August PSA, SEVEN WONDERS extract and giveaway, and the Blog North Awards

I need to start with a little PSA first: I have a book coming out this month/early September (Seven Wonders), and I also have a book I need to finish (The Age Atomic), which means my online time for the next few weeks is basically going to be limited to news and updates related to the former. That, I’m afraid, is just the way it is during a publication month! So, without further ado…

  • Over at you can read an exclusive extract from Seven Wonders!
  • Over at All Things Urban Fantasy, take a trip to San Ventura, California, with one of the stars of the book, Jeannie, in Deadly Destinations. And while you’re there, I’m answering questions about Seven Wonders, and writing in general, in the comments – feel free to join in!
  • And All Things Urban Fantasy are giving away two copies of Seven Wonders as well – see the Deadly Destinations post for more information and your chance to enter. The competition is running for a month.
  • And finally, over at Angry Robot, I give a rundown of my five favourite superheroes… there may be a surprise or two in there!

There’s a couple of important event announcements to make as well. The other day I mentioned I am going to be a guest at the Morley Literature Festival in October (details here) –  I’m also pleased to announce that I’m guest of honour the same month at the Blog North Awards, which are being held at the Deaf Institute in Manchester on Wednesday, October 17th, at 7.30pm. I’ll be doing a reading alongside the other guests, and will take part in an on-stage interview and Q&A. You need to get tickets for this (£6/£4 concessions) – you can find all the information about the event, and buy your tickets, from here.