Alright Phil Rose fans, wanna hear that famous Friar Tuck voice again? Well, Phil hasn't just written a foreword for my new novella, he's read it too. It will be included in the Audible/iTunes version (assuming it passes the quality control tests at Audible but I can't see that being an issue). The rest of the... Continue Reading →
Yes, it's true, the REAL Friar Tuck - Phil Rose from Robin of Sherwood - has written the foreword for my forthcoming novella, Friar Tuck and the Christmas Devil. To say I'm excited is an understatement! Robin of Sherwood was produced by HTV and ran from 1984-1986, making huge stars of guys like Michael Praed, Jason Connery, Ray Winstone,... Continue Reading →
This is from my work-in-progress Friar Tuck novella The Christmas Devil which will be available to pre-order in November. Here, an old peasant has come home to find a devil/demon is in his house. The neighbours have gathered and one has sent his faithful old dog into the peasant's house to investigate but things have gone... Continue Reading →
Anyone fancy a Rise of the Wolf poster for their wall? Honestly, I didn't think anyone would be interested so I initially only ordered a couple of these to give away as little prizes to readers. Then a dozen or so of my Facebook followers said they'd like one so...I ordered a few more. If... Continue Reading →
All good superhero stories, have a sequel–something else happens after he first foe is vanquished. How does your sequel begin (after the publication of you first/most recent book….) In my last book, The Wolf and the Raven, Sir Guy of Gisbourne was vanquished, with a terrible scar and an eye missing for his troubles. In the new novel, Rise of the Wolf, Gisbourne is back and, as you’d expect, rather annoyed…In terms of beginnings, this is the first time I’ve used a prologue. I never really understood why they were needed but, looking at the structure of the book, I thought this would be a better way to kick things off than the first chapter. I hope my readers agree!
After getting some feedback from a couple of early beta-readers, yesterday I emailed the first draft of the new book off to my editor. So, assuming she can look at it in the next few weeks I SHOULD be on track to publish it sometime in June. So, with that in mind, here is the... Continue Reading →