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Dead Men’s Bones

It took long enough to come up with a title for the book, but almost as soon as I finally managed, my editor sent me the initial cover art. I thought it was great, and said so. I didn’t share it with the world though, as these things are often subject to change, and generally […]

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So that was 2013

I don’t think I’ve ever done a review of the year before. Mostly it’s been about tying up loose ends before saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new. But 2013 has been such a ride, I feel it needs looking back at, just to be sure it really happened. 2012 was itself […]

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The good news and the bad…

There hasn’t been a week since I self-published the first three books in The Ballad of Sir Benfro when someone hasn’t contacted my through email, Twitter, Facebook or comments here asking when book four, The Broken World, is coming out. My intention last year (was it only last year?) was to finish the third McLean […]

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“Future Projects”

Searching for a file for a short story I’ll be posting here soon as part of the Halloween Shorts: Team Mushens WFC2013 Editions, I stumbled upon a word document from 2005 enigmatically titled ‘Future Projects’. There are only two stories in there, and I can’t remember who I put it together for – possibly my […]

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The Countdown Begins…

These beauties dropped through my letterbox earlier this week. Proper, real copies of Natural Causes, exactly the same as will be appearing shortly in a bookstore near you. I have to say I had a bit of a squee moment when I saw them – very grown up and proper. Publication day is May 9th, […]

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New Covers

Those busy bees at Michael Joseph have been hard at work on new covers for the print editions of Natural Causes and The Book of Souls. Looking good, I think.   Natural Causes will be available in the UK from May 9th, with The Book of Souls coming out in early July. US readers, alas, […]

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