Later this year (October 9th to 16th) one of my favourite Facebook groups, Flavour of Fantasy, for Indie authors will be hosting a Virtual Fantasy Con. “What is a virtual con?” I hear you ask. I’m glad you asked. A virtual convention is exactly like a regular convention, except it is free, you don’t have to […]

Every Wednesday on twitter, a bunch of authors run a single line short… something. The essence of a story encapsulated in a single tweet, and tagged with #1LineWed. There are some beautiful pieces out there, worth hunting for. Usually there is a theme every week, posted by @RWAKissofDeath. This week was comfort. Here’s mine for this week – I’m […]

This story is a product of prodding from Julia, my wife and inspiration. Her insistence that “sex sells” has led me to do a market research into the currently highest-trending mass-market erotica (dreadful stuff, which left me feeling dirty). I give you now the result, my own take on this popular trope with a uniquely […]

I’m participating on a blog tour – meaning that without leaving Sunny Sydney, I get to appear in blogs all over the world 🙂 I’ve written several interviews (different questions), with excerpts from Murder In Absentia, as well as a few articles on the art of writing genre mash-ups fantasy worlds. Enjoy this first instalment, […]

Quora is an amazing site of questions and answers. Unlike a few other I can name, the quality of the community and the responses is amazing. University professors, astronauts, artist and people from all walks of life make it – and keep it – at a very high quality of answers. As of yesterday, I […]

A few weeks ago I posted my views on Digital Piracy. I then posted it around the net, engaging authors in discussions with the hope of trying to reduce stress for my fellow indies. There were mixed responses. This thread on Goodreads shows one extreme: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17798481-dealing-with-book-piracy?comment=145391619#comment_145391619 The author stopped just short of blatantly accusing me of […]