The David Gemmell
Awards for Fantasy



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!

28.12.22 - 12.11.18

As it happened, at the time I first met Marvel’s Stan Lee my girlfriend’s name was Joan.  And, of course, that was the name of his wife, too.  When this came up in the conversation he thought I was kidding.  Once he realised it was true he found it hilarious.  “Tell you what,” he said.  “I’ll be Stan one and you’re Stan two. The girls can slug it out.”

A lovely man.  RIP, Stan.  Number one, always.