Friday, 27 November 2015

Gamebook Friday: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

As of writing there are only three days to go until The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Kickstarter funds (at 11.00pm on Sunday, UK time). If you've not backed it yet, don't miss out on this unique opportunity.

In other Kickstarter gamebook news, we're just waiting on the delivery of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland from the printers in Poland, which will be here imminently. I can't wait to unleash this, my 16th gamebook, upon the world.

And finally, yesterday I was sent the cover image for my next piece of interactive fiction... but you'll just have to wait until another time to find out more about that one. ;-)

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Steampunk Thursday: Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

26 November 1865, the mass market edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published. And now, 150 years later, this is on the horizon...

Monday, 23 November 2015

Happy 52nd Birthday, Doctor Who!

He may over 2,000 years old, but today actually marks the 52nd anniversary of Doctor Who appearing for the first time on terrestrial television sets, on 23 November 1963.

It also means it's already two years since the 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor aired, in what was the world's biggest simulcast at the time.

It seems that this month is all about anniversaries. On Thursday it will be the 150th anniversary of the mass market publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and hopefully, by then, Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland will be poised to be unleashed upon the world.

So, see you Thursday!

Thought for the Day

"Being a writer is about writing. Full-stop."

~ Chuck Wendig, Author

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Short Story Saturday: The Sssentence isss Death...

The Judge Dredd Megazine has launched a Dark Judges short story competition*. I've had short stories appear in the Megazine before and recently submitted another one for publication, but I've never written one about Judges Fire, Fear, Mortis and Death.

You can write about any aspect of the foetid four. Your story can be set during Necropolis, the Day of Chaos, or even or Deadworld. It could be told from the point of view of Dredd, Psi-Judge Anderson, or the Dark Judges themselves.

Stories must be no longer than 3,000 words and should be emailed as an rtf file to, with your name, address and email address at the top of the document. You are also restricted to just one entry per person.

The winner will receive a stunning replica Judge Death badge, courtesy of of Planet Replicas, while the two runners-up will each get a copy of the Dark Justice hardback collection. All three stories will be published in the Meg in 2016. Deadline for entries is 19 January 2016. Ssso get ssscribbling, sssinnersss!

* The competition is only open to residents of the UK and Ireland.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Gamebook Friday: Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

It's not long now until Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland is published, and coming not long after that is another new project from the Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland stable...

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book is a spin-off title from the soon to be released gamebook, Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland, that backers of the original Kickstarter helped to fund. It was first proposed by publishing supremo Emma Barnes when she saw Kev Crossley's finished illustrations for the book. And now it's an actual thing, the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who enjoys indulging their artistic side, no matter how old or young they are.

You can pre-order the book now direct from Snowbooks, and I will have a few to sell as Dragonmeet on Saturday 5 December.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Thought for the Day

“Night-time awakens a more alert chemistry in me.”

~ Tom Wolfe, self-confessed night writer