Down the hill we ran

What a hectic time it has been! Where to begin?

CANCON 2019

This year I attended my first convention. Set under the blazing summer sun, CanCon was everything I was promised and then some. Gamers of all ages gathered, played games and made new friends. I was set up in the Artist Alley, surrounded by some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Links will be getting posted ASAP! Also please check my Instagram feed for photos and shout outs in the comments! We have some amazing talent in Australia, be sure to check them out. This is just a very small number of the people who I worked with personally. Please check out CanCon’s website to find links for others. I will continue to find details and update when I can.

https://www.swordsmagicanddragons.com/

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AttireDolls

@Jazzrawrz

GetCatty

LunaRuneIllustrations

JUGGER

What do you get when you cross LARP with Sportsball? Jugger! Based on the dystopian Australian movie ‘The Blood of Heroes’ from back in the 80s, this sport is a hectic fast paced game where two teams, kit out with gear looks like it belongs in the 90s tv show Gladiators, battle to get a dogskull to the other side of the field. Not only is the sport a lot of fun, but the community is wonderful.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/JuggerAustralis/

SHARDS

Shards received it’s first published review! Woo! The review team at Aurealis Magazine have given my latest novel a very fair review. Mostly good, while calling out one or two things that I can improve upon- in other words my favourite kind of review! I can only hope the reason behind my male driven plot in Shards is forgiven when book two in the series is released (There are story reasons, I promise!!!)

If that wasn’t enough Dark Heart 2 has begun. So if you pardon me, I have some writing to do!

Tango in a Teacup Audiobook is now available for direct download!!!

With much excitement I would like to announce the audiobook edition of Tango in a Teacup is now available for download on my website! Woo!

The download is a zipped folder to help conserve download limits (it’s about 110mb) and all the audio is saved in the MP3 format for easy compatibility with all devices. There’s 71 tracks and the total play time is roughly 85 minutes - perfect for the long commute (or short commute once you add Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane traffic!)

It was a big project and I could not have done it alone. A huge shout out to my audio engineer/recording artist Julia for all the work you put into this project. Also a big thanks to Erin Geil for putting the first review for Tango onto Goodreads - it was a major boost and I really appreciated hearing your feedback! Finally a massive thank you to my Mum for constantly believing in me and making muffins when writer fatigue set in.

Alright, that’s all for today folks!

Love audiobooks? Why not mention your favourites in the comments section and highlight what about them enraptured your ears!

Welcome one and all!

Hi there!

My name is Chris and this is my blog for 2019!

My new website is now (mostly) live, so please pop by and leave a comment with your thoughts on the design! This year there is so much happening! For example, Tango in a Teacup will be out in audiobook format soon. Seasons of the Soul now has a hardcover edition with added watercolours which really bring the imagery to life - although they are only available at a very selected number of venues so get in quick.

I hope your Christmas was Merry, your New Year exciting and the months ahead filled with good books.

Onward! To the new horizon of 2019!