I'm writing for Wild Cards!

In case you missed it, I'm going to be writing a story set in the Wild Cards universe for their new book called: KNAVES OVER QUEENS.

The book is set in the UK and features stories that run from 1946 to the present day.

For those of you who don't know, Wild Cards is a super hero universe which has been running since forever* and has twenty six volumes published at present (find out more here). It's masterminded by George R.R.** Martin and Melinda Snodgrass, and has had a whole constellation of fab writers contributing to it over the years.

There's a full announcement about it on George's Livejournal.

Alas, there is no official publication date yet but it'll be brought to you by Tor in the US and Harper Voyager in the UK.

It'll also be the first book published to contain stories written by me and Emma!💖💖💖💖 The full list of contributors to KNAVES OVER QUEENS is below, check them out:

Kevin Andrew Murphy
Peadar O Guilin
Caroline Spector
Paul Cornell
Charles Stross
Marko Kloos
Peter Newman
Melinda M. Snodgrass
Emma Newman
Mark Lawrence

 

 

*1987

**Really Really

 

Tea and Jeopardy roundup – Hugos, live shows and big names!

If you keep up to date with Tea and Jeopardy using my blog, you have my sympathy! A combination of being away, technical issues and other distractions mean there's a lot to catch up on.

In episode 66 we went to the North Pole and had the fabulous Maurice Broaddus over for tea and cake.

In episode 67 we went to Doll Island with the delightful Sarah Day.

Last month we went to Helsinki for WorldCon 75 and did a special live show with George R(eally) R(eally) Martin! (Click here to see the video)

AND WE ALSO WON THE HUGO FOR BEST FANCAST 😀

Chicken faces! (Photo by Sanna Pudas more photos available here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And we celebrated in episode 68.

Enjoy!

Tea and Jeopardy 65 – Robin Hobb visits the tea lair

In this episode, the legendary author, Robin Hobb, visits Emma in the tea lair. We discuss the joy of jigsaw puzzles, how starting out as an author now has changed from when Robin started out and how book production techniques changed fantasy books.

Click here to listen to the episode on Geek Planet Online.

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.

Tea and Jeopardy 64 – Dave Hutchinson visits the tea lair

In this episode, the splendid author, Dave Hutchinson, visits Emma in the tea lair. We discuss watching the West Wing in the time of Trump, surviving Clarke Award nominations, and writing near future SF.

Click here to listen to the episode on Geek Planet Online.

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.

Tea and Jeopardy 63 – Jen Williams visits the tea lair

In this episode, the utterly brilliant author, Jen Williams, visits Emma in the tea lair. They discuss fantasy tropes, Moomins, art college and Jen’s obsession with notebooks.

Click here to listen to the episode on Geek Planet Online.

 

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.

The Seven is launched!

I had a great night! Cupcakes were eaten, wine was drunk, and books were signed. THE SEVEN is now officially launched. Massive thanks to everyone who came and made it such a lovely event. Thanks also to Juliet Mushens for ably hosting, Felicity Denham for organising, Waterstones Piccadilly for looking after us, and Victoria's Kitchen for the fantastic cupcakes.

You can't see them in this picture, but Juliet's shoes were excellent.

No cupcake was left uneaten.

Waterstones did a top job with the displays.

I also managed to get to the fabulous Goldsboro Books to sign the special edition and a few extra copies.

And, the first reviews are in!

'With The Seven, Peter Newman brings the Vagrant's story to a triumphant close.' – A Fantastical Librarian

'All in all, The Seven is the perfect ending in a series that doesn't only stand out, but may as well be the starting point in a new trope of fantasy.' – BookNest

'It’s no mean feat for the ending of a trilogy to make you want to buy the first book all over again.' – Fantasy Faction

'There’s some absolutely storming battle scenes, kinetically, gracefully, bloodily and uncompromisingly written. There’s scenes of love and affection to warm the heart, and some betrayals which threaten to break it.  This is a story of a world being brought together, and of different visions for the way that world will rebuild. It’s complicated, captivating stuff – but Newman’s liquid prose makes it a great read.' – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews

'This book is not going down without a fight (well a few) and I was wolfing them up.' – Dark-Readers

'…its bold, intelligent and creative fiction with a great story and even greater cast – absolutely fantastic.' – SF Book

'… I dare any reader to not enjoy and not be utterly drawn in by his world and the people who inhabit it.' – Parmenion Books

For those of you wondering, I did manage to eat one myself. Dignity was a small price to pay. Lovely!

The Seven launch details

Cover by Jaime Jones

THE SEVEN is launching on the 20th April at Waterstones Piccadilly at 7pm. The event is ticketed and if you book in advance then you make me feel 100% less worried that nobody will come (it also helps the store to know numbers in advance).

The event is going to be chaired by my wonderful agent, Juliet Mushens. There'll be a Q&A, signing, and then leisurely drinks and chat afterwards.

 

 

Tickets cost £8 (£6 to Waterstones card holders) and the price of the ticket is redeemable against the cost of the book. Tickets also get you:

  • A drink
  • An edible cupcake version of the book
  • A doodle in your normal copy of the book*
  • A hug from me*

You can book tickets in store, through the website or by calling: 02078512400

Hope to see you there!

 

*Optional

 

The Malice: UK & US publications, deals, and giveaways!

A quick bit of book news:

The Malice comes out in paperback in the US and the UK next week! 7th March in the US and 9th in the UK.

There's a goodreads giveaway for US readers only .

And for UK readers, it's only £1.99 on amazon until the end of the month.

It also got a fab write up from Barnes and Noble on their best SFF books in March 2017 roundup.

And as I may have mentioned once or *cough* twice, it's on the longlist for the David Gemmell Legend and Ravenheart awards which you can vote on for free here.

Tea and Jeopardy 62 – A chat with Chris Lunt

In this episode, the splendid screenwriter, Chris Lunt, visits Emma in the tea lair. They discuss screenwriting, breaking into industries, ‘overnight’ successes and the benefits of beards.

You can listen to the episode on Geek Planet Online by clicking 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.

The Malice is longlisted for a Gemmell Legend and Ravenheart award

I've already mentioned this elsewhere but just in case you hadn't heard, the longlists for the 2017 David Gemmell awards are up. I'm up for a Legend award for THE MALICE (for best novel) and Jaime Jones is up for a Ravenheart (for best cover).

Voting is free and only takes a couple of clicks. Here's the link if you want to get started.

Now whatever you think of my writing, I hope you'd agree that the cover for THE MALICE is fab and deserves some love. It features two suns, two swords, two women and a baby goat. What's not to love?

And don't forget to show some love for the Morningstar award for best debut too!