Follow this link to see me read the start of a chapter of Pennyblade! I had the enormous pleasure of getting to read before a fairly sizeable audience at BristolCon. Bristolcon is a lively and very enjoyable one day event, surprisingly held in Bristol, UK. If you stick around after I read from Pennyblade (or […]Read more "Pennyblade: A Reading At BristolCon plus the weirdest reviews I’ve had."
Those lovely @ForbiddenPlanet people are selling my upcoming dark fantasy novel, The Keep Within, for £5.99 on pre-order! What a bloomin’ bargain! SEE HERE.Read more "UK Readers: New Novel, Pre-Order for £5.99!"
In the endless search for elegance some paragraphs, pages, and even chapters, are cut from a draft. Never was this more true than my current draft of The Keep Within. Here’s a bit that, tearfully, got the chop. I present it here instead. It gives a flavour of the TKW. “Larksdale reached his chamber and […]Read more "King Parewick’s Folly"
NEW NOVEL!!! SPRING ‘23!!! Set hundreds of years after the events of Pennyblade, a theatre manager/bastard brother of the king deals with rumours of a very real folktale murderer and a building whose very existence corrupts the minds of those who see or hear about it. Set in the world of Pennyblade, Becken Keep is […]Read more "NEW FANTASY NOVEL, ‘THE KEEP WITHIN’, Spring ‘23 from Titan Books!"
Here’s a link to a post I wrote for Risingshadow.net in which I look at vulgarity, cursing and general lewdness in the fantasy genre. It’s an issue of interest to me given how Pennyblade has been received. It was also a lot of fun to write.Read more "Fantasy And Vulgarity"
I went along to Birmingham, UK, the other day- that birthplace of metal and the Venice Of The Midlands- to sign a load of copies of Pennyblade. I was invited by Forbidden Planet, that flagship of comic book stores, to come I and get busy with a pen. The staff were absolute darlings and professionals […]Read more "Book Signing In Brum!"
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"