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If you haven’t already signed up to our newsletter, can we heartily recommend that you do so. We forget sometimes that people don’t always follow us on Facebook and Twitter and Amazon and don’t know when we’ve got new books coming out. Our newsletter details our new publications but it also features: Other books we’ve […]
What did we do in 2019?
It’s the end of the year. In fact, it’s the end of the decade. And there’s a lot of ‘what have I achieved’ blogs doing the rounds. So we thought we’d do a little recap of what we’ve done in the last twelves months. January 2019 The fourth book in our “Clovenhoof’s Diary” series was […]
Worldcon: what did Heide and Iain do in Dublin?
What did Heide and Iain do at Worldcon, held this year in Dublin? Here’s our day by day impressions, with some photos: Wednesday: Arrival! Heide For some reason there are two planes (different airlines) that go from Birmingham to Dublin within minutes of each other. Iain was on the other one. We were going to […]
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 Chronicles.) I quite liked it for the most part. I think it suffered from doing […]
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 to pick a new small council for the new king of Westeros. Iain Grant (comedy […]
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 Westeros at the end of the television series. In the second blog in our series, […]
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 a look at that all-important issue: how should you defend your capital city from a […]
Book Restoration: a story
Have you ever wondered what is involved in a book restoration? I grew up with this cookery book. It holds the recipes of my childhood. I’m not so keen on liver, but you can see from the stains that we ate it a lot. The book was in a very sorry state. There was hardly a single page […]
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 travel up to Northern Ireland for a few days and visit some of the castles […]
Blog Tours: an explanation
Last week I was at a meeting at Writing West Midlands. I was asked to explain blog tours because some of the people present weren’t familiar with them. I’m quite sure I didn’t do the subject full justice, so I thought I’d write a brief blog about the experiences that I’ve had with them. A blog […]