Quick note to say that I’ll be doing signings this weekend for my new Black Library novel, Fulgrim: The Palatine Phoenix, at Waterstones Leeds on Saturday from 12-2, and Games Workshop: Sheffield on Sunday, also from 12-2. So if you’re around either place, on either day, feel free to stop by and say hello.
I’ve been kicking around the idea of setting up a Patreon page for a year or two, now. Weighing the pros and cons. It never quite seemed feasible. It still doesn’t, frankly. But this year, for a variety of reasons, I decided to give it a shot. (more…)
First and foremost, don’t panic. Secondly, what did I just say? Stop panicking. Take a breath. Now that that’s out of the way, down to business. Over the next few weeks, leading up to 2016, there’re going to be a few changes here and at https://royaloccultist.wordpress.com/. I’m going to prune some older posts on both sites that are annoying me for indefinable reasons, take some others down temporarily so that I can update them with new info and just generally give both sites a thorough tidying–so if a post or six go missing, or the theme changes that’s what happened. I will also be making an attempt to update both sites semi-regularly, after the holidays, but with less of the ‘hey, this is out-go buy it’ and more of the ‘hey, remember that story I wrote? here’s why I did it that way’ sort of thing.
This ain’t to say that there won’t still be promotional posts, but they’ll be surrounded by a comforting blanket of fluff and drivel, rather than looming like tombstones over the wasteland that is this site normally. I still won’t be discussing much of anything not related to my work and/or interests here-no opining on the state of political discourse at home or abroad, no chewing over the latest genre kerfluffle, skirmish or imbroglio…that’s what my twitter is for. I will, however, concede to occasional cat and/or hobby pictures should the mood take me. Maybe even a few more mixtapes.
Also, probably a lot more posts about occult detectives and monsters.
Anyway, just a heads up, for the three of you who actually pay attention to this thing. Change is a-comin’, hopefully for the better.
Black Coat Press has released Sar Dubnotal 2: The Astral Trail, a new anthology featuring the exploits of the Great Psychagogue and globe-trotting occult detective, Sar Dubnotal, including my story, “The Swine of Gerasene”. (more…)
Granted, I’m not the Pythia, a priestess, or Greek, but you can still ask me questions, if you like. And there are plenty of ways to do so, which don’t involve visiting a gas-spewing chasm, or catching me on my fifth pint at a convention. So, for ease of access, here are some routes the curious and questionable might take, in order to partake of my–ha!–wisdom. (more…)