Category Archives: Fiction

Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims – book review

By Toby Clements This is a historical adventure story set at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Starting in the Priory of St Mary, in Lincolnshire in 1460, it charts the lives of two members of the priory,

Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims – book review

By Toby Clements This is a historical adventure story set at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Starting in the Priory of St Mary, in Lincolnshire in 1460, it charts the lives of two members of the priory,

Schrödinger’s Millionaire

“…and there’s your change.” “Cheers.” Taking the change the previous customer took the newspaper and packet of cigarettes and left the shop. A short, thick set, man stepped up to the counter. “Hello Jimmy, what will you have today, the

Schrödinger’s Millionaire

“…and there’s your change.” “Cheers.” Taking the change the previous customer took the newspaper and packet of cigarettes and left the shop. A short, thick set, man stepped up to the counter. “Hello Jimmy, what will you have today, the

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

Morgan Bailey interviews some bloke called Jack Barrow

I recently got together with the renowned blogger Morgen Bailey, who writes about up and coming authors. Apparently there’s a real possibility her mother is my neighbour. Here’s the result.

Morgan Bailey interviews some bloke called Jack Barrow

I recently got together with the renowned blogger Morgen Bailey, who writes about up and coming authors. Apparently there’s a real possibility her mother is my neighbour. Here’s the result.

The Prophecy of Kinnaird – book review

By Cassandra Bellingham This is a coming of age story where a teenager who feels he doesn’t belong in the world discovers his true identity, breaks away from his parents and forges a place in the world. I don’t normally

The Prophecy of Kinnaird – book review

By Cassandra Bellingham This is a coming of age story where a teenager who feels he doesn’t belong in the world discovers his true identity, breaks away from his parents and forges a place in the world. I don’t normally

Viral video for the Hidden Masters novel

About two or three years ago I decided I wanted to create a viral video to promote The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil. The original plan was to take a scene from the story and make a short film.

Viral video for the Hidden Masters novel

About two or three years ago I decided I wanted to create a viral video to promote The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil. The original plan was to take a scene from the story and make a short film.

Sheep shagging – the future of publishing?

I once had a conversation with a guy who runs a small press who told me that reviews make no difference to sales. I can’t remember the exact details but his experience was that a book had received a good

Sheep shagging – the future of publishing?

I once had a conversation with a guy who runs a small press who told me that reviews make no difference to sales. I can’t remember the exact details but his experience was that a book had received a good

The Next Big Thing

This is a Wednesday thing, I’ve no idea why, Wednesday’s don’t have any intrinsic value, they just are. (If you want to get into the philosophy of Wednesdays then please do so in the comments.) Last Wednesday the very sexy,

The Next Big Thing

This is a Wednesday thing, I’ve no idea why, Wednesday’s don’t have any intrinsic value, they just are. (If you want to get into the philosophy of Wednesdays then please do so in the comments.) Last Wednesday the very sexy,

Who are the Hidden Masters and where do they come from?

I had my first media interview on Tuesday evening with Bill Thompson of the thebookcast.com to talk about the recent global release of The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil. The experience was a little nerve-wracking but not as bad

Who are the Hidden Masters and where do they come from?

I had my first media interview on Tuesday evening with Bill Thompson of the thebookcast.com to talk about the recent global release of The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil. The experience was a little nerve-wracking but not as bad

The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil in paperback

I’m pleased to announce that the new paperback (third) edition of the Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil is now available. This is the book that many of you will have read in the first edition with the green cover

The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil in paperback

I’m pleased to announce that the new paperback (third) edition of the Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil is now available. This is the book that many of you will have read in the first edition with the green cover