Thursday, March 12th, 2015

You don’t need me to tell you that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The chances are high that you already know. The chances are extremely high, if you’re reading this blog-post, if you’ve heard of […]

Iain and Al Speak Geek

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

What could be a nicer way to spend time than to chat to podcaster, writer and Winterhill cover-artist Al No? Very little, so I’ve done just that. We talked about comics, and books, and Doctor […]


Friday, November 28th, 2014

Hey, come on, take a break. Just stop listening to Serial for five minutes, OK? Just five minutes. That’s all I ask of you. It’s gone huge, though, hasn’t it? Every water-cooler discussion concerns “why […]

Help the Cute

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I’m just back from Negumbo in Sri Lanka where in between writing some pretty explosive scenes for the finale of my next book, (on a beach, via wifi: THE FUTURE IS HERE) I met lots […]

Series One: the stories behind the stories

Friday, September 26th, 2014

You know you’re on the way to being a proper writer when someone asks you “where do you get your ideas from?” and there are two ways to handle this enquiry. The first response is […]