The Shadows Call review

These days the good old fashioned ghost story seems a bit overlooked, so it's always nice to find new examples, especially by well-thought of authors. And The Shadows Call is a great example of the genre. Penned by Matt Hilton, who's better known for his Lee-Child-style thrillers but who loves a good paranormal yarn, it's [...]

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My first EdgeLit

Saturday found me in Derby, at my first ever EdgeLit sci-fi/fantasy book convention. This is an annual event, staged at The Quad in Derby city centre by the talented Alex Davies and his crew. I'd heard lots about it in previous years, but had always been double-booked somewhere else. This year, with my publisher Fox [...]

An appreciation of cover art

Following a rather too-public spat between a well-known author and his cover artist, yesterday was 'cover artist appreciation day' on Twitter. A good cause, because too often artists get scant recognition or credit for their work. And it reminded me that I haven't said nearly enough about the artwork on my own book cover, since [...]