July 14th, 2014
So, book 3 in my awesomely amazing Dark Lord series is now out (I have to say it's brill or Dirk will put me in the Iron Maiden). This time Hasdruban decides to hunt down Dirk himself whilst disguised as... the headmaster of Whiteshields school. Imagine it! Your worst enemy, who wants to crush you beneath his boot heels like a cockroach/wipe you off the face of the earth/destroy you utterly/chop you up into little bits and put you in a pie/strap you to the roof in a thunderstorm/turn you into cheese etc, is the headmaster at your school. What can you do? Well, read Eternal Detention to find out! And there's lots of laughs along the way as well of course.
I had a lotof fun writing this one too - there's a couple of new characters who were fun to play with, a new goblin and another witchy character who... well, I don't want to give to much away! Hopefully you'll read it and find out for
July 14th, 2014
Hello everyone! This year I'm doing quite a lot of visits to festivals and schools with my Dark Lord Travelling road show. I've got lots of Dark Lord pictures and props (including a Chest of Skulls, the Skeleton in a Cage, the Wrathful Wraith, the Mug of Death, the Pencil Case of Doom and other such 'Dark Lord at School accessories' :-)). It's very silly and a lot of fun. Here's where I'm going so far in 2014 - if you're in the area, come and see me!
May 29th - Haye on Wye Festival
June 9th - Merchant Taylor's school, Middlesex.
12th June - Newcastle Football Club Author Day. The National. Literacy Trust are getting a bunch of us authors to go to football clubs and meet kids from local schools and run some writing workshops. Obviously, my Dark Master requires me to concentrate on teaching the kids to be his minions, rather than any of that 'do-gooding'