The Last Shield news

Hi all, I have some good news about publication progress on The Last Shield. Audiobook The audiobook is progressing nicely - the way it usually works is that an author will get a handful of narrators with availability submitting a test-reading, and after a listen, I get to submit my preferences. I've indicated a strong preference on this one, with an amazing narrator who will make The Last Shield into an incredible audiobook. Proof The proof copy of The Last Shield has been read through and submitted to Angry Robot Books and everything is now in place and proceeding for publication on August 13th. Something...Special Something special is also coming, but I can't reveal it yet...but OOOOOHHHH.

Darkest City: Head Games screenplay award

Well that was a nice email to wake up to: Congratulations! Your screenplay, Darkest City: Head Games, placed as a Quarter Finalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Fall 2023 Competition! This was a lower-budget fantasy screenplay I adapted from the world of The Traitor God, based on Head Games, the short story prequel to that novel.

Bargain Alert: Barnes and Noble have a whopping 25% off pre-orders of THE LAST SHIELD

Bargain Alert: Barnes and Noble have a whopping 25% off pre-orders of THE LAST SHIELD right now! (Premium members get an additional 10% off.)

The Last Shield - coming August 13th.

The cover for my next book, THE LAST SHIELD has just been released! Coming August 13th. The ancient forest realm of Sunweald is bordered on two sides by far mightier nations – a precarious situation. At its centre, the Sunweald Palace is home to the Lord Regent and the heir to the throne, together with numerous precious and powerful artefacts. The Palace is protected by the realm’s elite Shields, dedicated to guarding the royal line against all foes. A group of vicious brigands called the Wildwood Reivers have been stealing arcane artefacts and smuggling them across the borders, out of Sunweald. And the objects they most desire are stored in the mystical Wyrm Vault, hidden away deep in the bones of the earth, within the walls of the Palace itself. As political and religious tensions mount, Sunweald’s druids prepare to enact rituals for the Summer Solstice – but the Wildwood Reivers and their treacherous allies have other plans. It falls to Briar, the commander of the Shields, to d

Grimdark Magazine #37

Grimdark Magazine #37 is out this week, featuring a story of mine from the world of The Maleficent Seven! Titled 'Birth of a Demonologist', it serves as a little bit of an origin story for Black Herran's journey into wielding the terrifying powers of of Hellrath.

Another Two Book Deal With Angry Robot

Hi folks, After sitting on this news for a good while, it's all official now and announced by the Bookseller - Angry Robot have bought two more standalone books from me! Angry Robot has bagged a two-book deal from Cameron Johnston including The Last Shield, a "high-octane adventure" novel. Publisher Eleanor Teasdale acquired world English language rights from Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock in a five- figure deal. The Last Shield will be published August 2024. "Cameron Johnston is the go-to for fantasy books that cut your throat and break your heart, and The Last Shield is no exception," said Wilson. "It’s a high-octane adventure story told with all his trademark bloodshed, energy and humour." The Last Shield follows Briar, the commander of the shields, who must defend the palace, and its artefacts, from the "vicious brigands" known as the Wildwood Reivers. The novel is being pitched as "gender-bent ’Die Hard’ set in a mysterio