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!"
So The Real Writing Process podcast suggested I compile a Pennyblade playlist. A neat idea! Two kinds of music on this one. The albums on the list are what I’d listen to as I ground through the writing of Pennyblade while the standalone tunes on the list are what I listened to just before writing […]Read more "The Pennyblade Musical Playlist"
The launch of Pennyblade went very well, thanks for asking. Nice turn out and all the wine drunk. Here’s a clip of me reading… Excerpt from the fabulous Pennyblade by @JLWORRAD at it’s @TitanBooks launch @reclamation2022 I’ve left you gagging for more… you are going to have to go buy the book and get your […]Read more "Pennyblade Eastercon Launch"
…I get to talk about Pennyblade and the fantasy elf trope. I had a lot of fun writing this post and John was very kind to let me blather on his wonderful site.Read more "Meanwhile, Over At John Scalzi’s Whatever Blog…"
The Pennyblade blog tour continues! A bit of a change from the usual written form this time: FanFiAddict asked me on to their channel for a good old natter. Fun times ensued!Read more "YouTube Interview With Yours Truly!"
Welcome, welcome! The tour continues! Yesterday saw an interview and a review over at the wonderful Trans-Scribe! A really warm review, not to mention an in-depth interview I really loved answering. Spoke lots about Pennyblade’s worldbuilding and my process with that novel. I wrote a blog post- Fantasy And Vulgarity– over at Risingshadow. Pennyblade has […]Read more "Pennyblade Blog Tour, Days 2 and 3."
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"