Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Book Finished - Hurrah!

People of the Great Journey, the book I was born to write, is finished. It's an adult fairy tale, a work of "spiritual fiction," the book I have most enjoyed writing in my life to date. I also think it is the kind of book that you curl up with in an armchair by the fire, for a delicious read. The final scene is set by moonlight at the Callanish Stones, as shown here in this beautiful image. (Found it on the web, but haven't been able to find it again since so can't credit photographer. Apologies! If it's yours, let me know and I'll add your name here.)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

Can't wait to see this! This was one of my favourite books, even as CS Lewis was and is my most favourite author since childhood. Here's a hilarious hing. The author meant his books to introduce or reinforce Christianity in children, but I entirely missed the point, probably because I was being brought up Roman Catholic! (Loud laugh.)

Monday, December 06, 2010

Orm the Barmaid

I wrote two pieces for the magical GreenMan Review a few years back and they've been reprinted in its companion blogspot called Sleeping Headhog. You can read the first piece here: and the second piece here: It's not easy serving non-alcoholic drinks to bad fairies, cluricauns and headless horsemen. Worst of all though, are one's fellow fantasy writers ... very demanding!