Princelings Series Update – May

Revolution draft cover

Progress Princelings Revolution is coming along well, and may even meet its early release target. Comments back from beta readers so afar are helpful, insightful, and accurate! Audiobooks Princelings of the East has been out since February at Audible, Amazon,and Apple

IWSG Anthology Contest 2020 announced

IWSG Anthology Contest 2020 announced

The 2020 IWSG Anthology is now open.  This is the one anthology I must get an entry into. Well, there are others, the usual suspects, but… The 2020 IWSG Anthology Contest … Guidelines and rules:  Word count: 4500-6000 Genre: Science

Anthology submissions – update April 2020

It’s a long time since I considered any anthology submissions. My mind has been on other things, which are well documented in the blog. Fortunately I get emails from several anthology editors whom I’d like to support.  Mostly I haven’t had

Notebooks on sale

GGPW notebook

Earlier this year I made a couple of notebooks: The Princelings Notebook features chapter illustrations and quotes from books 1-7 George’s Guinea Pig World: The Fab Four features pictures of the first four of my guinea pigs, Fred, George, Victor

New developments in the Princelings world

Draft cover Chronicles of Marsh

First and most important… Chronicles of Marsh (book 9) … is now complete, with chapter illustrations and everything.  The epub file is uploaded to Smashwords, and thence to iTunes, Kobo and Nook.  The Kindle file will be uploaded later this

Submissions update August 2019

IWSG Anthology 2019

There have been several calls for submissions with closing dates either at the start or end of August (ish).  I’ve a mixed bag of responses, partly due to focusing on another project. Here’s an update on activities more or less

A non-fiction nature writing project

A non-fiction nature writing project

Nature writing is something I’ve been intending to do more of. It’s already four years since I went on inspirational workshops with Mark Cocker and Patrick Barkham.

It was during my #30DaysWild Challenge that I considered the issue of environmental themes in my stories. If only I could think of a good topic to write on, one which I had some expertise, or at least experience.

Then I realised I have a unique opportunity to write about a patch of land that I can see from my house. It’s owned by someone else, but it’s basically a managed field, part of the flood plain of the River Wensum in Norfolk.

2019 short story calls and submission

IWSG Anthology 2019

Short story projects for submission 2019 Third Flatiron The topics for the 2019 Third Flatiron anthologies, were Hidden Histories, which I failed to progress past the concept stage, and Longevity, which I’m working on. They generally produce three Anthologies, with

The Dylan and Dougall Adventures

Dylans Yuletide Journey

Dylan and Dougall inhabit a castle in the far northwest of the Princelings Realms.  Dylan is such a character that he needed his own story.  Not only did I write a Christmas story starring him for the website, it was then published in the first BookElves Anthology.  Then I needed to write one to feature Dougall for the second BookElves book.

These are definitely short chapter books for (middle grade) readers aged 8-12.

Then I worked out how the pair got involved with the main Princelings of the East saga.

Galileo’s Theme Park – Third Flatiron Publishing

Galileo's Theme Park

Third Flatiron presents Galileo’s Theme Park, a new anthology of science fiction, dark fantasy, horror, and humor. Twenty short stories by an international group of authors explore how the universe has changed since Humanity took a closer look at the stars.
Includes ‘Titan is all the Rage’ by Jemima Pett

The Adventurers – monthly guest blog series

Adventurers a silver fox-rabbit and a crested magpie with saddle in a forest clearing

This idea for the Adventurers blog series emerged during late 2017 when I was working out how to guest post for the Story Reading Ape in 2018.  I’d already had a yearning to write stories for some of my illustrator Dani English’s wonderful character sketches.

BookElves Anthologies – middle grade short stories

BookElves-Anthology-2

BookElves was a concept that arose out of an earlier work led by Sally Harris who got a number of authors of Middle Grade stories together to put a chapter of their work into a teaser volume.

Those authors then felt an anthology might be fun to do, and I project managed both volumes, with covers by Danielle English.

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