I’ve decided to start posting on an old hobby I’ve just revived, and am really enjoying. After discovering Hero Forge and chatting with some pals, I decided to dust off my old paintbrushes and pots and have a try at miniature painting, something I did in my teens, which is quite some time ago now!
I’m happy to take on any and all criticism (hopefully constructive!) as I get back into this hobby. Bear in mind its been a long time, and my hands are a bit shakier than they were back in the day – and I wasn’t all that good even back then!
So, first off, I’ve been working on a mini I designed on Hero Forge. Here are some photos of the work in progress:
So, now to the finished effort. I’m happy with some parts, learned quite a bit, and know I still need a lot of work on painting NMM armour. Also need to improve my photos, but I’m playing around with that too, so will hopefully have a better grasp of that soon!
That was a lot of fun, and remarkably relaxing! Next up is to work my way through a box of Space Marines, which I’m using as a project to practice layering and glazing to shade and highlight in different colours the marine chapters offer. Any tips and tricks for both the photography and painting are much appreciated!
As you may or may not have heard, Dragonslayer is now out in the wild, available in ebook, hardback – which is new for me, paperback, and audiobook which is once again narrated by the awesome Simon Vance. You can pick up a copy in a format of your choice at the links below:
To mark Dragonslayer’s release, and to shamelessly attempt to fill your summer reading pile with my titles, I’m giving away the kindle edition of The First Blade of Ostia, a swashbuckling fantasy adventure with tons of swordfights, for free this weekend. You can pick up your copy at the following links:
Finally, if you enjoyed Dragonslayer, and have a moment to spare, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a review over on Amazon, at either of the two links above. Aside from buying an author’s book (thanks!), the best thing you can do to help them out is leave a review!
I wanted to remind everyone that with Dragonslayer being released tomorrow, today is the last day for you to preorder, and get a copy of The Drake of White Peak!
Time has really flown and it’s hard to believe release is only one day away! Anyway, you can pick up a copy from any of the retailers listed on Tor’s Preorder Bonus page, where you’ll also find all the details of how to submit your proof of purchase and get your copy!
I’ve a new profile page up on the Macmillan website, which is pretty cool for me, considering some of the incredible authors already present there. For regulars to this site, (thanks, mum!) there’s not a whole lot new, other than perhaps my professional studio profile photo, which was taken by a good friend of mine, Jason at jasonclarkephotography.ie, a fact which did little to take away from what an embarrassing experience it was! Sadly the ‘blue steel’ shots didn’t make the cut…
If you like quality, award winning photography with subject matter far more attractive than I, you should check out his site, linked above!
Finally, don’t forget the Goodreads Giveaway for a paperback copy of Dragonslayer still has a few days left to run. You can enter it here:
I wanted to wish everyone a happy New Year (belatedly!) and I hope everyone had a great Christmas.
Thanks again for all your kind words and support last year. It’s very much appreciated! After a pretty hectic year getting Wolf of the North all finished up and on the virtual shelves, I’m really looking forward to a new year and a new project, details of which I’ll be able to share in the next couple of weeks. It’s always great fun starting with a blank canvas, so this stage is probably my favourite part of the process—that short window of time before you’ve painted yourself into a corner!
Jorundyr’s Path – Wolf of the NorthBook 2 has been released today and is now available in Audiobook. As with Book 1, it’s been narrated by the excellent Simon Vance, and he’s put in another superb performance! You can get your hands on a copy at the links below:
This is a quick announcement to let you all know that The Wolf of the North is now available in Audiobook format! It’s been a long time coming, but I’m really excited that it’s finally here, and I’m delighted with how good it’s turned out. Narrator Simon Vance is a perfect fit for the job, and has put in a superb performance. If you like audiobooks, I think you’ll really enjoy his performance!
Release day istoday, so you can get your copy now at the following links:
A quick post to let you know that Jorundyr’s Path – Wolf of the North Book 2 is out now and live on Amazon. The paperback version will be available in a couple of weeks – I’ll let you know when.
Here’s the back cover copy:
Jorundyr’s Path is walked only by the brave. It is survived only by the strong.
As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid’s Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth.
From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr’s Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of: filled with friends, enemies, and danger—the crucible from which heroes are forged.
Well, the stress of launch week for The Wolf of the North is now in the rear view mirror, and I’m happily back to work on part two, the name for which shall be revealed soon!
In other news, I’m not usually one to toot my own horn, but I hope I can be forgiven for doing it this time. As a lifelong fantasy fan, it’s pretty overwhelming (understatement) to see this on the Amazon ranking page:
Finally, to everyone who has checked out Wolf of the North, thank you! It’s your support and interest in my work that allows me to continue doing this, and I am incredibly grateful for that!