My local library

When I was at primary school, we’d sometimes walk round the back of the carpark, up the back road and to my local library.  It was a treat – a special day.  We’d sing “the wheels on the bus go round and round” (endlessly) and get to choose a couple of books each to read, and maybe a book to borrow, and some kids would huddle in groups comparing pictures, and others would sit on squishy bags in corners and read until it was time to go. Then I started violin lessons (I was crap) and would get to visit,…

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Fantasycon 2018

A (apologetically late) shout-out to anyone who’s going to be at Fantasycon 2018 in Chester this year!  There’s loads of wonderful people going, and I have a feeling large quantities of alcohol will be consumed as a side-effect of this; it’s also just a really friendly, fun place to meet fellow lovers of words and geekery.  I’m there this year from first thing Saturday along with a contingent of Orbit scribblers, and as well as doing a few events will just be hanging around and chatting.  Please do come and say hello. It also looks like the weekend after I’m…

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AMA and 84K!

If you are in the USA, the 84K publishes today, whoooo! If you are in the UK, then despite the fact it’s my home turf, I think you’ve got a few more days to go, although to be honest things are already shipping and there are copies in some good bookshops and it’s all sorta go anyway. To celebrate, I am spending the day eating cake (more cake), scampering between a few meetings and doing an AMA!  Pop over to Fantasy/Reddit and have a knatter here!

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MCM Comicon London 2018

Comicon!  Let’s all go to Comicon whooopeeee!! This year it’s happening 25th-27th of May at London Excel, and I’m going to be there with all of these fine fellows talking about books, and adventures, and generally chilling out.  Come along and say hello!

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84K – New Book Soon!

Just a reminder to all and sundry that the next book, 84K, is out in less than a month in the UK and US in papery form and audiobook!  It’s the story of what happens when everything can be bought, including justice, and how much life is worth. You can read more about it here (I’m not as good at pitching my stuff as my editor is, damnit) as well as buy copies for friends, loved ones and random strangers in the street….  

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