December 30, 2016
BlogNews, books, writing
star trek, conventions, Allan Quatermain, podcasts, blogs
It seems to be the general consensus that the last twelve months has cumulatively amounted to a pretty shitty year. It’s definitely had its moments, and most of them have seemed bad. On a personal front we as a family have had some down times in 2016, but we’ve also experienced some profoundly incredible moments.
Writing wise I’ve also had some disappointments this year with work not getting published as originally planned; but that’s all part of the game. The year finished strong with two new books published that contained some of my work. So keep a look out for:
Quatermain: The New Adventures Vol. 2 – that contains my new short story “Stones of Blood,” that takes Quatermain from the streets of London, and an encounter with a certain young consulting detective, to the battlefields of the first Boer War in search of diamond smugglers.
Outside In Boldly Goes – that includes “Trouble in Tombstone” – An alternate report of the events of the classic Star Trek episode Specter of the Gun.
Some of the other highlights of 2016 have included (in no particular order):
- My weekly blog post series at the OpenText Blog, as well as a new monthly column at CMS Wire.
- A return to doing movie reviews for RevolutionSF
- Fun times at various conferences and conventions including the Content Marketing World, Lavacon, DX Summit, Peoria Comic Con, Comicpalooza, Armadillocon, and WizardWorld Austin.
- Guesting on several podcasts such as Batman vs James Bond, Pros@Cons, White Rocket and more.
- Having two of my stories recorded as Audio Book versions on Audible.
- and of course writing a lot of stuff that’s still in the pipeline that will be published next year.
Talking of next year I’ve decided to drop the (mainly) monthly Ramble format for this newsletter and instead I’m planning on diving back into my archives to present some behind the scenes stuff, as well as some insights into current projects, on a (hopefully)more frequent basis.
Look out 2017 – it’s going to be fun.
September 30, 2016
BlogNews, Travel, writing
Batman, blogs, Business Writing, content strategy, customer experience, facebook, instagram, James Bond, linkedin, tumblr, twitter, U.N.C.L.E.
Something a little different this month. Instead of an update of various writing topics, I thought it was about time I did an updated collection of notes about where you can find me online.
I’m doing a lot of business related writing at the moment, particularly around the subjects of Content Strategy, Content Marketing, and Customer Experience. You can find new blog posts weekly at the OpenText Blog, as well as a new monthly column at CMS Wire. I’m also re-posting selected blogs on LinkedIn and The Content Pool website. If social media is more your style I post links to most of the articles on @TheContentPool Twitter account, and on The Content Pool Facebook page.
Several of my pop-culture projects have their own dedicated sites online.
- Batman – Check out the ongoing history of Batman publications at “Batman on the Cover” on Tumblr, or Instagram.
- James Bond – For updates on the progress of the James Bond Lexicon, general Bond news, and a weekly Bond Trivia quiz follow the BondLexicon Twitter account; of follow us on Tumblr for Bond related artwork.
- U.N.C.L.E. – Likewise we have Twitter and Tumblr accounts charting the work underway on the U.N.C.L.E. Lexicon project.
- Although not directly related to any writing projects I also have a Tumblr account that celebrates my love of plastic model kits, and their box art.
For more general writing news, as well as this website, you can follow my writer’s page on FaceBook, or via my profiles at Amazon or Goodreads.
And for general day-to-day stuff, wacky observations, the occasional bit of news, and to experience my passion for motor-sports, space, history, and many other strange things you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr.
So hope to see you around the web somewhere…