Sun Bleached Winter Giveaway #3

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. You read the title of this post and your first reaction was “Giveaway #3… he’s running another one!?” Well, it’s that time of the year again. To build up hype for my upcoming novel Blood Lake (and to spur me into action to actually work on it some more) … Continue reading

Indie Game Making Contest 2014

Degica, the publisher of RPG Maker, are holding a game making contest to celebrate National Game Development Month. The rules are deceptively simple: spend a month making an hour long game in any genre — the winner gets a cosy $10,000. Last week, I said I wanted to take a break from game development, but … Continue reading

Christmas Giveaway Winners

Time for a quick update: the Sun Bleached Winter Goodreads giveaway ended yesterday, and the time has come to reveal the lucky winner. Congratulations go to Ceri Rochester of the UK, who has snapped up a super-rare signed paperback for her horror collection. Well done, Ceri! Astonishingly, more than 800 people registered to win over … Continue reading

December Goodreads Giveaway!

December is something of a special month. The obvious reason is the upcoming holiday season, of course, but it also happens to be just over one year since Sun Bleached Winter was released. Figuring I’d try and kill to birds with one stone, I’m celebrating both by running a special Goodreads giveaway until next week. … Continue reading

4 Great Ways to Procrastinate

So, as you guys have no doubt noticed, there’s a dire error on the home page of this blog. It proclaims that my “blog schedule” is every fortnight, but in reality there really is no such thing. You see, like most writers, I’m sometimes afflicted with the horrible blankness of writer’s block, and in my … Continue reading

New write-up in Portland Book Review!

Sun Bleached Winter has been lucky enough to get a 3 star write-up in the US based periodical Portland Book Review this week. A few months ago, I noticed that they reviewed The Wrong Way Down by Jake Elliot — a book I’ve also reviewed on this blog — and the reviewer in question seemed to be both honest and … Continue reading

Easter Goodreads Giveaway Winners

Look, it’s Easter! That time of the year when everyone I know gets a bit too obsessed with eating things shaped like little rabbits and chickens. It’s also the time of year when brains turn to mush from an overload of chocolate and sweetness and in my opinion, there’s no better way to recover from … Continue reading

Interviewed by Nova Reylin + a new Review!

Hi everyone! My real blog post for this week is still to come (it’s going to be a book review), but I thought you’d appreciate this small update. Yesterday, I was interviewed by Nova Reylin, a book blogger and writer who runs the site My Seryniti. She took time out of her schedule to ask … Continue reading

Jake Elliot reviews Sun Bleached Winter

Fantasy author Jake Elliot (whose novels The Wrong Way Down and Crossing Mother’s Grave have been reviewed on this blog) recently did me a favour and wrote a review for my debut novel. Although said review’s been on Amazon and Goodreads for about a month now, just yesterday he published it at his blog, where he gave it a … Continue reading

The Next Big Thing (Round 2)

Hey, guess what? Sometimes it can be a little hard being published by two different publishing houses at the same time. This week, I’ve been tagged by fellow author Pete Abela (whose debut novel, Wings, was released by Really Blue Books, who will also be releasing my short story collection Nobody Can Scream later this month) as … Continue reading