So. I got nominated for the Kitschies. This is a big thing to me. Cos I never in a million years thought I would get nominated for the Kitschies. I think of it as an award for clever writers who went to university and stuff and don’t have to google what an adjective is when … More Luck, the Kitschies and a Promise.
Awards. I thought I’d write a quick thing about awards. I’m quite reward-ambivalent*, if I’m honest. I do not write for awards and I’ve got a publishing deal with Orbit so in my mind I’ve already won. I’m also, quite embarrassed about the idea of saying ‘hey, vote for me!’ Or possibly it’s more that … More A Quick Thingy About Awards.
Today is a good day for a competition because the French cover for Age of Assassins (Bragelonne Jan 2018) was released, and what a beautiful thing it is. (Keep going past it once your eyes are suitably feasted though, there’s free stuff down there.) Anyway, you’re probably reading this because you follow me on … More (Not) A COMPETITION.
I thought I’d write an article on how to write because A) everyone seems to love stuff like that and B) it’s actually a contractual obligation that all writers do this at some point. The problem with this, you see, is that I genuinely do not know how to write, I just do it. I … More How to Write/Live/Whatever.
Welcome Humans! I am Barbara, the competition weasel, master of competitions and I bring you a competition that may, nay, even will, CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER. See here, Human, a copy of the book, AGE OF ASSASSINS by RJ Barker, author of such books as Age of Assassins and the forthcoming Blood of … More Competition.
I just, out of the blue, remembered a thing that happened a long time ago. I was going to tweet it but it requires set up so I shall put it here. If, like me, you look a little different to what is considered to be ‘the thing’ sometimes people will shout stuff at you … More Confusion.
The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed the looming trees have gone to be replaced by a picture. It’s a detail from a piece called ‘Approaching Maniyadoc’ by the incredibly talented Tom Parker and I think a print of it (not sure what size) will be given away with the hardback special editions of … More Imagery.
Micheal Everest is a man full of joy. http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/age-of-assassins-by-r-j-barker-reviewed.html?m=0
I thought I’d keep a note of some nice reviews on this site of Age of Assassins so I can come here and remember the good old days when everything was lovely and clouds rained down candyfloss each time someone decides they hate it. Dave is clearly a man of charm and integrity. https://espressococo.com/2017/06/06/age-of-assassins-rj-barker/ James … More Reviews
Orbit, August 2017.