Saturday, December 23, 2006

Compliments of the season

I would imagine compliments of the season might include "That's an impressive Yule log" and "Your beard is looking particularly fluffy and white" and "Nice manger".

Anyway, I'm off to Christmas-land (by way of my wife's birthday-land, which happens on Christmas Eve) so I just wanted to wish everyone who stops by here a smashing Christmas and a splendid New Year, and I hope Santa brings you what you wanted.

Which reminds me, my daughter once sang (before she knew the real words) "Santa baby, put a sabre under the tree for me."

Pah rappa pum pum, everyone.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The secret's out

Well, hurrah. Seems I can finally mention that Big Secret Project in public.

This summer I was approached by the Beeb to write one of the first tie-in novels to the (Dr Who spin-off) TV show Torchwood. My book - Border Princes - is one of three that are going to be released early in the New Year. It was huge fun to write, and made all the more fun by the fact I got to read scripts, see the pilot in advance, and visit the set, all so I could arm myself with enough data to write a novel.

I’m pleased with the result (and the other two novels - by Andy Lane and Peter Anghelides - are positively jim dandy too), so come and see what I do when I’m plunked down in a contemporary setting for a change, without the scenery of the Imperium to hide behind.

Oh, and big thank you to all the posters - regular, semi-regular and newbie - who’ve been commenting on these blogs. Quite a dialogue, and I thank you for it. Keep the comments rolling in.

Joke of the week

Q: How many salesmen does it take to change a light bulb?
A: I’m just working the figures out now, but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.