(available from all good book stockists on 10th January 2019)


For any collectors out there, Goldsboro Books are once again offering a special, limited edition hardback of HUNTED with red sprayed page edges. It’ll be numbered and signed and delivered to your door. There are only a few copies left so buy your copy now to before they run out.



DEFENDER is in the January 99p Kindle Sale (and the BUY 2 PAPERBACKS FOR £7 DEAL) on Amazon. Click here if you’d like to buy a copy.

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Wolverhampton Literary Festival

How to Find a Literary Agent with Anna Stephens and G X Todd

Saturday 2 February – 1.15pm-2.15pm (60 mins)
Contemporary Room, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street.
£2 (Buy tickets here)

Come along to a talk from two local speculative fiction authors on their routes to publication with a particular focus on finding and securing that most elusive of beasts: the literary agent. They will discuss what an agent does, what they expect from an author and how the two work together on idea generation, editing and securing publishing deals. More information here.

Writing the Fantastic with Stephen Aryan, Anna Stephens and G X Todd

Sunday 3 February – 4.30pm-5.30pm (60 mins)
Lighthouse, Chubb Building, Fryer Street
 Tickets: £2

At present, fantasy and science fiction are two of the most popular genres in mainstream media across films, TV, games and books.

Join three local SFF authors, Stephen Aryan, Anna Stevens and G X Todd, as they discuss why they write fantasy and sci-fi, their inspirations, what they love about these genres and how they are the perfect mirror for talking about current issues in the real world. (For more information about the event, click here.)



Monday 25th February, 8pm (GMT)

Our monthly #ReadWomenSF Twitter chat. This month’s book is TBA.



I also took part in some ThankBookFor interviews and podcasts with Tom. The last batch of live interviews were the wonderful Zen Cho, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Emma Newman and RJ Barker at Edge-Lit Derby.


Podcasts and events, all centred around stories and the people who tell them.

We have interviews with authors (Joanne Harris, Claire North, Beth Lewis, Mike Gayle, Helen Fitzgerald, Jen Williams, Peter Newman, Laura Lippman and many more), comedians (such as Sara Pascoe and Rachel Wheeley), industry folk in publishing, as well as a whole raft of others. Click here to explore.

Driven By Words

A podcast series that was briefly hosted on board Walsall Mobile Library. We invited authors aboard for a lovely scenic drive and cozy chat. Listen to:

Polly Ho Yen – author of The Boy in the Tower and Where Monsters Lie (longlisted for the Carnegie Medal).

Kit de Waal – author of My Name is Leon and The Trick to Time (Penguin Viking).

John Connolly – author of the Charlie Parker series, one of my all-time favourite books The Book of Lost Things (Hodder & Stoughton), and two short story compilations.


Find DEFENDER and HUNTED to buy on Amazon (in hardback, paperback, e-book and audio).