Greatest birthday card ever from my bro Tom and his family. They know me so well! #JGBallardRead more "Sweet Ballard Birthday!!!"
Part Two of Feral Space is now available to pour into your ears at your leisure. Eleven hours of space opera power read by the incredibly talented Sara Parlier. Yet again Sara’s done an incredible job of evoking my lil’ saga. I love the way she voices my characters. HERE’S A SAMPLE. And here’s […]Read more "The Delighted now out in audio!!!"
Quite epic huh? Maybe it’s somewhere in the Aegean. Ah, but no; because now you’re looking at the base and thinking it’s far too modern for that. So… London, right? Some public park there or, if not, Birmingham or Berlin or some big old world city. But no. These two Ionian columns stand in Swanage, […]Read more "The Epic Gothic Strangeness Of This Quaint Seaside Town"
It’s the mid to late nineties in Chicago and a man comes home to find Spider-man trying to con his girlfriend out of seventy dollars. This incident was just one of several during that decade where both Marvel and DC superheroes pushed their way into this man’s everyday life and acted, well, shamefully. Violence would […]Read more "The Man Who Whupped Spider-Man, Superman and Batman’s Ass."
What the hell? Crazy! I thought I’d be in an asylum by this point. But, yes, I’ve been without nicotine for four weeks now. Okay, so I swapped from cigs to vaping a few years back so maybe I’m not the tough guy the title of this post might lead you to surmise but… well, […]Read more "A Month(ish) Without Nicotine! (And how it’s flibbled my life and writing)"
How cool is that? I mean, just look at it!!! It’s been given to me- and is hand-crafted by- the extremely talented Black Club Books. You should check them out on Twitter; the The Scalpel box is just the tip of that creative iceberg, let me tell ya. So how did this happen? Well, a […]Read more "Just Got Sent This Bespoke Box To Keep My Debut Novel In!!!"
If, like me, you love rising dread in your horror movies (as opposed to shitty jump scares) I recommend you get on Netflix this weekend and have a double bill of ‘February’ (US title ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’) and ‘I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House’. https://jamesworrad.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/34f91-1z2xwpzjj708n6dwr5kgzwa.jpeg They’re both directed and written by […]Read more "Creepy movie goodness"