Note to aspiring writers
It’s always good to hear from you, and I’m more than happy to answer your questions about the craft of writing and the publishing business if I can.  What I can’t do is undertake to read/critique your manuscript.  Nor can I help you find a publisher or agent.  Sorry, but if I said yes to the many requests I get I’d spend all my time reading your work and never doing my own.  The best advice I can offer if you want to be a writer is … write.  A lot.  And read copiously too, to learn from the way others do it. 
Good luck!


For me, that is.  Because 2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of the UK publication of the first two volumes in my Orcs: First Blood trilogyBodyguard of Lightning in April 1999 and Legion of Thunder in October.  The third volume, Warriors of the Tempest, appeared the following year.  I can’t believe that two decades have shot past so quickly. 

Here are the covers of that original printing of the trilogy, with art by Chris (“Fangorn”) Baker, and the cover of the omnibus edition: