FantasyCon 2017

Now that the programme for FantasyCon 2017 has been finalized, here’s what my schedule will look like:

Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, on Friday 29 September, at 4:30pm, in Panel Room 3

“The fantastic realms we write our stories in are often based on some real historical context. Join our panel in exploring the different historical research that can be necessary to create robust fantasy fiction, whether set in the primary world or in an invented one.”

Participants: Sandra Unerman (mod), Daniel Godfrey, Irene Soldatos, Peter McLean, Andrew Knighton, David Stokes


Writing Research, on Sunday 1 October, at 1:30pm, in Panel Room 1

“They always say a writer’s internet history would be alarming. There are stories about ‘ride alongs’ and all sorts of adventures in the name of authenticity. What do our panel research, how do they research it and how does it help their writing?”

Participants: Iain Grant (mod), Irene Soldatos, Joely Black, Tiffani Angus, Jacey Bedford


I will also be doing a READING, on Saturday 30 September, at 6:00pm.

I hope to see you there! Come say hello. Don’t be shy!

Hannah’s Bookshelf

On Saturday, 9 September 2017, you can catch me chatting with Hannah on North Manchester FM. We’ll be talking about fiction, history and research, books in general, and even musicology. And I’ll be telling her which three books I’ll save when the apocalypse comes. There’ll also be music, so you don’t get bored.

Here you can listen to previous shows on Hannah’s Bookshelf, and see what’s coming up.