Queen of Clouds is officially published today. I can’t tell you how that feels. Honestly, there’s nothing like the pleasure of seeing That Book What You Wrote actually existing in the world as a thing of paper and ink (and pixels). It never, ever, gets old. I’m massively indebted to Ian Whates and NewCon Press […]Read More Queen Of Clouds – Published Today!
The brilliant Cymera Festival is running from June 3rd-5th in Edinburgh, and also online. Scotland’s own book festival dedicated to science fiction, fantasy and horror has gone from strength to strength since its inception a few years ago, and I’m massively delighted this year to be taking part in the programme. June 4th / Cymera […]Read More Cymera Festival 2022
Over the next few months, I’m going to be taking part in a few events. (Did I mention I have a new book out? It’s called Queen of Clouds.) Some of them are in-person, some online, but they’re all going to be great. I’ve attended online events over the last two years, and they’ve worked […]Read More Conventionitis
Time is ticking down rather quickly to the real, actual release of Queen Of Clouds, and I’m excited to announce that there are going to be a couple of launch events to help usher this little beauty into the world. April 7th / Waterstones, Sauchiehall St., Glasgow / 7pm I’ll be interviewed by the wonderful […]Read More Queen Of Clouds Events
Queen of Clouds is inching closer and closer to becoming an actual thing out in the actual world. In the last few days I’ve seen the finalized cover, received the signing sheets for the limited edition hardback, seen a couple of early reviews, and started finalising the details of launch events. It’s all really exciting, […]Read More I wish it would rain
Issue 2 of PS Publishing’s new ParSec Magazine hits the digital shelves today. It’s a Christmas special and features new work by Mike Carey, Angela Slatter, Aliya Whiteley, Ramsey Campbell, Karen Brenchley, Gareth D Jones, Sean McMullen and George Tom. And, also, me! My contribution, Neighbourhood Watch, is set in the same world as my […]Read More Parsec Magazine christmas issue
Another barmy year, eh? A year of obsessively watching trends and numbers and graphs, of living carefully and hopefully. A year of feeling that life was getting back to normal, until it wasn’t. Another year of losing friends. And of doing the only thing a creative person can do, get the head down and continue […]Read More 2021 Roundup
My new fantasy novel, Queen of Clouds, is available to pre-order and, all being well, will be launched at Eastercon 2022 in London. It’s been a long journey to get to this point because, well, publishing can be a slow business, but I’m utterly thrilled that the time to share this book with the world […]Read More Introducing : Queen of Clouds
February this year brought another February Album Writing Month and, eager for a distration from All This (TM), I dived right into it. Skip forward over a few months’ of industrious beavering and I’m finally pretty pleased to be able to reveal…the a new album by The Disappointed Skeptics Club! Behold: Monsterism! The theme of […]Read More Mon the Monsters!
It’s said the golden age for music is whatever age you are when you first connect with it on a visceral, personal level. When the sounds and styles and images and personalities of the bands fuse with your crystalizing sense of self. You always remember the songs you fell in love with when you were […]Read More No More Heroes anthology