Acer Chromebook for Work 14 Review

I’ve long been fascinated by the idea of a Chromebook. As part of the PC generation, it felt wrong– I mean a machine that is basically a browser in a laptop format. And yet, there was something about the minimalism that appealed to me. I’ve occasionally looked at the Acer Chromebook for Work line and […]

Citadel of Demons Released

The eleventh Kormak book, Citadel of Demons, has just gone live. It brings Kormak’s long quest across Terra Nova to its dramatic conclusion. In it, our monster hunting hero ends up facing demons, rogue angels and a pair of deadly sorcerers.

A Time Machine

Cleaning out my office recently, I came across an Xbox 360 I got for free when I bought a new computer several years ago. It has sat forgotten, box unopened, gathering dust ever since. We already had an older model Xbox 360 with a hard drive attached which has seen a lot of use, mostly […]

Citadel of Demons Cover Reveal

Citadel of Demons is off with my test readers which means that, barring someone discovering a huge plot hole (an eventuality I am never prepared to discount), it should be released within the next month. That being the case, now seems like a good time to show off the cover, once again courtesy of Clarissa […]

The Aeronaut’s Windlass

A captain cashiered for cowardice, now the most successful privateer in the sky. A motley crew of young cadets from the Spirearch’s Guard entrusted with a mission that should by rights go to older and more experienced heads. A sinister tea-drinking sorceress who will murder you if you are impolite to her, but you have […]

Sagittarius Rising

The events Sagittarius Rising describes happened around one hundred years ago. It’s hard to believe because the book is so vivid. It’s the autobiography of Cecil Lewis, a man who lied about his age to join the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. He ended up flying artillery reconnaissance missions over the Somme in 1916 just […]

Torchlight

One side effect of my World of Warcraft addiction is that I don’t find myself playing too many other computer games. Time was when I was a regular PC gamer but once I started spending my free time in Azeroth, I played fewer and fewer other games, and when I did it was usually just to dip […]

Shadow of the Demon Lord Bundle of Holding

Robert J Schwalb’s Shadow of the Demon Lord is one of my favourite pen and paper roleplaying games. It’s a grimdark fantasy RPG set in a world under siege by sinister sorcerous forces. Think Old School Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay meets New School streamlined game design. I backed the Kickstarter. I even contributed some fiction to […]

Moon+ Reader and Other Stuff

I rarely use anything but a Kindle to read ebooks. When I am compiling my own indie ebooks I look at them in other readers but I usually don’t read for pleasure in anything but Amazon’s eco-system. I own an old Bookeen Cybook which I bought at the end of last decade. I sometimes dig […]

Mistakes Were Made

Well, this is embarrassing. Having spent the last couple of blog posts talking about building a wiki for my Kormak series, I now have to admit I got it all wrong, and am canceling the project. What happened? I realized, as is so often the case, that I was going about things the wrong way. […]

A New Interview

There’s a new interview with me by Andy Graham over at his website. It’s an interesting format and I’d like to thank Andy for opportunity to talk about books that influenced me in more ways than one. If you’re interested in finding out when my next book will be released as well as in getting […]

Building A Series Wiki Part Two

Last time, I talked about wanting to create a wiki containing the background information for my long-running Kormak series. I managed to write a thousand words without addressing how you do this. I hope to rectify that this time around. One problem I had was deciding where to start. I was in the middle of […]

Building A Series Wiki

When a series you are writing gets to ten books, you start to run into the limits of the human brain. You forget details of plots, names of minor characters, crucial details of their appearance, the names of some of the places. Actually, you hit those limits long before that, but human laziness tends to […]

RedNotebook and Other Journals

There’s evidence that suggests that writing every day can make you happier. There’s also evidence that suggests that keeping a journal is good for you. I don’t know know how much I believe this but I do know that I have kept a journal for a very long time, and the one that I use […]

Old Computers Made New

I am not sure why but Linux developed into something of an obsession over the past couple of weeks. I could not just stop with installing it on one machine. I decided to stick Linux on my Lenovo 100S. A quick search of the internet will reveal that this is a problematic little laptop to […]