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Finally, a progress report!

I have, without any shadow of an excuse, rather neglected my blog. Oops. There's a list of things every writer is supposed to have; websites, blogs, youtube channels, social media presence, bookmarks, free giveaways, posters, signage... trouble is, if you spend all...

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New Website!

Just a rather short blog update! As you may have noticed, I've been revising my website! This was a fairly major job, requiring an upgrade of PHP, SQL, exporting/importing and then a new theme mechanism, various tweaks and a new look and feel. All this has allowed me...

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Shadeward Expiation Pre-Order and Release

The Shadeward Saga comes to an end! 10 years in the making, the Shadeward Saga is about to reach its explosive finalé with "Expiation" - the fourth and final book in the series. Expiation is available to pre-order now in ebook and paperback form. It will be released...

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Cover reveal, Shadeward Expiation

And here it is my friends! The cover of Shadeward Expiation. This is the final book in the series and it's going to wrap up pretty much all the threads you've been following, but perhaps leave you asking just a few questions as to the wider universe of Shadeward. Each...

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Hegira – A brand new Space Opera

A new Space Opera coming to you in 2021. A little while ago I asked my fans whether they would be interested in a prequel to the Shadeward Saga detailing what happened prior to the colonisation of Esurio and the exodus from Earth, or a 'Side-quel' set in the same era...

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The Shadeward Saga comes to Audible

Very pleased to announce that the first book in my 4 book science fiction series, The Shadeward Saga, is now available on Audible! Shadeward Emanation is out on Audible! It's taken quite a lot of work, more than I expected to be honest, in order to get this far, but...

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Michael’s Story available

Available now. This is something of an 'open letter' to the Elite Dangerous community at large, and huge thank you to all concerned. As you're all aware, Michael Holyland died on the 22nd of May 2019 at the age of 15. Along with World of Tanks, Elite Dangerous was one...

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Shadeward: Enervation, Pre-release availability

Today I'm delighted to announce the early availability and pre-release of Shadeward Enervation, book 3 in the Shadeward Saga! Book 3 follows directly on from Book 2 where Meru, Zoella, Coran and the crew of the Mobilis were en-route to Amar, having frustrated the...

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The Shadeward Saga

A world where science, religion and politics clash and survival turns on the whim of a star...  

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Cover reveal, Shadeward Enervation

It always an exciting moment when you get to reveal the cover of a book. Whilst we're always exhorted not to judge a book by its cover, if we're honest, many of us do. There's a balance to be found in advertising what kind of book it is, following the tone of the...

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Soliloquy

This tapestry holds a secret. Palimpsests and blueprints While a universe unfolds. An axis of dying light That spins in the black. But alas I can see Its stars are locked. For me, Dihya, I fear my script is lost. "In quoting others, we cite ourselves." — Julio...

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Shadeward Enervation is with the publisher

Placeholder cover for Shadeward Enervation As of a couple of days ago I finished all the edits for my latest book, Shadeward Enervation, book 3 of my ongoing SF saga. This was a combination of my wife's notes, a professional editor and 3 'beta-readers' who give me...

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Shadeward 3 is complete!

Today I passed another writing milestone. I finished the 'author edit' of my latest book - Shadeward Enervation. This is nothing more than me going through the first draft and re-reading it, often shaking my head at bits of bad writing, fixing it, finding erroneous...

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Doomdark’s Revenge: The Official Novel

"From the ruins of blasted Ushgarak, she pledged that the Moonprince's triumph would be short lived!" Here, in the depths of the cold, at the Winter Solstice itself, it gives me great pleasure to announce another book! I will be writing an official book based on the...

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Shadeward Enervation is on its way

I've been rather busy! There's a surprising amount of work involved in leaving work. I've had to write up a bunch of detailed handover notes for my successor at Lloyd's, and it's quite surprising how much you actually know and do, which all has to be documented and...

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Leaving the Rat Race

If you've been following me for a while you'll know that I've always written my books and stories around, and often in spite of, my day job. I took the advice I was given at school... study, work hard and get a 'proper' job. So I studied Computer Science at university...

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Lords of Midnight Paperback available!

With the imminent official launch of "The Lords of Midnight" just a few weeks away at Fantasticon 2018, it gives me great pleasure to let you all know that you can now get your paperback copies of the book from Amazon. It's quite a different experience from the ebook!...

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Victory went to the Free!

Hi folks, A week and a bit on from the launch of "The Lords of Midnight" and the first reviews are in (beware - minor spoilers if you haven't read the book). It's with a little bit of relief, and big dollops of appreciation, that I'm able to report that the book has,...

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Lords of Midnight Ebook Launches!

It is dawn and the Solstice has arrived. With it comes the Cup of Dreams which brings new welcome, and the ebook version of the Lords of Midnight! (Paperbacks are coming in September) The ebook is now available for general release. Folks who have pre-ordered should be...

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Twitch Streaming

I've been thinking quite a bit recently about a couple of things; fan interaction and giving something back to the community of folks who've followed me on and off through the years. I've had quite a bit of email and twitter interactions with folks regarding my books,...

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