Michael Wombat's Blog

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.”
Book cover
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Published on September 08, 2014 07:41 • 3 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 • 5 views

March 23, 2014

OK, I'm announcing this on all fronts, I'm THAT excited. You can now download the Audiobook of MOTH GIRL Episode One now. Pay whatever you like, even if that's nothing at all. That's right, you can grab if FREE if you like.

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Published on March 23, 2014 13:48 • 5 views

March 20, 2014

I awoke at 5am last night, and my mind decided that it didn’t want to go back to sleep. Oh no, the irritating sod decided that it wanted to think about time, death and oblivion. I tried to drag it away to thoughts of dancing ladies, semi-clad in diaphanous nightgowns, but my mind was having none of that and had an aged knight in rusty armour slay them all bloodily and muddily with a huge axe.

READ MORE over on my blog...
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Published on March 20, 2014 06:01 • 7 views

March 18, 2014

Subliminal marketing for "Soul of the Universe" CLICK HERE to see it on YouTube
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Published on March 18, 2014 06:07 • 4 views

March 17, 2014

I blame that Michael Manz. There I was, perfectly happy with my six Word documents open at once and a desk covered with relationship diagrams, sketches, little plot cards that I could shift about, books, photocopies of research snippets I’d found, my tablet with notes & pics of interesting research material that I’d found in the library, and coffee. That is how I write, usually, perched in the middle of a big old web of paper and tech and hot beverages.

Then right in the middle of a Skype conversation PLOP! he inserted into my brain the idea that Scrivener might be worth a look.

Read more over at Cubic Scats...
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Published on March 17, 2014 15:38 • 6 views

March 11, 2014

Here's what's going on Chez Wombat.
1. I'm writing away on 1322, my big old work-in-progress.
2. I'm also working on a private project, which may or may not go public.
3. The audiobook of Moth Girl is being recorded. More on that in the summer.
4. The new edited-by-me anthology, "Soul of the Universe", will be released on March 18th, so I'm doing all the marketing faff.
5. Submissions are currently invited for a second Wombat-edited anthology of Pirate tales; the deadline is 31st March.
6. In my spare time, Bruce, I'm writing short stories for other anthologies.

No wonder I'm knackered.
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Published on March 11, 2014 15:56 • 8 views

March 10, 2014

I wrote a little blog about the work of art that is the "Soul of the Universe" book cover.
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Published on March 10, 2014 14:58 • 6 views

February 26, 2014

Good news, history fans. Today I managed finally to get stuck into a proper writing session on the the biggie, 1322.
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Published on February 26, 2014 13:16 • 11 views

February 14, 2014

I'm inordinately pleased to have come second in this year's 'Love Bites' competition. Yay me!

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Published on February 14, 2014 10:46 • 13 views