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Hi! I thought it was about time I spruced up this page now that a year has gone past since my first novel, ‘Captain’s Surrender’ was published.

Captain’s Surrender is an Age of Sail m/m historical romance, published by Linden Bay Romance after it had won their ‘Starlight Writing Competition’.  At that point (2007) they were only taking on one new author a year, and running an annual competition to see who that new author would be.  Well, for 2007, the new author was me 🙂  Captain’s Surrender was published on the 1/1/2008.

Dear Author’s review of Captain’s Surrender

Since then I pretty much disappeared, though I was writing constantly.  I had a long short-story called 90% Proof accepted for publication by Freya’s Bower, but the anthology fell through because of editorial illness.  Then I resold it to MLR Press for one of their ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ anthologies, and currently it’s waiting for that to happen.

I also edited and revised a novel I had written ten years ago – The Witch’s Boy, a dark fantasy – and published that one myself.

Review of The Witch’s Boy by Ruth Sims, author of The Phoenix

Then I began writing False Colors, which took about a year to finish.  Another AoS m/m historical romance, this has been published by Running Press, a subsidiary of Perseus Books, and should be in a book-shop near you by 13th of April 2009.

Dear Author’s review of False Colors

My novella ‘The Wages of Sin’ – a Georgian Ghost story – has been contracted to MLR Press to go in an anthology called ‘The Mysterious’ with stories by Josh Lanyon and Laura Baumbach.  That’s due out in time for Halloween 2009.

I’ve recently finished writing the first draft of a contemporary holiday romance set in a Cornish surfing village – ‘Boys of Summer’.  That’s out with beta readers at the moment.

And I have a couple of projects to move onto next 🙂  Dragon of the Fen – my option book for Running Press – will be a tale of Saxon freedom fighters under Norman occupation.  And I’m hoping to do another AoS novella for Bristlecone Press, though that’s little more than a hope at present.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Hollie permalink
    December 10, 2007 9:46 pm

    Hi Alex

    congrates on reviews etc great site by the way


  2. December 11, 2007 8:57 am

    Hey, Hollie! How lovely to see you over here 🙂 Thank you! I’m glad you like the blog. It’s difficult to think of new things to write each week. And yay, those reviews are wonderful 🙂 Now if only I could have a few more like that, my cup would run over 🙂

  3. December 27, 2007 12:37 pm

    HI Alex

    Been looking through your blog and website. Competition winner eh? Not too shabby! Congrats, and good luck with the release. The book sounds intriguing. And the cover is awesome.

    LOL, not surprised Diana Gabaldon’s books are among your favorites.


  4. December 27, 2007 1:54 pm

    Hee! Hello Jess 🙂 And thanks! Yes, I could hardly believe it when I heard I’d won the competition. Even now I still feel as though I’m playing at it, and aren’t a real author at all. Hopefully when it’s finally out on the 1st it will actually sink in!

    Heh, yes, I’d like to be Diana Gabaldon when I grow up – though unfortunately I’m already older than her.

    Thanks so much for the kind words! It’s nice to officially ‘meet’ you, as I’ve been lurking on your blog for some time 🙂

  5. February 28, 2009 6:05 pm

    I love your site! 🙂

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  6. February 28, 2009 7:21 pm

    Many thanks Michael! That’s good to know 🙂

  7. April 13, 2009 3:05 pm

    Hey Alex,

    You might know me through Erastes. I’m the founder and moderator of Unusual Historicals. We’d love to feature you and FALSE COLORS for a Sunday Promo. Email me, yes?

    contact AT carrielofty DOT com

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