If you blog or Insta or YouTube or, er, MySpace about books then you can now request a copy of my fantasy novel ‘Pennyblade’ on NetGalley. You’ll get a free book and I’ll be very gratified. Titan Books has announced the gripping, savaley funny, epic fantasy called Pennyblade by J.L. Worrad, which is set for […]Read more "NEWS: Pennyblade Available On NetGalley"
It’s at the 1:40 mark. Imagine my jaw dropping when, while watching the latest FNWDG (as I typically do) my name gets mentioned and my book cover gets shown. There’s that half second of thinking some live TV prank is being played on you before realising what’s happening is true and your fave Youtube fantasy […]Read more "Pennyblade Cover Shown On Fantasy News With Daniel Greene!"
This is the big announcement I’ve been hinting at! Titan Books are releasing my fantasy novel, Pennyblade early next year! I’ll go on a longer chat here tomorrow but, in the meantime, here’s the cover reveal and details on that most awesome of site’s TOR.COM!Read more "‘PENNYBLADE’, my new fantasy novel, over on Tor.com!!!"
I’ve been a little quiet on here of late and I hope the reasons are now manifest: I’ve been acquiring representation (with all the manuscript tweaking that necessitates). Max is an excellent agent who came highly recommended by someone in genre publishing and its easy to see why. Max has a profound grasp on the […]Read more "So I Got An Agent!"
Hello my beautiful babies! This month the James Worrad juggernaut HITS THE ROAD FOR A TOUR OF THE EMERALD ISLE!!! Well, certainly a few of its hotel lobbies and conference rooms at any rate. Why? Because I’m in Dublin for Worldcon and Belfast for Titancon. Here’s the line-up: WORLDCON: Erm… just hanging out really. Lot’s […]Read more "Worldcon & Titancon: Where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing in Ireland this month…"