up for a bit of culture? Specifically Shakespeare! (waits) Anyone left? Or was everyone poisoned by tedious literature classes? My confession: I love Shakespeare. I used to act(1) in an amateur dramatics company back in Reading and we did a Shakespeare every year in the Abbey Ruins, which was a pretty good venue for […]

Tiger Wolf Launcharama

The Tiger and the Wolf comes out in about three weeks, and I shall be part of an Authorial Omnithon at London’s Forbidden Planet on the 12th of February BUT THAT IS NOT ALL! As well as the chance to pick up a signed copy of the start of my new series, containing words nobody has ever […]

A Very Inhuman New Year To You All!

So I feel I’ve been putting in the hours on my inhuman characters, what with the protagonists of Children of Time and this year’s release of Spiderlight from Tor UK, as well as more human examples like the insect-kinden, or the shapeshifters of The Tiger and the Wolf. I first got into SF for the aliens. When I […]

January Cartoon and more bad art

So it’s January, and though I’m working up a post about non-human characters, it isn’t ready yet, so here’s some art. Firstly, a cartoon to kick the year off. A bit of Harry Potter in fact.  I have gone one further than that, and recently acquired a drawing tablet, because drawing by hand and then […]

And so this is Christmas, and what have you done…?

About to sign off for the festivities, and I wish everyone a splendid holiday in good company. There are a few things I particularly want to note my thankfulness for. Thank you to pretty much everyone I’m in contact with on social media for not in any way spoiling The Force Awakens. I am similarly not […]