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Happy New Year From This Word Monkey!


Hola, and welcome to 2016.  I hope all your holidays were fun and filled with whatever libations you enjoy most. Of course now the break is over and it’s back to the keyboard….. kind’ve.

The fam and I have come down to Rye on the Mornington Peninsula for some R&R before the day jobs start again, but for some of the us the work never ends, eh?  So right now you find me in the hellish, temporary office slaving away…..

I know, it’s awful.

But seriously, with the kids ready for the beach at pretty much every moment and wineries to go explore I still do need to get the works down.  It’s now 7:45am and I’ve been up since six, editing down some sci fi background for Mantic games.  It’s important to grab what times you can to write, and if you don’t have any to grab, make some. History is written by the people who set their alarm clocks quietly very early and woke up before the screaming starts.  I think Napoleon said that.

But I think I hear the first stirring of little feet, so I have to go. Have fun.


Me in Ironwatch, Two Times!


I’m a bloody idiot.  No, no, don’t correct me… oh, you weren’t… well regardless, the initial sentiment remains.  Why?  Well Ironwatch, the fan magazine for Mantic Games came out a while ago, and it features stories by me, and forgot to tell you.  And my level of stupidity is double because it came out not once, but twice!  If you like quick and dirty sci fi short fiction I hope I delivered, and it tantlises you enough to keep checking back, because that bad boy is going to be spread across four issues.

I’m pretty certain I’ve written about Mantic before, but if not and you like free fiction (did I mention it was free?), and wargaming then go check it out.  The guys there have got some solid IP going on in their universes which I’m happy to pick apart in my own writing.

Oh, and keep an eye on the next issue.  I’ll have something on their new game Dreadball in there too…