My new Kickstarter project has launched!
For those of you who enjoyed my Argleton project, you might be interested to know that I’m doing it all over again! Queen of the May, my new... Read more
And we have a winner!
Congratulations to Jason Lee, winner of the Argleton geogame. Jason actually managed to solve the puzzle in a few hours, which quite surprised me. I honestly wasn't expecting it to be... Read more
Argleton geogame sent to backers
All Argleton backers should check their email as you should now have a fun little something to do over the Christmas break, or even before: the Argleton geogame! The email explains... Read more
Kickstarter write Argleton blog post
Kickstarter's Cassie Marketos wrote a lovely blog post about Argleton, which made me very happy indeed. It mentions the geogame, which you may be thinking that I've forgotten... I haven't. I... Read more
Just a quick heads-up to let you know that if you'd like Argleton in epub, mobi, html or text formats, you can now get them off my website. If you... Read more
I'm delighted to announce that all copies of Argleton are now winging their way - in some cases, literally - to you as we speak! Yay!
Believe it or not,... Read more
All binding now complete!
Wow, it took me a while, but I got there in the end! The last of the bookbinding has been done and the last six books are drying on my... Read more
Signature level hardbacks complete!
Very excited to say that the Signature hardbacks, which are covered with a specially printed and laminated paper cover, are all complete! I did the last batch today and they... Read more
It's very exciting, and a bit nerve-wracking, to be able to say that the first Argleton hardback is currently drying on my shelf, squished flat by four of the heaviest... Read more
Thunderbirds Are Go!
Today is a rather exciting day, as I've taken delivery of the paperbacks, book blocks, endpapers and cover papers for Argleton. Hooray! Now, of course, I need to fold and... Read more
Argleton has gone to print!
Phew! It's taken me ages to get here, but finally the big red metaphorical button has been pushed and Argleton has gone to print! Of course, it's right before a... Read more
No sleep til Argleton
Oof, it's been a bit mental here since I last updated you! I've had a trip to Mumbai and four reports to write, three of them quite sizeable, and one... Read more
I spent much of the weekend before last putting together the 'surprise' which, because it's a surprise, is going to be a little tricky to talk about without ruining it... Read more
It's all gang agley! Well, not all...
As the oft quoted Rabbie Burns once said, 'the best laid schemes o' mice an' men / gang aft agley', and things have indeed gone a little bit agley here.... Read more
A quick update before Christmas!
We've had a few wrinkles with the printing, which is to be expected given that this is the first time I've done this! The first test print didn't come out... Read more
We now have an ETA!
I'm excited to report that I should be able to go to press within the next week. This means I can finally estimate a time of arrival: hopefully I'll be... Read more
Argleton redraft complete
When I last updated you, I had put Argleton-the-story away for a while so that I could get a little bit of critical distance from it and let my subconscious... Read more
The final prototype
It has been three weeks since my last update, and I've been hard at work behind the scenes. Whilst the story continues to mature in the back of my mind,... Read more
Second draft complete!
I'm very happy to say that I have finished the second draft of Argleton! It wound up coming in at a bit over 17,000 words, which is quite a bit... Read more
More ream cutter news, poll results & writing!
As you know, getting a ream cutter was a pretty important step for me, as it will help reduce the time taken to trim book blocks and boards. The problem... Read more
Argleton on Constructively Productive
Before I came away on holiday, Thursday Bram from Constructively Productive asked me a few questions about Argleton and Kickstarter. If you'd like to check out my answers, they are... Read more
This is the first-ish draft of the first scene of my upcoming novelette, Argleton. I think it's fair to say that everything is subject to change between here and the... Read more
Argleton on Un:Bound
Adele and Vincent over on the Un:Bound blog invited me to write about Kickstarter and this project, so I did! I talk a little bit more about my motivation and... Read more
Help spread the word
We are doing really well here, with the project now 52% funded. That is very exciting indeed! But in order to hit our target, we need to further spread the... Read more
Object of my desire: a ream cutter
The other week when I was preparing the book blocks for my most recent set of notebooks, I realised how hard it is to neatly trim thick blocks. These notebooks... Read more
Blog post from Allan Jenkins
Allan Jenkins has written a really lovely blog post about this project. He says,
It should take about 30 minutes to drive from Liverpool to Argleton, out in the Lancashire... Read more
Some my notebooks
For the last few months I've been making small A6 notebooks. They're pretty easy to make, although there are a multitude of little things that one has to get just... Read more
Are you having issues with Amazon Payments?
Some non-Americans occasionally have problems with the Amazon payment system when it refuses to let them change their country when giving their address. The Kickstarter discussion thread on this issue... Read more