The Deathless – June 2018 events

This is coming out this month!

Here's where to find me this month:

June 14th
I'll be launching my new book, THE DEATHLESS, with a choose your own adventure Q&A and signing. Where YOU steer the discussion/adventure, and choose which monsters to fight!

Tickets* also include wine and nibbles.

The event's being hosted at Blackwells High Holborn, on the 14th June, from 6.45 – 8.30.

For more details, and to book your ticket, click here.

*Tickets are free but it'd be great to know numbers for catering.

And so it this!

June 21st
I'll be doing an AMA with those lovely folk at Reddit Fantasy, talking about… well, whatever you want, be it The Vagrant series, The Deathless, Wildcards, Albion, bacon, chocolate, etc.

June 26th
Super Relaxed Fantasy Club! Where I'll be reading, chatting, drinking and being relaxed alongside Emma Newman.

Even details are here.

 

June 27th
Begins a mini tour with the fabulous Den Patrick. Our first stop is Waterstones Liverpool where we'll be in conversation with Simon Bestwick. It'll be my first event there and I'm really looking forward to it!

Click here to book tickets.

 

June 28th
Den and I are in Waterstones Milton Keynes for more books, chat and general fun. This is another first for me, and I've already fallen in love with the people that run their twitter account. Click here to book tickets.

June 29th
We're finishing up at Waterstones Birmingham. I did an event there a few years ago and had a great time, so looking forward to going back. Tickets available here.

I'm launching the Deathless on the 14th June!

Cover by the wonderful Jaime Jones

I'll be launching my new book, THE DEATHLESS, with a choose your own adventure Q&A and signing. Where YOU steer the discussion/adventure, and choose which monsters to fight!

Tickets* also include wine and nibbles.

The event's being hosted at Blackwells High Holborn, on the 14th June, from 6.45 – 8.30.

For more details, and to book your ticket, click here.

Look forward to seeing some of you soon!

 

 

 

*Tickets are free but do please book as it helps us to plan catering and it means I won't worry that nobody's going to come. 😉

Åcon 9, Bristolcon Fringe, and MCM Comic Con!

I'm all over the place in May. Specifically:

May 10th-13th – Åcon 9

Which describes itself as a small, relaxed literary English-language science fiction convention in the middle of the Baltic sea. Can't wait!

 

May 19th – Bristolcon Fringe

In a special panel and signing alongside fellow fantasy authors Jo Hall, Lucy Hounsom, and Brian McCellan. Moderated by Micha Yonga. Starts at 12 at the Hatchet Inn. All bookish things handled by the lovely Book on the Hill.

 

May 25th-27th – MCM Comic Con London

I've not done one of these before, so am looking forward to it. And Kevin Conroy (aka the voice of Batman) is going to be there too (among many others)!

Hope to some of you soon!

Wildcards update, Unreliable Narrators, and some awesome fanart

A few cool things to check out here. First one is the cover of the new WILDCARDS book set in the UK: KNAVES OVER QUEENS. Cover is done by the fab Mike Topping of Harper Collins.

Design by Mike Topping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other thing is that Emma and I were guests on the UNRELIABLE NARRATORS PODCAST and talked about writing, podcasting, role playing, and dress making. So, pretty much everything the body needs.

Part 1 is here.

And Part 2 is here.

And there was this amazing fan art of THE VAGRANT by Alexandra which I love to pieces. Vesper is soooo cute! Check it out!

By Alexandra (@WIMTBH on Twitter)

The Deathless cover & blurb

Here's the cover for THE DEATHLESS, book 1 of my new trilogy. Once again,  art is by the fabulous Jaime Jones. The Hardback is coming out in the UK on the 14th June and is available to pre-order now!

Amazon (UK)
Book Depository
Foyles
Waterstones

Cover by the wonderful Jaime Jones

And here's the Blurb:

The demons…

In the endless forests of the Wild, humanity scratches a living by the side of the great Godroads, paths of crystal that provide safe passage and hold back the infernal tide. Creatures lurk within the trees, watching, and plucking those who stray too far from safety.

The Deathless…

In crystal castles held aloft on magical currents, seven timeless royal families reign, protecting humanity from the spread of the Wild and its demons. Born and reborn into flawless bodies, the Deathless are as immortal as the precious stones from which they take their names. For generations a fragile balance has held.

And the damned…

House Sapphire, one of the ancient Deathless families, is riven by suspicion and madness. Whole villages are disappearing as the hunting expeditions holding the Wild at bay begin to fail.

Then, when assassins strike, House Sapphire shatters.

Nothing lasts forever.

The Deathless is the first novel in an astonishing new series from Gemmell award-winning author Peter Newman.

Tea and Jeopardy 71 – A chat with Jasper Fford

In this episode, the peerless author, Jasper Fforde, visits Emma in the tea lair. They chat about cameras, working in the film industry, writing your next book when millions of people are waiting for it and, most importantly, lollipop flavours.

Click here to listen to the episode.

If you love Tea and Jeopardy and want to join the Order of the Sacred Tea Cup, our Patreon page is here.

I'm doing a Facebook Live at 1.30 on Friday 9th Feb!

I'm going to be doing a Facebook live over at Harper Voyager on Friday 9th February at 1.30, talking life, books and donuts. Feel free to come say hi!

A Wild 2018 Appears!

I had all these good intentions for 2018, and one of them was to spend a little more time here on the old blog. Unfortunately 2017 ended in flu and 2018 was upon us before I could say something pithy.

So, two weeks into the year and I’m finally crawling out of my plague pit. How is it 2018 already? How are we in the middle of January? How is this even remotely fair?

Ahem.

However, some cool things have already happened, and there are some cool things on the horizon too, some of which I can mention here, and some that are still secret for the time being.

Everybody needs some werewolf romance in their lives.

I’ve narrated an audiobook for the one and only Gail Carriger!

It’s called ROMANCING THE WEREWOLF, is set in the world of her Parasol Protectorate books, and it was loads of fun to do. The great lady talks about it in more detail on her blog if you’re interested.

 

 

Beautiful cover by the beautiful Jaime Jones.

THE SEVEN has come out in Paperback!

It is done. It is over. Well, in some ways it isn’t (other versions have yet to come out in other countries) but for me, this is a milestone. I’m very proud of this book, and of The Vagrant Trilogy in general, and first books/series always hold a special place in the heart. That said, I try to evolve with each book, and so I’m very excited that…

 

 

 

Proofed and everything!

THE DEATHLESS launches in June!

New year, new trilogy, new story, new characters. For now I'll just say it’s about immortals that reincarnate through their own descendants, five legged dogs, floating castles and dark forests full of my take on fairy tale monsters. Cover news and launch news to follow, watch this space!

 

 

 

And there's more!

My story in the new WILDCARDS book, KNAVES OVER QUEENS, looks like it'll be coming out in May. I posted about it here.

Tea and Jeopardy 70 – Lucy Hounsom visits the tea lair

In this episode, the splendid author, Lucy Hounsom, visits Emma in the tea lair. We chat about cosplay, Dragon Age, and how being a bookseller can help your career as an author, amongst other topics.

To listen to the episode, click here!

If you love Tea and Jeopardy and want to join the Order of the Sacred Tea Cup, our Patreon page is here.

Credits for the sounds effects used in this episode can be found here.

Bristolcon 2017

For those of you who don't know Bristolcon is a small but perfectly formed SFF convention that is always warm, smoothly run, and is so civilised it has free tea and coffee and water available for everyone all day! It's on Saturday the 28th October, and if you're in the area, it's well worth a look.

Here's what I'm doing :

9.30 (The Brickout* room)
My First Con. 
New to conventions? Theo Graham and I are on hand to answer questions, give advice and generally help you get the most out of your day.

11.00 (Room 1)
Guest of honour interview – Jen Williams. Come join me in celebrating the awesomeness that is Jen. This is going to be an interactive session where the audience will get the chance to show how much they know about the GoH. Swearing likely.

12.00 (Room 2)
She Infodumped Me
Tabletop roleplayers complain about games which have pages and pages of lore and history, aka: several centuries of stuff happened, which you and the other characters weren’t involved with. How do authors and game designers balance creating a complex realistic world with the need to avoid information overload in the reader?

Juliet E McKenna (M), Jacey Bedford, Peter Newman, Ellen Crosháin, Dyrk Ashton

2.00 (Snug)
Getting Unstuck Workshop
Getting Unstuck: A workshop for any writers who are stuck with a project. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or an established writer, at chapter 1 or 100: as long as you have a project you can bring to the group, Peter will try to help you move forward with it.

(There are signups online and at the desk on the day)

The full programme is here.

 

*I'm not sure what a brickout room is for, but it sounds interesting.