We’re really excited to be holding our next FREE event at Hull Central Library from 1pm February 25th. Check out their Science Fiction and Fantasy offerings, along side their digital library they have an impressively up to date collection with plenty of the classics too.
Three authors will be our guests, each of whom have award-worthy reputations.
Jim Hawkins’ screenplay was nominated for a BAFTA, but he will be reading from hislatest collection Fragments of Tomorrow. Jim’s prose work has regularly appeared in “The Best Of ” styled anthologies and his short stories can regularly be found in Interzone, one of the UK’s leading genre magazines. Jim inspired new writing for both screen and novel through the Hull University’s Creative Writing Degree. You can find more aboutJim Hawkins on his author page
Lee Harrison’s debut fantasy novel, The Bastard Wonderland, was recently featured on the Not the Booker…
If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of Journeys yet, and you fancy learning a little more about my small contribution to that rather excellent anthology from Woodbridge Press, you could do far worse than peeking over at James Randall Schmidt’s blog, where I’ve laid out a few thoughts on how The Witness came to be written. (And there’s a few teasers from the story too – nothing too spoilery, mind…)
I have a story, The Witness, in the new anthology from Woodbridge Press, Journeys (releasing 15th February). It’s a cracking tale of vengeance in a dying world, but it’s not the only reason you need to buy this book.
Juliet E McKenna.
Gail Z Martin.
Those are even better reasons to preorder this book now. And the best reason of all?
I’m over at Michael Miller’s place today, as part of his series on Writing Journeys. Previous entries in the series have included Mark Lawrence, Jen Williams, Ben Galley, Anna Smith-Spark and more, so that’s mighty tall company for a short-ass like me to be in.
A lot of the journeys featured have looked back at how authors start out and get their first ideas and carry those through to completion. I thought it might be interesting to look at a different angle – what about that Difficult Second Idea? What lessons have I learned from Malessar’s Curse?
While you’re over there reading that (and don’t forget to scroll back to see the rest of the series – it’s well worth it, believe me), do sign up/subscribe to Michael’s updates, not least because he’s a good bloke and he’ll give you a free download of his debut novel The Dragon’s Blade for doing so. You really can’t say fairer than that, can you?
He’s right, y’know. It’s a very English thing, hiding your light under a bushel. And as authors, we’re more reserved than most folks. But with a new year comes a new round of shortlists, longlists, and nomination suggestions. For what it’s worth, however much it may be, here’s my eligible writing from the last twelve months.
The High King’s Vengeance, published by Kristell Ink/Grimbold Books, edited by Joanne Hall, cover art by Jorge Luis Torres.
The good folk over at Booknest.eu, headed by Petros Triantafylloy, are raising money for Doctors Without Borders (aka Medecins Sans Frontieres). They are doing this through a combination of lottery and auction, for prizes that total one hundred signed and personally dedicated books by one hundred fantasy authors.
That’s one hundred books. One hundred. Divided into lots, naturally, because we are mercenary enough to want to raise as much money as possible for essential humanitarian aid.
And I say we, because I’m proud to be one of the hundred authors contributing to the project. You can see the names on the graphic on this page. Booknest has all the details, along with the titles of the books pledged, over on their own site, along with a link to their JustGiving page. Click the banner image to head over that way.
You have just two weeks to buy into the fundraising extravaganza – let’s give 2017 a positive kick-start, shall we?