Cataloging my Short Stories

I’m cataloging my short stories/flash fiction with the idea of producing some collections next year. At present I’ve listed over 200 flash fictions of more than 500 words. Putting them in rough genres didn’t seem to help, so I’ve now

Princelings – What next?

Now that the last Princelings book is published, I’m being asked what next. There will not be another Princelings novel in the Realms. I did discover a couple of short stories that have not been published, even on the blog,

Princelings Revolution in Final Edit

Revolution draft cover

Book 10 of the Princelings of the East series – Princelings Revolution – the final book in the series, is on schedule for publication 1st October 2020. The planes are crashing, the people are angry at the changes and shortages.

Princelings Audiobooks

triple banner Princelings audiobooks

All three audiobooks are expected to be out by Christmas! The Princelings of the East Princelings of the East has been out since February at Audible, Amazon,and Apple (iTunes). I have codes for free copies if you like to ask me!

Short story submissions – progress

fridayflash-fiction

Short story competitions have been everywhere during lockdown, it seems. National Flash Fiction Day Most importantly, National Flash Fiction Day, linked with the journal Flash Flood opened for submissions last week, and closed yesterday. I submitted three pieces, all of

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.

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