A Spell… of trouble…

A Spell… of trouble…

In the very week Spell of Empire was due to be published by Orbit books – with two wonderful maps supplied by my supremely talented wife Rosemary – the world of publishing was rocked by an unexpected and (for them) catastrophic event. The strange and...
And this one’s just for fun!

And this one’s just for fun!

Writing a joint novel – even with your best mate – can be challenging. And that’s putting it politely. There were times when we had really serious disagreements about key elements of the work. We’d almost come to blows over a particular scene in Ice King. But we’d...
Getting published…

Getting published…

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m fifty percent pure Viking. Danish mother. The tough variety… And that’s something which has coloured almost everything in my life. Which is – yes – another blessing. It has also coloured the stuff I...
The workshop of doom…

The workshop of doom…

So. Writers’ workshops. Blessing – or curse? Let’s face it, when you’re about to start, and you can see fellow writers metaphorically sharpening their scalpels, it does feel a bit like a scene from Gladiator. You know. ‘Morituri te salutant‘ – ‘Those who are about to...