The Beginning

Feather and ink bottle isolated on paper background

It has all moved very quickly since I started back in May 2012 with the completion of my short story for the Fantasy Faction Anthology. If you’ve read my biography on this site then you’ll know that after completing the submission, namely Sharag’s Shank, the characters of Bogrot and Gorag would not leave my head and I was compelled to write some more about them. Four months later and I had a novel in my hands; it was rough, but it was a novel never-the-less. After plenty of fine tuning and polishing, together with the help of my editor Stephanie Dagg, I had something that was presentable and that still made me chuckle when I read it (even after the hundredth time, but then that’s editing for you).

I was totally blown away after hearing in December the announcement that I was one of the six winners out of 1700 entrants, leaving me a very happy chappy. It has also given me some confidence in my writing abilities and will really help in the lead up to publishing my debut novel, Goblins Know Best, in January 2013.

The whole journey has been very rewarding and exciting, and following the release of my novel I would like to share the process with you in the hope that it may help someone else. So stay tuned and why not follow me on twitter or my facebook author page.



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