Archive for August, 2009

Monday, August 24th, 2009


TWO amazing pieces of Black Tat Reader Art today. First up, here’s Iain from Johannesburg, who followed up some cracking questions in the Black Tat Guestbook last week with this awesome manga-style image: This is a depiction of Charlie. I decided to be subtle with his evil look and that’s why instead of him having […]

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Update from Ali (and one from me!)

Here’s the latest version of this gorgeous take on Black Tat‘s cover art, as worked on these last few weeks by Ali from Illinois, who says: I’m almost done!!!!!! The next scan I send will be the final color copy! Here you go! You can put the update on your blog again All the best! […]

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Monday, August 17th, 2009

Bucket Time

Heart fluttering, I have just pressed SEND on the final draft of CRAWLERS. I’ve spent the last week crunching through the last notes from my editors. There were thirty-four of them (that’s notes, not editors). They were excellent (that’s notes /and/ editors!) But now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to stick my head in […]

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Monday, August 10th, 2009

Phase Three’s real title is…

Here’s an interview with me by Tracy Baines for her blog, Tall Tales & Short Stories. Tracy’s brilliant blog is a great information source for aspiring and up-and-coming authors. I’ve done my best to pass on a bit of whatever wisdom I’ve managed to hang onto so far(!) but if you click on the link […]

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Friday, August 7th, 2009

‘Update on my picture’

Further to the previous post, here’s the latest from Ali: I’ve started on the color copy and thought you might like to see it. Feel free to put it up on your blog again. A big hello from over here in the USA! Best wishes, Ali Looking great, Ali! Thank you so much! In other […]

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Look at this!

Step up and take a bow Ali from Illinois, who has sent me this spectacular drawing (below) via the Black Tat Reader Art Page: Isn’t it great? It reminded me a lot of John Jude Palencar‘s original sketch for what would become the Black Tat Painting. I don’t think I’ve posted that anywhere before, so […]

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