The Latest

Apologies for the lack of updates lately – until very recently I’ve been locked out of my own website (thanks for nothing, WordPress) and there hasn’t been too much of substance to report in any case. I’ll begin with the bad news. The bad news is that Burning Willow Press, the publisher which was handling Power’s Curse and its sequels, has shut down and consequently the trilogy is now in need of a new home. The Drachengott series, meanwhile, has likewise been withdrawn from sale because I requested the rights back from HarperCollins Voyager.

The good news is that I’ve since found a new home for The Drachengott, and am now working on a number of exciting new projects including my first picture book, a science fiction novel, and a crime thriller. I’ve also accepted a position at a publishing company as manager of their newly formed speculative fiction division.

And I have very recently welcomed the birth of my nephew, Rowan James Hepple! I’m still coming to terms with the idea of being an aunt. 😮

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New Release!

My new book, Power’s Curse, has just been released in Australia and the US! The print edition will become available in a few days.

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Release Day!

The next book of the Cymrian Saga, The Silent Guard, has finally been released! (Print edition to follow).

EDIT: The print edition is now available!


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The Drachengott

Hi everybody!

Yes, I know I haven’t been posting much news lately. I am bad. But plenty is going on, trust me!

Regular visitors may have noticed that the Drachengott quartet is no longer listed on the “About The Books” page. This is because the series has been temporarily withdrawn from sale since I acquired the rights back from the publisher on request. I am currently looking for a new home for it, and updates will come as I have them. But either way when they are re-released it will be with different covers.

In the meantime I have a couple of new projects in the works, one of which is currently with my agent(s). Stay tuned!

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And We’re Back In Business!

Well it’s taken a while but The Last Guard is back! After a slight delay due to copyright issues with the original publisher, the new edition is up on Amazon and should be available for purchase in the next couple of days.

In other news, I have just recently signed a contract for an all new stand-alone fantasy novel with Odyssey Books! The working title is Shadow of the Skytree, and it’s currently scheduled for publication in about mid-2018. This one is a little bit different from my previous works in that it is in many ways primarily a romance. But it also contains the following: Black, Russian-speaking, fireball-throwing dwarves, Italian-speaking steampunk humans who ride clockwork horses, and a gnome who rides a very small dragon.

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And The Series Has a New Home!

Hi everybody! It gives me great pleasure to finally announce that I’ve just signed a contract to continue the Cymrian Saga with Black Phoenix Publishing, the publishing collective which did such a great job with The Price of Magic.

The Last Guard is scheduled for re-release in December of this year, and the sequels will follow in 2018.  The ridiculously talented Amber Goodhart is still on board to do the covers plus internal illustrations. For now, here’s a picture I drew of Cadfael the Scholar (last seen in Tales of Cymria) exploring the ruins of Old Eagleholm. Long-time readers may recognise the pub sign from the Sign of the Red Rat, where Arren Cardockson spent many happy evenings with his friends before their lives fell apart. To this day, Arenadd thinks of the Red Rat as “the place where we were happy”.

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