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November 6, 2014

My penultimate event of 2014 is the Black Library Weekender, which is this, um, weekend...

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This event celebrating the fiction of the worlds of Warhammer is taking place at the Belfry Hotel in Nottingham from Friday 7th (Gold & Platinum ticket holders only) through Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November

I'll be along for just the Saturday, doing a couple of panels on writing for the Horus Heresy and audio dramas, as well as signing books. There will be an advance release of my new Garro audio...
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Published on November 06, 2014 06:26 • 7 views

October 28, 2014


Joshua Rivers over at The 24 Podcast site reached out to me a while back to have a chat about writing for Jack Bauer and my recent 24 tie-in novel Deadline...

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You can check out the interview Here or visit the site and listen to all episode reviews and more...
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Published on October 28, 2014 03:18 • 3 views

October 8, 2014

Another weekend, another convention - and this time, it's Warhammer Fest...

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As it says over at the Games Workshop official site:
Warhammer Fest is a celebration of everything about the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000; the miniatures, the backgrounds, the stories and the games. You will encounter fantastic miniatures displays, seminars by our design teams, in-depth demonstrations and inspiring Design Studio displays. You will also be able to pick up the latest releases from Games Worksh...
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Published on October 08, 2014 04:51 • 9 views

October 2, 2014

blap2014I've been writing audio dramas for Black Library for a couple of years now and as biased as I might be, it's worth saying that there's some very cool audio stuff out there in the worlds of Warhammer Fantasy , Warhammer 40,000 and the Horus Heresy .
This week, to showcase some of the best of BL's adventures across the formats of audio books, audio dramas and full cast audio plays, there's a free preview available for streaming or download at the Black Library site. The preview is a full 70 minut...
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Published on October 02, 2014 03:27 • 17 views

September 29, 2014


It's been a good while since I last did a pure-bred Star Trek convention and this weekend I get to go boldly once more at Destination Star Trek 3 over the weekend of October 3rd-5th at the ExCel Centre in London...

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Along with my colleague and fellow Star Trek novelist Una McCormack, I'll be at DST3 on Saturday 4th October, and we'll both be appearing on the "Simon & Schuster Author Q&A Panel" on the Excelsior stage from 2:45pm to 3:30pm. We'll be talking about our previous work on Sta...
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Published on September 29, 2014 04:07 • 6 views

September 15, 2014

I never cease to be amazed by the amount of creative energy that Star Trek fans put into their 'fan-works' and in recent years one of the things that has come on in leaps and bounds are the fan films produced by volunteer-only actors, technicians and writers. One such production that caught my eye is Star Trek: Axanar ,  a Classic Trek -era movie being developed to tell the story of the Four Years War - a pivotal battle between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, hinted at in TOS episo...
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Published on September 15, 2014 06:13 • 6 views

September 11, 2014

BoxFrontThe next installment in my ongoing series of Horus Heresy audio drama adventures featuring Nathaniel Garro is on its way; Shield of Lies is a multi-disc edition featuring over two hours of storyline starring Toby Longworth as Garro, with guest-stars Jane Collingwood, Jonathan Keeble and David Timson, and a bonus disc including digital artwork wallpapers and a pdf of the recording script.

While the war rages on across the galaxy, for many on the Throneworld of Terra it exists only in rumour an...
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Published on September 11, 2014 10:47 • 7 views

August 29, 2014

Destination-Star-Trek-3-LondonA new convention update; I've talked around this a bit recently, but now it's official - I'm going to be a guest at the big Destination Star Trek 3 convention taking place over the weekend of October 3rd-5th at the ExCel Centre in London.

I'll be there on Saturday 4th October with Star Trek books publisher Simon & Schuster, signing my novels at the sales stand in the Publication Alley area of the event.

I'll also be taking part in an Author Panel where I'll talk about my current and fu...
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Published on August 29, 2014 03:40 • 23 views

August 27, 2014

ask-the-authorSo I've been signed up the the GoodReads site as an author for a while now and aside from flailing about with the booklist and using it to mirror posts from my blog, I haven't employed it that much.

But now, as well as adding an up-to-date events list, I've also toggled the Ask The Author function, which means if you're signed up as a GoodReads reader, you can put me to the question as the mood takes you.

You can find the page Here.

I'll do my best to answer in what will probably be an irregular...
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Published on August 27, 2014 05:55 • 17 views

August 21, 2014

I've been talking to folks about all kinds of stuff this week, and here's a gathering of some of the interviews I've been doing...
 
First up, the Geek Native and Connected Digital World blogs have put up some short Q&A's with me talking about my work writing the first of the new 24 tie-in novel series Deadline.

Check out the Geek Native interview Here and the CDW interview Here.

And a world away from the modern-day action and adventures of Jack Bauer, Greg Dann over at the Garagehammer...
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Published on August 21, 2014 01:25 • 22 views