New novel on Amazon for 71p

New novel on Amazon for 71p

My new novel The Great Dominions is now available on Amazon UK and Amazon US for only 71p / 99c – for a limited time only. It’s a full-length historical fantasy (79 chapters, 140,000 words); here’s the spiel: “On the eve of the greatest battle...
The creative process part 4: David D’Andrea

The creative process part 4: David D’Andrea

David D’Andrea really shouldn’t need any introduction. His style is immediately identifiable, and graces posters, CD covers and t-shirts for the likes of Sleepy Sun, Om, Boris, Agalloch, Swans, Witchcraft and Sleep. I’ve always been a great fan of...
The Great Dominions – cover design

The Great Dominions – cover design

I’ve been working on the cover for my novel ‘The Great Dominions’ and here it is in its more-or-less finished form. The type is Blackletter HPLHS, a hand-drawn gothic font based on the lettering of French heraldic engraver Charles Demengeot, and is...
The creative process part 3: B A Vierling

The creative process part 3: B A Vierling

Benjamin Vierling is a stunning talent, probably best known for painting the cover of Joanna Newsom’s album ‘Ys‘. Couched in the traditions of German and Flemish masters, Romantics and Pre-Raphaelites, he takes traditional techniques (such as...
The creative process part 2: Joshua Belanger

The creative process part 2: Joshua Belanger

Following on from my last post covering Arik Roper, it’s now time to take a look at the amazing work of New Hampshire-based Joshua Belanger. I’ve commissioned a number of underground artists to illustrate my forthcoming novel, and Joshua landed an...
The creative process part 1: Arik Roper

The creative process part 1: Arik Roper

After many years of faffing around I have finally finished my novel. More on that in a later post. In the meantime, whilst trying to figure out what to do with it (ebook, most likely), I’ve been commissioning some illustrations. This has given me a lot of...