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Queen Of Clouds – Published Today!

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 […]

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back in black static

Just heard from Andy Cox that my story, The Salted Bones, is going to be in issue 82/83 of Black Static. I’m especially pleased about this because Andy has been kind enough to publish my stories since issue 2 of The Third Alternative (the precursor to Black Static), and this final issue marks his publishing […]

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A love of location

Location and landscape are some of my favourite parts of a book. I don’t just mean pretty descriptions and lovely nature writing. The best locations are the bedrock of the story. They reflect the theme and have a key role to play in the story. Very often they’re as memorable as the characters themselves. The […]

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Amaze Your Friends

Hey, so for the third year in a row, I’ve succeed in getting my musical shit together enough to release a new Disappointed Skeptics Club album. It’s called Amaze Your Friends and contains eight brand new songs about magic, misdirection and the power of belief (and disbelief). As before, all of the songs were written […]

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Cymera Festival 2022

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 […]

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Conventionitis

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 […]

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Queen Of Clouds Events

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 […]

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I wish it would rain

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, […]

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Parsec Magazine christmas issue

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 […]

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2021 Roundup

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 […]

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