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August 31, 2016

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My Scrivener file for The Raven’s Wing is enormous. I’ve done so much research, spending a big gobbet of time making sure I get as many details right about 1322 as I can. One of the best things about research is...

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Published on August 31, 2016 14:34 • 3 views

July 12, 2016

Hello, kids! Are you around Bradford on Saturday 23rd July? Why not pop into St. James Hall to say hello to me and loads of other cracking authors? There’ll be books and book-related swag galore.

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Published on July 12, 2016 03:34 • 5 views

June 29, 2016

Recently I was asked to write to a class of five-year-old children. Here’s the story I included.

Wombat poo One day, Wee Wombat’s mummy took him for a walk outside their lovely dark, smelly burrow. After a delicious breakfast of grass, she kissed him on the head and pointed to the field that surrounded the dark hole that was their home.

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Published on June 29, 2016 04:31 • 72 views

August 31, 2015

I was chatting the other day (on Twitter, not that that matters) about street games we used to play as children, back in the days when only one person on the street actually had a car (an Austin A30). No one but me had ever heard of one of my favourite games – Finger Thumber Dumber Little Granny.
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Published on August 31, 2015 14:05 • 27 views

November 19, 2014

I've got a present for you - FREE for Kindle, four short Christmassy stories. Wombat's Christmas Baubles - Click here for the UK
and here for the US
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Published on November 19, 2014 01:52 • 28 views

October 27, 2014

I’ve had a lot of trouble over the last few days with the plot of The Raven’s Wing. I suppose it’s a symptom of my penchant for elaborate plotting structures (see ‘Fog’), but this stumbling block was a right thorny bastard. I shall explain, avoiding spoilers.

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Published on October 27, 2014 08:09 • 27 views

October 16, 2014

I spent three or four hours today on The Raven’s Wing without writing a word. First there was the actual plotting... [Click to read more]
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Published on October 16, 2014 16:30 • 24 views

October 1, 2014

5 starsHow have I only now discovered that Reader’s Favourite website gave Fog a 5-star review six months ago? Presumably, the notification went straight into my ‘Crapola’ spam folder. In truth, I had forgotten submitting it to them.

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Published on October 01, 2014 07:13 • 18 views

September 8, 2014

It's on its way - my new book of short stories, available in paperback in but a few days. A Kindle version will follow thereafter. As ever, Mr. Thom White has done a superb job, once again producing not only a book cover but a work of art.

“Help yourself to a dozen dollops of whimsy from Michael Wombat, shortlisted for the HNS Short Story Award 2014. From cowboys to dragons, from hilarity to horror, this cornucopia of diverse adventure will absorb, amuse, thrill and terrify you. You know, I hate writing back cover blurbs. All that snappy ‘Blurbspeak’. This one’s rubbish, isn’t it? “Dollops of whimsy” sounds like the sort of Edwardian novel where nothing happens, and keeps on happening. ‘The Dollops of Whimsy End’, a new novel from Mr. Michael Wombat (not really).”

Anyway, get this book. You’ll really enjoy the stories inside it.”
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Published on September 08, 2014 07:41 • 27 views

June 4, 2014

I still have a few promo codes left for a FREE AUDIOBOOK of Moth Girl v The Bats, read by best-selling narrator Matt Thurston. I hope that anyone who listens will post a review on Audible, but that's by no means a condition.
Let me know if you want one.
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Published on June 04, 2014 03:34 • 32 views