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So, was that Game of Thrones TV thing any good?

In the final of our blogs about “Thrones” we ask the big question, was the TV series any good?  Several author friends of ours have offered their opinions… Steve McHugh (author of urban fantasy series, The Hellequin Chronicles and The Avalon

Posted in 2019, Books, Interviews

Who would you have on your small council?

Of course, we’re talking about Games of Thrones here. We want to look at that all-important issue of what makes a great leader – the people who are appointed to advise the leader! We asked some of the best authors

Posted in 2019, Books, Interviews

Who should be king or queen of Westeros, eh?

Of course, we’re talking about Games of Thrones here. The final series of the immensely popular HBO series caused some viewers some deep irritation and lot of Game of Thrones fans weren’t happy with which character got to rule over

Posted in 2019, Books, Interviews

How should you defend your city from dragons?

Of course, we’re talking about Games of Thrones here. The final series of the immensely popular HBO series caused some viewers some deep irritation and we’re here to address that. In the first of a series of blogs, we take

Posted in 2019, Books

Submissions call for Horror Road Trip

Have you ever wanted to go and visit a place that features in a much-loved film or TV show? Perhaps you’ve deliberately sought them out. This year, after attending WorldCon in Dublin in August, I hope to be able to

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What price research?

Heide and I are currently working on third and fourth books in the Oddjobs series. If you’ve not read them (and you can get the first one HERE) then we should explain that they’re comedy horror novels about the government

Posted in 2018, Books, Writing

The Virtual Reality Book Trailer – Simon Fairbanks gives it a test drive…

We met up with indie author, Simon Fairbanks, at the Edge-Lit genre fiction event in Derby last weekend and we showed him our new Virtual Reality Book Trailer. He was so impressed, we asked him to do a guest blog

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Talking about Genres – what makes genre fiction special?

Writers, publishers and readers talk about genre a lot. It’s how bookshops decide where a book belongs. It’s used to draw up charts, award prizes and produce those “If you liked this book, you might also like…” messages on-line retailers

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Set up your own micronation for fun and profit!

We live, as the Chinese allegedly say, in “interesting times” or as internet memes would have it, in that bit of history labelled in school textbooks as ‘Factors Leading Up To…’ and followed by a section which involves maps with

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Talking about Genres – Who cares about genres?

Writers, publishers and readers talk about genre a lot. It’s how bookshops decide where a book belongs. It’s used to draw up charts, award prizes and produce those “If you liked this book, you might also like…” messages on-line retailers

Posted in 2018