Just wanted to let you know, my first (and not the last) interview about working on Master Thief is now available to download and read in Big Finish's Magazine! http://bgfn.sh/vortex
Reminder - Master Thief is waiting for you to download from October 7th and you can pre order it here: https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-time-lord-victorious-short-trips-master-thief-lesser-evils-2260
I can't believe it's just over a month away now!
Hello everyone, this is your warning that if you want me make a fool of myself with my Ian and Barbara Round on the Quiz of Rassilon Sunday you have until tomorrow to sign up with a team, join a team, or play on your own...
To play #DoctorWho & the @QuizOfRassilon
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So I was finally able to announce this joyous news on Wednesday. I've written something for the Time Lord Victorious Project for Big Finish, and not just any old something...
Who knew a text would result in my writing for the first tv incarnation of the Master - as played by Roger Delgado!
My short story is in a set with the wonderful Simon Guerrier, as part of the new ambitious Big Finish Project Time Lord Victorious. Here's the blurb:
"The Master wants to plunder one of the most secure vaults in the universe, the Repository. He's got a plan, and a deadly new weapon to assist him. However, as the Master quicky discovers, getting in might be easy, but getting away with it might cost him everything."
I still can't quite believe I've been asked to write anything for this project, and I'm incredibly grateful for the support of the Big Finish crew for putting their faith in me.
Master Thief and Lesser Evils will be released in October 2020
Cover Artist: Anthony Lamb
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Executive Producer: Nicholas Briggs & Jason Haigh-Ellery
Music: Richard Fox @ FoxYason Studios
Narrator: Jon Culshaw
Producer: Alfie Shaw
Script Editor: Simon Guerrier & Alfie Shaw
Sound Design: Richard Fox @ FoxYason Studios
Written by: Simon Guerrier & Sophie Iles
Senior Producer: David Richardson
I can't talk about much at the moment regards work as it's all very hush hush for the next few weeks. However, I can tell you that if you want to hear me babble about one of my favourite historicals, The Aztecs, you can find a podcast where I do so here:
It's been a very stressful time recently, for all of us. Friends and family I know are either putting themselves on the line to fight a virus we never thought would touch our daily lives - others jobless, fearful of their futures.
And the wonderful Emily Cook led a campaign of joy and positivity, gathering fans of Doctor Who around the world to rewatch episodes we love and adore. She's brought old showrunners, directors, writers, creatives, actors and all into the fray giving us new insight and new stories about a world we love to escape too.
Today, I can now reveal my hand in it in this magic.
I was given the honour to work on a small intimate project: a new short story by Steven Moffat. Illustrations were needed and of anyone she could have picked Emily asked me. Deadlines be damned, how could I possibly say no?
Below is my work for the Raggedy Doctor, turned around in less than 24 hours and I had the opportunity to work with people I never dreamt I would. Somebody pinch me!
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed working on it. The link to the video is here:
I've been invited very recently on a few podcasts about the current Doctor Who series which has been pretty exciting. I share ideas on different stories, and in the case of Who & Company share my love of my other favourite TV show - The Librarians.
It was wonderful to be invited on and if you fancy a listen, the links are down below!
Who and Company:
Surprise! I’m one of this months featured writers for Doctor Who Magazine where I talked about Sophie Aldred's book, At Childhood's End! Which you can purchase at your local newsagents, or online with a digital copy at https://pocketmags.com/doctor-who-magazine
I had some wonderful news this evening. My story 'A Single Wolf Grey and Gaunt' came strong second as Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Short Story 2019 in the Critters Readers' Choice Poll.
Thanks to everyone who voted and read and enjoyed my story and thank you to James Bojaciuk, Nicole Petit and M. H. Norris for helping and editing and supporting me with my first published short story!
Find the announcment and links to purchase the story here: https://18thwall.com/blue-ribbon-days-2020-the-critters-readers-poll
"Thunder called its warning..."
2019 has not been the best year for me personally, with the loss of my mother still so heavy, it's hard to think about the positives.
But something magical happened to me this year. I was contacted about doing a subscriber short trip, as a new writer for Big Finish Productions, creating a story for one of my favourite Doctors.
After pitching the idea, a story set in a period of history I was already familliar with, which was approved I then wrote 5,000 words and created something I hoped entertain the subscribers. What was amazing was spending time at Ladbroke Audio where I was given such a warm welcome and the wonderful Stephen Critchlow was a pleasure to have him record my story.
Listening to someone else read something I had written, and then knowing others would get the chance to listen to has been the proudest moment of the year. Big Finish have been amazing to work for and I hope that it won't be the last time.
Today it's out for the subscribing world to listen to. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I did say that something was coming. Oh it's a coming.
As this is my last charity anthology as an editor, I wanted to focus on what we I love best about the show, and the theme relating to the most recent things going on my life. So I present to you 'A Hand to Hold' A Charity Anthology about the biggest family in the universe....
A sneakpeak and the details for the guidelines for writers below.
Artists, keep on the look out before the end of the year!
Entry Date for Story Pitches: November 23rd 2019 12am GMT.
Email your pitch in a word document with the title ‘A Hand To Hold’ Submission and your name to email@example.com
"There is no bigger family in the universe than the one the Doctor created.
This is a charity anthology to celebrate the characters and relationships we’ve come to love during the show’s 56 year run. From the First Doctor and his treasured Susan, to the Doctor being a father figure to Ace, to Sarah Jane tinkering around Bannerman Road with Luke and Sky, they’re all so important to us. For A Hand to Hold, we’re looking for stories with heart, and family at its center, even if it’s the family the Doctor has given us along the way.:
Proceeds from the anthology will go to Mount Edgecumbe Hospice in Cornwall, where my mother was recently a patient. Their outstanding work is funded only in part by the government and would be great to raise some more money to keep the hospice running smoothly....
Check out the details for the rest of the guidelines....
Due to COVID19 all of my events have been cancelled/prosponed until further notice.