The Pursuit of William Abbey – available now!

Whooooo! New book! New book published new book! It’s in the UK, US and I think internationally available in English, with other languages coming. It’s also available in audio, read by the very excellent Peter Kenny. The official blurb is below… and it’s now available in all good and hopefully even a few perfectly average bookshops! South Africa, 1884. William Abbey, an English doctor, watches white colonists lynch a Zulu child. As the boy dies, his mother curses William: wherever he goes, the shadow of her son will follow him. It will never stop, never rest. It can cross oceans…

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S.M.A.S.H – November 23rd

Come join myself and a panel of awesome-sauce humans for an evening of, I’m hoping, chaos, arguments, wild non-sequiteurs and general high-jinks at the Barbican Library (one of the Best Libraries Ever) on November 23rd for S.M.A.S.H, hosted by the London Graphic Novel Network. We’re specifically gonna be tackling Dystopias, Reality and Censorship, and it should be loads of fun! More information and free tickets can be found here.

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William Abbey – publishes soon!

‘Tis nearly November 2019, which means…. The Pursuit of William Abbey will be out in all good bookshops – and ebook retaillers – and as an audiobook – soon! November 14th, whooooo! It’s the story of a doctor who, in 1884, is cursed for standing idly by while a barbaric injustice is committed. From that day on, wherever he goes, a shadow follows him, and if it gets too close, it’ll kill someone he loves. Unfortunately (as if that wasn’t frustrating enough), the closer it comes the more William knows the truth of people’s hearts, making him a very attractive…

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September 13th Birmingham!

Birmingham! I’m coming to say hello on September 13th courtesy of the lovely Birmingham Science Fiction Group! It’d be lovely if you’re around; come knatter about geekery and books. For more information visit: http://www.birminghamsfgroup.org.uk/ Hope to see you there!

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Middling 30s

This year I turned 33, which is a pleasing number and a good age to be. It marks nearly 19 years since I started writing books for a living, and 9 years since I left RADA. I’m settled with a partner and a flat, learning at long last how to be comfortable with my body, and have been extremely lucky in many ways. In my writing life, my career appears to be going well, for which I have not just luck and years of slog to thank, but an incredibly loyal publisher. If I’ve had 19 years of writing, Orbit…

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