Wednesday, 12 November 2014

I'm keeping at it

It’s been a long time since my last blog update but readers will be used to that now I think.

The good news is that, still, I have been writing and immensely enjoying.

Haldred Chronicles: Shade now stands at a healthy 45,000 words and I have set myself the goal of finishing the book by the end of December.  At least from a 1st Draft perspective. I had hoped to finish by the end of November but looking at what else I have on, I think there just isn’t enough time.

I would love to be taking part officially in the November writing competition over at but I’m not writing a brand new novel, so I’m just using the event as inspiration to get my own current novel finished, as well as encouraging others. Those who follow my twitter account and Facebook page will have seen numerous references and encouragements regards Nanowrimo 2014.  To those taking part officially, good luck and enjoy!

But what are the other ‘things’ that are taking up ones time?  They are good things I can assure you.

Being married rocks, and I’m immensely enjoying.  Deborah and I have been making extensive plans for the future, including moving house next year.  She has continued to be an immense encouragement to me in my writing.  As well as this, I’ve continued to help in developing a wargames background material.

For the last 7 weeks I’ve been sending ideas to Rick over at Hairy Studios, who are in the process of developing the skirmish game ‘Wrathborn’.  Rick has given me the ideas in his head and I in turn have fleshed them out.  Races, history, important events, and even right down to the culture and economics of the system have all been developing via this collaboration.

So plenty is happening, lots to keep me occupied.  Hopefully next time I am posting an update I’ll have the 1st draft completed but we’ll see.  I must concede that Shade is definitely the very definition of ‘that difficult 3rd book’.  But it’s getting done!  Till next time.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Keep on writing!

Another long wait between blog posts I know, but things have been proceeding ‘apace’ as they say.  I am immensely enjoying married life and Debs and I have been making plans on moving house in the spring of 2015.

Writing wise, I have written over 40,000 words for Haldred Chronicles: Shade.  That’s a good, proper milestone achieved and the count is still growing at a respectable pace.  Major scenes are fully written and what’s needed now is the branching scenes and some extra descriptions here and there.  I’m happy with the way things have been coming together.

I’ve also been inspired recently with a few more ideas for further Haldred Chronicles books.  These did distract me a bit from my work on Shade but I’ve successfully taken note of them for future reference so not so bad.

The ideas bring the total number of Haldred Chronicles sequel stories to 23.  Yeah, didn’t see that coming.  Am pleased though as it shows that my subconscious is taking an active interest in the idea; it will keep me encouraged.

As well as this I’ve been having additional random story ideas.  These have ranged from 4 ideas I’ve had for additional Horus Heresy novels (a series of books based on the Warhammer 40k game by Games-Workshop and published by Black Library), 2 more Haldred Chronicles spin-offs, as well as a completely random idea spawned from a dream I had.  That particular dream consisted of giant bugs attacking the earth; unoriginal perhaps but still cool.

So the writing is going well, and I’m hoping to be sending my proof readers something soon.  If I can just knuckle down and finish things then Shade will be released November 2014 as planned.  Until next time!


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Summer update!

Whilst my activities blog wise have been scant, my activities in writing and real life have been busy indeed!

The 21st June 2014 was my wedding day, and what glorious day it was.  My wife and I enjoyed the day with friends and family at the wonderful Malone Lodge in Belfast, after the ceremony itself at Windsor Baptist church.  The weather was excellent, the company great, and the day a massive success.

Afterwards, we then headed on our honeymoon to the Baltic sea on a 12 day cruise.  Whilst it wasn’t 12 days of sunshine, it was a wonderful time and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, visiting such places as Helsinki and Copenhagen, as well as Bruges, Tallinn, Oslo and St Petersburg.  Inspiring and beautiful places all.

We’re both back at work now and I’m likewise, back to writing.

I’ve written over 36,000 words now for book 3 and still going strong.  I completed a review of what I had already completed last week and have masses of new ideas to follow up on.  It will not be long before I am contacting proof readers about checking over the first, official draft.

As well as this, I’ve now ideas for 16 additional novels to continue the series.  I’ve kept all these updated overtime and have a good idea how they will all tie together.  Along with prequel and parallel novels there are lot of interesting possibilities for the future of the Haldred Chronicles world!

In the meantime, updates on the blog will probably be few and far between as before, as I pool my time into finishing the book.  I’ll try and keep you all up to date as best I can.  I will continue to be active on social media meantime so for short snippets of information be sure to check the links below.  See you next time!

Twitter = @jgwritesnovels

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Lots of news and fiction!

Blog update 1st June 2014

This will probably be my last blog update for a while, as the final preparations for the wedding are falling into place and of course afterwards, our honeymoon J!

In between planning for the great day, I have still been writing away on Haldred Chronicles: Shade and immensely enjoying the experience. 

This novel is turning into a more complex plot, but I think readers will enjoy it more as I’m operating with now somewhat established characters.  That and I’ve developed my own style to a greater extent.

Whilst blog posts have been few and far between, I’ve continued to be active on the social networking scene.

I now have a presence on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, as well as blogspot.  For those who are on these accounts, please find my links below!

Finally, I thought I would post up the below short piece of fiction.  I presented this at my writing group and they liked it, so I submit it now for all of you to see and hopefully enjoy.  It is by no means polished but can be considered a stand alone aspect of Haldred Chronicles world.

Take care everyone, I’ll be posting again maybe in a months time.  Thank you again for all your support.

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“I don’t need to go clothes shopping.” said Victoria again.
Sandra and Katy, walking either side, both turned to look at her at the same time.  Their eyes scanned her up and down as if regarding a life sized doll as opposed to a living, breathing and mildly pissed off person.
“Yes you do.” The girls observed in unison.
Victoria wondered for a moment whether the two of them were twins in a previous life.

“Come on, it’ll be fun!” said Sandra, trying to infuse the situation with at least a little enthusiasm.  Sandra was one of Katy’s friends, though considering the days activates Victoria was currently labelling her as ‘co-conspirator’.  She was a short stylish young girl, Katy’s age, dressed in a fine blue dress with a flower motif across her front, complemented by a same colour tunic of thick winter material.  Unlike the blond haired Katy, Sandra had black hair, braided up in a bun at the back of her head. She’d small blue eyes and a very smiley face.  Far to smilely as far as Victoria was conserned.

Katy for her part wore a white dress and tunic, her hair as always up in pigtails tied by ribbons and a small fur around her neck for warmth in the still rather chilly winter air.

Victoria looked the most out of place of the three; she wore a burgundy tunic and black leggings, the thick leather belt round her middle bearing a Tornarian rapier and her Council of Peace badge.  Her clothing, as far as she was concerned, was perfect for her day to day activates; the girls thought otherwise.

It had started out as an innocent enough suggestion.  Sandra and Katy had visited on one of Victoria’s rare days off and suggested going out for a ‘girly day’.  Victoria had at first, naturally, suggested she would rather have her brains smashed in by an Ogre.  She had eventually consented, cautiously, to such an arrangement when the girl’s had accepted that a trip out would include visiting the Larrick City Militia shooting club, as well as passing by the National Museum’s newly opened ‘Warrior maidens of the Six Nations War’ exhibition. 

However, as they were making their way into town the girls had leaned more and more toward ‘wouldn’t it be nice’ territory.  Wouldn't it be nice swiftly followed by ‘clothes shopping’.  Victoria had valiantly resisted, but with two teenagers using both charm (“but you've got the body for it”) and manipulation (“wouldn't harm to take a look surely?”) eventually her mental defenses had been cunning breached and the teenagers had succeeded in convincing her to accompany them to parts-I’d-rather-not-go; namely the more trendy section of Larrick cities central market place.

“I’m not that kind of woman.” Victoria grumbled, crossing her arms and attempting to look as uncomfortable with the entire arrangement as she was feeling.

Now, much as a prisoner facing death row, she was being marched toward a foreboding looking (at least to her eyes) clothes shop.  Complete with clean clear glass windows, finely painted shutters and door and, most worrying of all, displays of pink and white dresses in the window.  Victoria’s stomach curled in disgust.

The sign on the door read “Madam Hendricks best flowers and ladies fashions.”

Oh just kill me now.

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“This one’s nice.  I think it would show off your curves nicely!”
Sandra, sadly, didn’t catch Katy’s frantic ‘No! No! No!’ hand gestures from behind Victoria.  Sandra immediately shrunk from the look that Victoria shot at her, as sure as a sniper crossbow bolt.
“I do not need to show off anything.” Victoria growled, eyes having already narrowed.  The young girl took the hint, quickly placing the leggings back when she found them and backing away, so as not to antagonize the Council of Peace investigator further.

Katy, more used to the lioness’s methods of conversation and opinion, was more careful.
“What about this?” she held up a light blue ladies tunic.  “It’s not pink.”
Despite the rather simple statement, this was a fine endorsement for Victoria; especially considering most of the clothing in the shop was various shades of the same off putting colour.
Victoria nodded, keeping a none-committal face but looking the garment over
“I think it would be quite pretty on you.”
Katy caught herself too late.  Victoria’s glare returned.
“I mean in a ‘don’t touch’ kind of way.” Katy hurriedly added.

Sighing, Victoria put the garment onto the rather sparse ‘maybe’ pile and returned to casting her head around the disgustingly cutesy shop and keeping a hand on her stomach in a vain attempt to prevent herself throwing up.

This is just too much she thought, observing the interior and fellow customers.  Dresses that were far too short, leggings that were practically see through and the whole damn facade for the most part edged or coloured in damnable pink, or variations on.  She had, up until entering this store, never thought that there could be so many shades of that particular colour but apparently, there were.  And they were all here, paraded before her for her despair.  Whilst she was a woman and was more than happy to dress stylishly this…well this was just wasn’t right.

The customers were, for the most part, no better.  A variety of young girls clucking to each other in clandestine groups, looking over cloths with shop sell’s people fretting round them and observing how ‘pretty’ they all looked no matter what they tried on.  Nearby, worried looking mothers and fathers in what Victoria considered normal looking clothing, observed from the side lines wearing expressions similar to Victoria’s, looking around the shop trying to disguise their horror.

Kids these days. Hell who am I kidding, adults these days!

There were indeed several trendy adults about the place, cooing at various garments in overly excited manners and grinning too widely once they tried them on.

Whilst Victoria’s brain may have been offended by pretty much everything on offer, it was still a Larrick City Militia trained brain.  One more than capable of noticing things that appeared a little out of place. 

Such as a very out of place looking bearkin.

Victoria frowned.  Yes, that was a bearkin, hard not to miss a 8 foot tall furry combat monster, it’s back to her and slightly hunched over; apparently looking over a variety of women’s dresses.  This was doubly odd as it appeared to be male.  Her curiosity raised Victoria started to wonder over, Katy and Sandra otherwise engaged in complementing each other’s dress choices, apparently having forgotten that Victoria was even there.

As she drew closer, she got a better look at the creature.  The bearkin was clad in leather utility battle plate, one of the few types of armour capable of being fitted to such large creatures.  This would have looked out of place for any other creature in a cloths shop but then bearkin tended to walk around armed and armoured all the time. 

It’s fur was dark grey, and well groomed.  Evidently a bearkin who took care of it’s appearance.  He’d broad shoulders and muscular arms, confirming that he was indeed a fighter.  A long sword was attached to his back on what looked like a custom sheath.  The sword was very familiar looking.

No, it couldn’t be.

“Ralgar?” she inquired hesitantly.
If bearkin could look scared, Ralgar’s expression as he spun round at Victoria’s voice, nearly knocking several dress display’s over, could definitely be read, across the span of race, creed and simple biological makeup, as utterly terrified.
Victoria!” he exclaimed, his black beady eye’s having widened extensively.  “Wah…what are you doing here?”

Ralgar was a mercenary bearkin, often found in Council of Peace employ and one Victoria was familiar with; he was known as an effective tracker and formidable warrior; not exactly the type to be found in a woman’s clothing shop.
“I’m shopping.” Victoria replied, coyly.  She cocked her head to one side, studying Ralgar with a practiced eye.  “And you?” she asked after a deliberate pause.
“Ah…nothing.” he replied lamely.
Oh come on Ralgar you can do better than that. Victoria didn’t say.
“Nothing at all?” she pressed further.  The detective part of her brain was taking over, relishing the distraction Ralgar had unwittingly provided.
“Yes, nothing at all.” Agreed Ralgar.  Unfortunately for him, Victoria was not so easily taken in by blindingly obvious lies.
“So what’s that in your paw then?” she enquired innocently.
“There’s nothing in my paw.” Ralgar replied a fraction too slowly.
He held up his left paw as if to emphasis his innocence.
“The other one.” Victoria ordered.
Ralgar, hands behind his back rather too blatantly transferred what was in his paw from right to left, before raising his right paw.
Victoria shook her head, hands moving to her hips.
“Alright fine it’s…” the Bearkin paused.  “It’s a handkerchief.” He added as a last ditch effort to conceal the truth.  Victoria was ahead of him.
“Handkerchief in the shape of a woman’s dress?”

Ralgar, defeated, just glared at Victoria.  It was an action that would have caused a fight or flee response in anyone else.  For Victoria, it was just a confirmation of her vindication; that and mildly amusing.
“Great ancestors I do hate you woman” he growled.
Victoria smirked just a little.
“Do tell us your tale Ralgar.”
“It’s my eldest.” He said in a lamentable tone.  “She…she wants to look pret-tay.”
“Pret-tay?” queried Victoria, frowning.
“Pretty” Victoria corrected him.
“Whatever.  She’s been attending a new private school that’s been opened to select bearkin.”
“How select?” enquired Victoria, crossing her arms business like; the distraction had turned very interesting.
“Best I can determine that involves bearkin with money.  So, my mate has indicated that our eldest join up.  Four months later and her head’s filled with all sorts of modern…things…”
He practically spat the last word.
“I know what you mean.” Agreed Victoria, looking around at the parade of, to her eyes, awful dress sense that continued to exist across the shop displays.

“There you are.” Said Sandra, coming up behind Victoria.  “oh, and you met a friend!”
“Friend?” queried Katy as she followed Sandra.  She stopped dead, eye’s immediately widening.
“Oh dear.” She managed in a tiny voice as she regarded Ralgar with a look of simple, complete terror.
“Oh come on Katy.” Victoria remarked, seeing the youngster immediate reaction when being confronted with a bearkin.  “you know Ralgar.”
Ralgar was indeed one of the few bearkin Katy was familiar with; he was a friend of Gretna the dwarf’s and hence one of the few bearkin known at the Elks Horn tavern where Katy worked. This, however, didn’t seem to help her primal fear of the race as a whole.
“That’s why I’m not screaming.” Katy replied slowly.  “But you’ll have to accept me still being…” she trailed off.
“Believe me.” Victoria replied.  “Ralgar and I are the terrified ones,”
“Got that right.” Agreed Ralgar, not bothering to hide his shudder as he looked around the shop again and let out an audible grown of discontent.

“What?” Sandra asked but Victoria waved her query away, knowing better than to try and explain. 
“Ralgar is here to get a dress for his daughter.” Victoria indicated.
“She wants to be pret-tay.” Ralgar added by way of explanation.
“Pretty?” queried Sandra
You’re going to get a lot of that Ralgar Victoria didn’t put in.
“We’re trying to make Victoria pretty too!” Sandra said absentmindedly.
Katy snapped out of her shock, and accurately jabbed Sandra in the ribs, making the girl at once winch and realise her mistake.
“I mean ah, prettier.”
Katy, forgetting Ralgar for a moment, just turned to look at Sandra with an expression that could be read as saying the word ‘seriously?’ without the need to vocalize it.

Whilst the two young girls were preoccupied, Victoria leaned in, or more accurately up considering Ralgar’s height, to whisper in his ear.
“Want to get out of here fast?”
“Me too.” Victoria confirmed.  “Follow my lead and you’ll get a dress for your daughter quickly and we’ll both get out of here.”
“Ladies.” Victoria timely interrupted. “perhaps, we should continue?”

Victoria’s plan was rather devious.  She had accurately determined that the primary reason for the girls entering the cutesy shop was not to get Victoria a variety of new cloths, but actually to get themselves a variety of new cloths.  Having studied their habits, she had determined a cunning plan of action that hopefully, would result in her leaving the shop quicker than originally intended and with her wallet not quite as light as she feared.

She had, likewise, a very specific task for Ralgar.

The opportunity to advance came quickly.
“Oh Sandra, that looks lovely.” Victoria commented on seeing the girl examining a nearby dress.  Sandra was surprised.
“Oh?  You really think so?”
“Oh yes, very flattering and you’ve the figure to pull it off.”
The statement was accurately constructed to immediately entice the girls interest.  Sandra wasn’t stupid, indeed far from it; but she was predictable.
“Oh, thank you.” Beamed the girl, looking over the garment.  “Katy, what do you think?”
Katy wondered over and almost immediately adapted a concerned expression.  “Oh Sandra, I…”
“I think it looks just lovely.” Said Ralgar’s voice, appearing behind Katy at the most opportune time and with the most appropriately menacing tone.
Oh nicely done remarked Victoria to herself.
Katy had the predicted reaction, going completely pale and stiff as board at the bearkin’s unexpected close proximity.  It was a cruel and hideously unkind action, and Victoria surmised Katy would probably be giving her an earful later.  But, if the rest of the plan went well, it would result in leaving the shop; a stated and much required objective.

“What was that Katy?” asked Victoria.  “You thought it was nice too didn’t you?”
Katy managed to look over to Victoria.  The sharp little youngster knew exactly what was happening but wasn’t really in a position to argue.  She nodded slowly, defeated, trying to glare at Victoria but unable to effectively with a bearkin uncomfortably close.

“Well, that really saved some time.” Sandra agreed.  “I’ll get this then.  Victoria, what about…”
“Oh I’ve got what I need.” Victoria held up several winter leggings and the only practical tunic she’d been able to find in the store; they were easily the least cutesy looking garments.  They were a small price to pay considering the amount of time and patience saved.

Sandra wasn’t completely taken in Victoria could see, but with Katy’s opinion effectively neutralized and no shop sale’s people about, Sandra had no choice but to take what she had purchased and conclude business; just as Victoria had planned.

All of them headed toward the nearest purchase point, Sandra leading the way confidently with Katy in toll and Ralgar keeping is position just behind the blond haired youngster; just close enough to keep her quiet.

As part of the deal, Victoria whispered in Ralgar’s ear her instructions from behind him.
“Extra large shoulder width, two twenty four, that one over there.  You’ll need to modify for her hips I’d say but play your cards right and you’ll be on her right side and your lady’s for a long time.”
“Nicely done Victoria, appreciated.” Concurred Ralgar
“All in a days work Ralgar.”

Sandra and Katy were waiting for her at the door, disappointed expressions prepared and hands already on their hips.
“That was so mean!” Sandra declared, glaring as best she could at Victoria.  “Poor Katy told me what you did.”
“I didn’t do anything.” Victoria replied innocently.  Katy was glaring at her as well but sadly the two youngsters were not yet skilled in that particular regard; the glare from Katy in particular looked down right adorable.
“That wasn’t very nice.” Katy settled on, crossing her hands and seeming to huff.
“Look, no harm was done.” Victoria advised.  “I got my cloths, Sandra got hers.  Everyone wins.”
The girls remained silent.  They’d probably be huffing with her for a few weeks.

“Anyway, I’m off.” Victoria said, her adventure done for the day.  Or so she thought.
“Where do you think you’re going?” asked Katy rather suddenly.  Victoria turned, frowning.
“Well, home.  We’ve been cloths shopping.”
Both Sandra and Katy suddenly adapted the most devilish looking smiles Victoria had ever observed.  She actually found herself stepping back as the two youngsters approached and with a speed that took Victoria completely off guard, hooked their arms into Victoria’s.

It was Katy who indicated why the change in attitude
“We’ve been to one shop yes.” She said, grinning.  “Let’s see what’s next!”
Victoria gave herself a very serious mental kick as she was lead away.

What a brilliant start to the day…

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Well where have you been?

“Well, where have you been?”

Yes, well.  It’s been a busy few months!

Apologises to my regular readers for the lack of full scale updates, though I have attempted to keep my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn up to date.

Work has been very busy within recent weeks and even now it’s still pretty tough though I’ve adapted to the higher workload.  Wedding prep is going better and I’ve taken the very sensible action of not selling my house until after the honeymoon. This has taken a great deal of stress off both our shoulders!

Meanwhile, in between all this, I have still been writing you’ll be glad to hear.

The good news is Tales of Larrick City has been gone well, with the latest draft submitted to my first round of proof readers (my family).  Unfortunately, it’s not been well received.

Looking at it now I can see why. They said it was too dry and detailed, and having looked through it again myself, I agree.  It’s prehapes ahead of its time.  As a companion book once more of the Haldred Chronicles series is out it would be perfect, but right now, with only two books written so far, it’s just not what’s needed. That and I’ve realized that the name is a little misleading; ‘Tales of Larrick City’ would suggest that the book is mostly short stories set in Larrick City.  Not the series of in-fiction articles that I wrote.  There’s only one of which is an actual story.

So, new plans.  The fiction articles and glossary of terms already written will be stored away for another time.  Likewise, I will write a series of proper short stories and name them ‘Tales of Larrick City’ so that I still get to use Mat’s excellent cover art sometime in the future.  Most pressingly, I will finish work on the true 3rd book in the Haldred Chronicles series.

The book will be called ‘Haldred Chronicles: Shade’ and I’m already at 30,000 words.  So you could say I’m glad that even whilst writing Tales of Larrick City I was still adding to Shade.

It’s likely the book will still not be done until the summer or even beyond.  But I’ll give it a go!

Meanwhile, I have updated my social networking presence.

You can now find me on Tumblr!  Look for this blog at  Basically the exact same post except on Tumblr…yeah.

Likewise, I’ve also created a pinterest account.  Find me at  I’ve already taken the liberty of uploading a few choice images.  Enjoy!

So plenty still going on.  To everyone who has continued to encourage me in my writing, once again, thank you so much.  Until next time everyone J.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Second post of 2014!

Second blog post of 2014!  Long overdue I know but life is busy.

Wedding preparations are proceeding a-pace and it’s been going very well.  We are on schedule!  Despite the busy times, I have still been writing and progress has been good.

Mat, my fantastic cover artist, has come up with a beautiful cityscape picture for the front cover of ‘Tales of Larrick City’.  Not only this, but he has also updated the front covers of Kalla and Alyssa as well!  The modifications are minor, but you all should notice a little extra unifying factor that has been added to the titles.  Check the links below to see the changes.

As for ‘Tales of Larrick City’ itself, of the 7 stories I’ve written in the book, only 1 now remains to finish completely before the whole book is passed to the proof readers.  That and the ‘little extra something’ at the end of the book is almost done as well.  Fortunately it will be easy for you all to find out what that is as the book will be FREE!  As long as Amazon cooperate, which hopefully they will.

As well as book progress, I’ve been getting more involved in the LinkedIn writing community and have been active in several of the groups.  If you’re on LinkedIn yourself, my address is below.

As well as this, my Facebook page has seen a whole lot of extra attention since I started doing more with the LinkedIn groups.  Find it here if you’ve not already visited.

There is of course my twitter account as well which has grown nicely in recent months.

I also recently registered on  Find my author page below :)

So lots going on and lots to look forward too.  Whilst my blog posts won’t be as regular in the future (I’ll try to update at least once a month) I do hope that the next time I am posting I will have completed ‘Tales of Larrick City’ and it will be with my proof readers for checking.

Thanks all, until next time!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Hello 2014!

First blog post of 2014!  Lots to report.

First, and most importantly, I’m getting married.  I proposed to my girlfriend at the start of January, and she said yes.  So my fiancĂ©e and I are very, very happy and celebrated by staying over at the fantastic Slieve Donard hotel that night.  A good start to 2014 I think you’ll all agree.

Even with the immense excitement of this new life event, I have still been writing.  ‘Tales of Larrick City’ I hope to have ready for proof reading by the middle of February at the latest, and out by the end of March.  This short story compendium will be free to download when it comes out and I hope to use the stories in it to further expand on the world of Haldred Chronicles.  I hope you will all enjoy once it’s released.

It’s turned into a good excuse for me to explore a number of different writing styles and expand on little plot hints here and there found in the first 2 books.  That, and it will also include a glossary of terms used in Haldred Chronicles; useful in particular for those un-used to some of the Northern Irish style humour and phases.  Well it is my home country, the mannerisms were bound to slip in!

I’ve also been making progress on the 3rd official Haldred Chronicles novel.  I’ve written almost 30,000 words and I’m really happy with the way things are panning out.  The style will be closer to ‘Kalla’ than ‘Alyssa’ and will further expand on the relationships between the various characters, as well as keeping up with everyone’s favourite characters.

On top of that, I still have a lot of ideas for future novels.  14 if I’m being precise (the number varies from day to day).  I definitely want to keep Haldred Chronicles going and if things pan out properly, you’ll get not 1 but 2 books out in 2014!  Just don’t expect the official 3rd book until maybe the summer.  Meantime, you should all have Tales of Larrick City to keep you interested!

So lots to look forward to and I’ll keep you all informed.  Have a great 2014 everyone.