richardsreality.com has been updated, with new info, extra photographs, and an extended bibliography. Shame to lose the wonderful Paul Lowe covers from my Home Page — for ‘Postcards from Terri’ and ‘Ghost Dance’ — but Sarob Press is, alas, no more. And besides, ‘PfT’ and ‘Under the Ice’ (from ‘Ghost Dance’) are now available in paperback, in ‘No-Man and Other Tales’. There’ll be another brief update when ‘Passport to Purgatory’ comes out. And then I plan a big expansion of the site next Autumn, when ‘Dark Raine’ hits the bookstands.
Disaster strikes part deux (or should that be d’oh?). I was due to attend, on consecutive nights, the Crime Writers’ Assocation Xmas bash, and the British Fantasy Society’s equally festive open evening, with my new collection ‘No-Man and Other Tales’ being launched at the latter. And I had to miss both due to an injured back. My social life has not been what it should be for the past couple of months. Roll on 2008.
My forthcoming novel ‘Dark Raine’ has now become ‘Dark Rain’. It’s always sad when a good, hard-working E loses its job, but such is life. I’m hard at work right now on the final draft. Oh, and Happy New Year, everyone.