What splendid fun I had last week joining Rob Poyton and John Chadwick for the Innsmouth Book Club, join us for a chat which encompasses books, Achtung! Cthulhu, computer games, the revenge of the nerds and the inexorable rise of interest in HPL and the Mythos.
Well, look what just turned up in the post, my author’s copy of Weird Tails, a brand new compilation of Mythos fiction, which is inspired by both HP Lovecraft and horror fiction’s ongoing fascination with all things feline. It’s a fantastic folio of freakishly feline fables and features an array of authors from the Innsmouth […]
From Section M Headquarters Greetings agent! Your presence is both requested and required to embark on a top secret mission into occupied France tonight at 7pm BST on Twitch.TV to combat the menace of the Nazi occult force known as the Black Sun. The odds are against us, the chances of success are slim, but […]
Delighted to announce I did a Q&A session tonight on the excellent Randomworlds IRC site last night, and if you missed it, you can catch up with the archive on the Hardboiled GM Shoe’s site here. I donned my Achtung! Cthulhu overlord’s helmet and chatted about the forthcoming 2d20 version of the game, new campaigns […]
It’s always fun to do something a little different with your characters, something unusual, something a little bit out of the ordinary that takes them places they wouldn’t normally venture. In fact, these often make for the most intriguing passages of writing, places where you can learn something about your own creation that you hadn’t […]
I’ve always enjoyed writing for themed short story collections. With a specific brief to work to, and a limited word count, they’re much more akin to a classic journalistic assignment or essay, allowing you to really focus your energies in a concentrated blast, exploring specific themes or genres you might not have considered left to your own devices. It also helps when the subject matter is an interesting, intriguing or challenging one.
It’s been a bit quiet on the release front recently as I’ve buried my head in various projects which will eventually come to fruition in 2020. I written a new Cthulhu Mexicana themed story The Three Temptations of Paco Aguilar for a collection recently, the long delayed Charioteer for Forgotten Sidekicks hits in April and […]
Dragonmeet, one of my favourite UK gaming shows is almost upon us and this Saturday I’ll be joining a horde of UK gamers for an all-day gaming session, checking out the latest titles, meeting up with old friends and new, and enjoying the hospitality of the UK’s friendliest gaming show. I’ll also be running two […]
I recently submitted a short story to an new collection with a most intriguing premise: to write a prequel or sequel to one of HP Lovecraft’s tales. Ancestors and Descendants is the result, edited by the estimable Rob Poynton and published by Innsmouth Gold, featuring 17 tales which either foreshadow or follow on from some […]