… author of Escape From Furnace, The Fury, The Inventors, and the brand new Devil's Engine series

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2011 everybody! I hope it’s a fantastic year for all of you, and that you get everything you could ever desire!

I was planning to blog a roundup of 2010, but the year just went so bloody quickly that I never got the chance. Suffice to say it was an excellent year with some great writing, a new book, wonderful times with friends and family and the beginnings of some very exciting new projects. But out with the old and in with the new, as they say, and my sights are now firmly on the year ahead!

So what are my plans for 2011? Well, one thing that didn’t go so well last year was my attempt to write eight books… I wrote two. And a half. Yes, it was a little ambitious and maybe I shouldn’t have been quite so tipsy when I announced it. So this year I’m not going to rush to try and finish a certain number of books. Instead I’m going to divide the year up into projects. Twelve of them.

I’m not sure what they all are yet, but I’ve already begun work on a few. The first is my new YA horror novel, which is so new that it doesn’t even have a title yet. The second is probably the screenplay I’m working on for The Inventors. An Inventors film would be SO AMAZING and because there hasn’t been much interest I thought I’d just have a go at it myself. There’s also a short horror film I’d like to make, and of course the feature film Stagnant, which will hopefully finally begin shooting this year. There are a couple of much smaller projects that I’d like to work on as well, which I’ll tell you about if they ever happen! In all, these twelve projects will probably involve more work than the whole eight-books-one-year debacle, but planning it this way makes it seem like less hard work.

Another thing I’ll be doing more of this year is blogging! I’ve got a US blog tour starting on the 5th January and lasting all month, and I’ll be sure to link to all my posts from here. It’s going to be ace!

Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break, and here’s to a brilliant 2011!