Guess Who’s ONE?

Nicholas Eames celebrates the 1st birthday of his book-baby Kings of the Wyld!

The Heartwyld


That’s right! KINGS OF THE WYLD is officially one year old today, and boy, what a year it’s been.

Some book-related highlights include the following…

I met the unbelievably gracious and extremely talented Christian Cameron at Ad Astra in June, and earlier this month had dinner with he and Sebastien de Castell, with whom I share an agent. So that was awesome.

Also at Ad Astra, my second ever public reading was attended by Guy Gavriel Kay, who is BY FAR my favourite author of all time and ABSOLUTELY the reason I decided to take writing seriously. Needless to say, that half-hour was not only a highlight of my year, but of my whole entire life.  Again, very awesome.

I was invited to Comicon in London, England, where I met and made some truly incredible authors I’m now fortunate enough to call my friends (and in one case, my brother)…

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The Battle of the Bards Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Some fantastic talent on display here – and a good chance to test your mettle in a simple but skies-the-limit flash fiction contest!

that thorn guy

Kimberly Kincaid’s artwork has been specially selected for this occasion in memory of her. Kim has been always very supportive of Mark and this site, she kindly helped judging our art contest last year and let me interview her during the same time. Her wonderful art inspired many and I consider myself lucky to have been able to call her a friend. The artwork was created into a banner for this contest by Pen Astridge.

This post is to announce a flash-fiction writing contest, where you can win a signed (and/or dedicated) book by the following authors: Mark Lawrence, John Gwynne, Sebastien de Castell, Miles Cameron, Nicholas Eames and Josiah Bancroft, with six titles being randomly allocated among the best three entries.


The Rules:

Submit your entry, which is no longer than 300 words (without title)  and features the words ‘day’ and ‘night’, below.


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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award

There’s a certain something about watching a debut fighter take to the ring. It could be that there’s an element of the unknown. The chance of something new and different. Maybe, because the fighters are out to prove themselves, they’ll go all in, give it their everything – blood, sweat, tears and then some. Or maybe … Continue reading David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award