Norlandia, a Steampunk world that might have been

I do love a grand adventure, and the Steampunk genre gives me the perfect opportunity to create them on an epic scale, using the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells as a template, along with themes such as those … Continued

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The ghosts of NaNoWriMo past. 2019

Welcome to the last of this year’s retrospective NaNoWriMo posts. Today, I’m telling you all about last year’s attempt. Let me tell you a little bit more about The Hitman and the Thief. The idea for the novel came from … Continued

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The ghosts of NaNoWriMo past. 2018

To continue my series of posts about NaNoWriMo, this week I’m telling you about my 2018 project. I had an idea for a Steampunk novel, in the style of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It would be set in Norlandia, … Continued

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The Safety of the Realm. A new Steampunk adventure.

This novel will be the sequel to my 2019 publication, The Sensaurum and the Lexis. Once again, Jackson and Jessamine, in their roles as two of The Orphan Detectives, must thwart another plot to destroy civilisation as we know it. … Continued

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The Hitman and the Thief, Blog Tour report.

As some of you may know, my new release has been on a blog tour. The Tour was organised for me by Rachel Gilby, we’ve worked together in the past and I’ve always been very pleased with the publicity she’s … Continued

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Creating a Steampunk World

As some of you may know, I wrote a textbook on World-Building, I thought you might be interested in a sample chapter, dealing with Steampunk, that quasi-Victorian land of heroes and villains, not forgetting the King and a good cup … Continued

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World-building, Creating a Steampunk world.

Following on from my last post, I mentioned that I really enjoyed creating my Steampunk world of Norlandia. When you look at Victorian times, there was an explosion of new technology, it was just as exciting a time to live … Continued

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The last Saturday of NaNoWriMo 2019

Welcome to the last of this year’s NaNoWriMo posts. As there are five Saturdays in November this year, it gives me the chance to tell you all about this year’s attempt. And I can reveal that I’ve passed the magic … Continued

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