New Releases!

First of all, I just want to say that I hope you all are having fabulous holidays with family and friends. And of course reading plenty of books and doing your own writing. No excuses! That 1000+ page fantasy epic is calling!

Anyway, I haven’t been having the best of luck in the fiction department (except with reprints). However, I have managed to get into two of my favourite markets and snag some awesome cover art in the meanwhile. Many thanks to my editors, Andy Coughlan, Adrian Collins and Iulian Ionescu for taking up my work and publishing me in your magazines. You have my eternal gratitude.

They are as follows:

Grimdark Magazine Issue #2

10866671_732320576852989_874883597_nWow. This is quite a big one for me. They’re a new publication, but a professional one. They’ve published (be it fiction, interviews, what have you) authors like Joe Abercrombie Mark Lawrence, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Richard K. Morgan, R Scott Bakker, and Karemon Hurley, the last three of which I’ll be sharing the issue with, which is INCREDIBLE. I’ve been a fan of Bakker for a long time, so being able to have my name next to his is very gratifying. For this issue I did a review of Karen Miller’s The Falcone Throne, which I received an ARC of. You’ll be able to pick up the issue on Janurary 1, here.

Fantasy Scroll Mag Issue #4

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I’ve been trying to get into this one for a while. It wasn’t easy: I mean, they’ve published the likes of Cat Rambo, Ken Liu, and Piers Anthony. However, I did manage to worm my way into the fourth issue with a review of Joe Abercrombie’s Half A King. Included are other awesome works by Seth Chambers, Cat Rambo, and Rachel Pollack, as well as reviews of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and a handful of interviews. It’s a great issue, and you can pick it up from a variety of your favourite retailers, or even directly from the site, here.

The New Accelerator Issue #2

B4rpjldCcAAIZD0.png largeThis cover art is pretty awesome, you’ve got to admit. It’s basically got a reprint of my story, A Dome of Chrome, which, might I add, snagged an Honourable Mention from Writers of the Future contest. The issue can be picked up from the Apple store, or the Google play store if you’re into androids.

Well, that’s it for now. I doubt I’ll get anymore sales this year (although no doubt some more rejections are on their way). I’m approaching the one year anniversary of being a published author soon, so I’ll take this opportunity to thank everyone that’s helped and supported me over the years, as well as all the editors and publishers who have taken me on.

Thanks for reading, and have a great holiday!

Short Story Reviews!

It’s not easy to get your books reviewed by other people. And these aren’t even books, these are short stories. And it’s well known that short stories don’t exactly cast as wide of a berth that novels do. So getting someone to review short stories is even harder.

But I’m not one to give up, and I sent out some copies to reviewers to take a peek at and if they truly liked them, to review on their blog.

I was pleasantly surprised to know that not only was someone willing to do just that, but they were willing to review, in detail, all four stories. Now that’s awesome.

The stories reviewed at: Heart of Steel, Aliens Ate My Anti-Grav Speeder, A Dome of Chrome, and Without A Trace. The full blog slash review is over here, so go check that out. Lisa’s doing an incredible job, casting light on stories and magazines that might not otherwise get that attention, so it’s well worth giving her a few minutes of your time.

And if you don’t have the time to read the whole thing (she really did go into detail on some of the stories, and honestly there’s no greater reward than that for a writer), she summed it up like this: “His storytelling range is impressive, even just going on what I’ve talked about here…from dry humour to imaginative alien cultures, whether short stories or sharply written flash fiction, there’s a lot here to explore, and I’ve only mentioned four stories! I call that an excellent start, and my fingers are crossed for published novel.”

Dry humour? Imaginative alien cultures? How does that not sound awesome? (Yes, I do have a very dry and dark sense of humour. It’s gotten me in trouble more than once). Either way, I definitely use her blogs as sources for reviews to read, because she liked mine. She must have good taste then, right? Seriously though, her stuff is awesome. Give it a read…and thanks again to Lisa! I hope to meet you one day and hand over that published novel. It’s coming, don’t you worry.

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