Stories and Launches: The Blacksmith’s Arms

In October last year I attended a Sheffield Off The Shelf writing event organised by Sheffield’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group. I booked it to shake off the blues and in hope that it would help me refocus. What I didn’t realise was the journey it was going to take me on. The Sheffield…


Embers of War Review

Review: Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell


Ashael Rising Review

Ashael Rising by Shona Kinsella


Reasons to go to a Writing Group

After working for months on something that won’t see light any time soon, I had the chance to consider what I was going to do; how and if I wanted to move forward.  Aside from the “Stuff it all” knee jerk responses – a regular occurrence no matter what the rejection. One of these was…


Gothic Fantasy & Steampunk

There’s been a bit of a theme in the books I’ve been reading recently. All have been set in or around the Victorian era. Jeanette Ng’s Under the Pendulum Sun is an absorbing Gothic Fantasy, capturing the feel of Stoker and Bronte. Highly recommended, and you can find the rest of my review on SFFWorld….