Sunday, 4 October 2015

The Snowbooks Super September Sale Spectcular - still on in October!

Snowbooks - publishers of YOU ARE THE HERO, Christmas Explained, and the forthcoming Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland - are currently have a sale on all eBooks, which means that you can pick up both SHAKRPUNK and GAME OVER for your Kindle, or other eReader of your choice, for only £1.99 each!

So what are you waiting for? Go here now!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Short Story Saturday: Time for more short stories

The short stories in question being my first brand new Pax Britannia short story in three years, Tempus Fugit...

Pax Britannia: Tempus Fugit

... and The Thief of Time, my contribution to Frostgrave: Tales of the Frozen City, which is available now in both print format and as an eBook, direct from Osprey Publishing.

Frostgrave: The Thief of Time

Thursday, 1 October 2015

New Book Day! I Love That Minifigure!

Meet the most sought-after LEGO® minifigures of all time, I Love That Minifigure brings together 200 of the coolest, rarest and most collectible minifigures.
I Love That Minifigure is your indispensable guide to the LEGO® world's unique characters. Whether you want to check your collection or read-up on all your favourite LEGO® minifiguresI Love That Minifigure covers more than 35 years of LEGO history, and comes with its own new and exclusive LEGO minifigure for your collection.
Find out the key features of each minifigure, their original availability and rarity rating perfect for any budding LEGO minifigure collectors.
And I wrote about a quarter of it. :-)

 Skeleton Guy - one of the new Series 14 Monsters LEGO minifigures - posing in front of the book he appears in.

My first credit in a Dorling Kindersley book, as well as my first credit in a LEGO book.

 I wrote this...

 And this...

  And this!

All published since May 2015.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

The European Day of Languages 2015

At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.

To mark the occasion here at I thought I would revisit some of the more recent foreign languages editions of my books.

Back in June, twenty years after it was first published in English, my third published Fighting Fantasy Gamebook (and my third published book) Curse of the Mummy was been published in a French translation by Gallimard Jeunesse.

In January, my second Pax Britannia novel Leviathan Rising was published in German.

In July last year, my Dickens-inspired ghost story Necropolis saw print in Russian, of all things.

In May last year, my most popular gamebook to date, Howl of the Werewolf, was published in Spanish.

And in March 2014 the horror anthology DIABOLOS MMXIV, which includes a German translation of my story The Doll's House, saw print.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Gamebook Friday: Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland update

It's been a while since I updated you all on the progress I've been making with Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland. There are now just three weeks to go to final delivery and things are really starting to pick up pace.

The manuscript itself is complete, and is being pored over by a host of proof-readers and play-testers*, Kev Crossley is furiously producing the artwork for the book, and the playing card rewards are being designed even as I type.

And there's not really much more to tell you, other than that. So to end with here are some of Kev's rough sketches** to enjoy.

* Well twenty of them, anyway.

** He calls them rough sketches. I call them little works of art!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Thought for the Day

“I like good strong words that mean something.”
~ Louisa May Alcott