Tuesday, 27 June 2017

#NoOneMessesWithTheThievesGuild

If anyone is anywhere near me, please bear with me. I’m at that stage of writing this series of books where I’m listening to music that makes me cry, and getting dragged back to all the worst times I’ve ever been through, and I’m choosing to do it because none of it is very far away.
I give my MCs a hard time to deal with the hard times. Some of them are only here because of the hard times (thank you, Hil).
I’ve been avoiding it for the past two years because I’ve not been able to deal with it and (ironically) the two books I’ve written in that time have probably been darker than any of the big books (yes, YA is amazing to write). But back to the big stuff, a bright green notebook and all my darkest fears.
So if you see me anywhere, please give me a hug. I need one.
#NoOneMessesWithTheThievesGuild

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Yes, Book Five is next!


Apologies if you’re wondering… but yes, Darkest Fears (Book Five) is next. I promise.
I’ve been sidelined again. Not intentional. As I’ve been explaining to anyone who has asked, it’s been a bit of a tough year and with the end of Four being so intense, I’ve needed the breathing space that Kheris gave me for anther year… hence LCs second book, Beyond Redemption.
But now that that’s out, I am back to Five. And yes, it’s dark, fraught, and as fast as ever.
I do still have at least one more Origins book planned for LC (might be another three…) but Five will be out next. And Six is in development.
So I’m giving them all a hard time. I have a bottle of Kraken lined up for when it gets really dark. I’m hoping the new Linkin Park album will be good (but listening to old stuff in the meantime). And I’m very much enjoying Tottenham being up there chasing for the top spot in the league and playing some awesome football. Glory glory days…

The new Thieves’ Guild book, Beyond Redemption (Thieves’ Guild Origins: LC Book Two) is out now and available in paperback and eBook on Amazon

Thursday, 5 January 2017

#amwriting… but what? (warning: spoilers)


It’s 2017 already! I’m in the middle of my winter hibernation so apologies for not being in touch much (best wishes for the New Year btw!).
I am still writing the fifth book in the main Thieves’ Guild big series (Darkest Fears) but I must admit, I’ve been kind of hijacked by LC again and I’m working on his second book (Hil’s in it – they’re teenagers – how could I not be hijacked by the two of them?!). I have a title for it and the cover is almost ready (!). I’ll be in touch with that soon.
I have to admit also that I’ve been writing a load of stuff that will never make it into a book… the FOB from the middle of book four and the end of four featuring heavily in stuff I’m not quite done with. And I’ve been dabbling with book six too (I know, I know, I can’t help it). It’s all adding in to the whole big story of it all, though. And as much as it’s all just handwritten, illegible scribbles in my notebook at the moment, I might send some of it out into the world at some point.
In the meantime, a belated but very big thank you to everyone I met here there and everywhere last year for their support and encouragement. I love writing this stuff and I’m immensely grateful to everyone who has been in touch to say they’ve enjoyed reading it.
Will be in touch soon.
Cheers,
CGH