Brace yourselves – Legacy of Ghosts is coming!

Legacy of Ghosts, sequel to my first book Blood of Heirs, now has a cover! Thanks to the astounding Pen Astridge for creating this beauty, capturing the drama of light and shadow that I hope is reflected in the book. Legacy of Ghosts launches on Saturday 30th November 2019, and is now available for pre-order... Continue Reading →

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A little Kick to Start your week!

As regular readers will know, I love making maps. Pirate maps, fire escape maps, but most of all world maps for books. Many of you will have seen the map I created for my own trilogy, and know it took far longer than any good map should, but it was, at its essence, a labour... Continue Reading →

Mapping the World

This week has been huge! I finished the final edits for Blood of Heirs, finalised the map of Coraidin, and the cover for Blood of Heirs was revealed by the wonderful folks over at The Fantasy Hive! Now the map is complete, I can share it with all of you and reveal some of the... Continue Reading →

The Six Circles of Editing Hell

As promised, I have some insights to share about editing Blood of Heirs... The edits hit a pretty big snag last week, and without going into the gruesome details, the up-shot is that I had to cut ties with one editor and employ another to finish the job of the structural edit. Hopefully, this won't have a... Continue Reading →

Bookmarks for Mark’s Books

Another competition is underway at That Thorn Guy and this time it's all about bookmarks! The themes could be across any of Mark Lawrence's current novels or based on a sneak peek of a yet-to-be-released trilogy.  I do love a challenge and without much writing work on at the moment, my mum asked if I... Continue Reading →

On the Book

I've been completely slack in posting of late, focussing what small sparks of energy I have on finishing my second manuscript, Blood of Heirs.   It took just over 12 months, consists of a little over 116,000 words and 40 something chapters, and was rudely interrupted by abdominal surgery and a joint fusion in my right... Continue Reading →

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