The Dragons of Decay is now available!

Hi all:

Well, it took a little longer to release than I expected, but the newest novel in the Tales from the New Earth series is here! The Dragons of Decay is available at Amazon. Here is the Link.

And here is the synopsis:

The old world of technology has fallen and a new world, filled with magic, has risen from the ashes. Humanity, decimated by massive dragon attacks, is now on the brink of extinction. Those who have survived have been Changed, altered by the gods to enable them to exist in a world thick with magical energy. But a handful have become more and the greatest of these is Simon O’Toole.
Simon, once a heavy-set, middle-aged IT worker had been Changed into a slight young man brimming with power: a wizard. Trying to master his new magical skills and fighting to survive against the dragons that are hunting down the few remaining Changlings, the young wizard now faces the greatest threat of his new life. Brown dragons, led by an arrogant and incredibly powerful primal dragon, have invaded the land of the elves, one of humanity’s only allies. On the New Earth, the red dragons are aggressively searching for the last of the Changlings. And now Simon has to choose: protect his own people from the ravages of the dragons on this world, or travel to the elven realm to try to save his allies. He is only one man, faced with a terrible choice, and if he makes the wrong decision, it could mean the end of the human race and the rise of the gods of Chaos.

Thanks everyone for your patience and I really hope you enjoy the novel!

Take care,



The Big Reveal: The cover for my next novel!

Hey all:

I’ll be releasing Book 4 in the ‘Tales from the New Earth’ series before the end of July and thought I’d give you a sneak peek at the book’s cover.

Things are revving up for Simon and the other survivors, and the world’s about to get even bigger and scarier, so hold on and enjoy the ride. I hope you like the cover and please keep watching this space for the release announcement. And to all of my readers, have a great summer!


Take care,



The Dragons of Ice and Snow is now available!

Hey all:

The third book in my series: Tales from the New Earth is now online and available at Amazon. The Dragons of Ice and Snow takes us back to the world of Simon O’Toole, former middle-aged IT specialist, now young wizard.

It’s been four years since technology failed and magic returned to the Earth. Four years since masses of dragons descended upon the cities and towns of humanity and razed them to the ground, bringing the human race to the edge of extinction. The few people who survived have been Changed, made into beings who can live in an environment rich in magic. Many can use the power, but the only wizard to emerge on to the New Earth is Simon O’Toole.

Desperately searching for other Changlings to aid him in his battle against the dragons and their masters, the dark gods of Chaos, Simon discovered that a small group of people were living in Moscow, led by a paladin named Liliana. A meeting was arranged between them, but when the wizard and his elemental friends Kronk and Aeris arrived, they are attacked…by white dragons.

Now Simon is on the run across the desolate winter landscape of northern Europe, trying to escape from the dragons and learn if the paladin and her people were destroyed by the wyrms, or if they had set him up.

Here’s the link to the novel:

I hope you enjoy the continuing adventures of Simon and the other Changlings on the New Earth. And thank you all for your ongoing support! This series has been so much fun to write and it’s exciting that others are sharing in my world. Take care.


Sneak Preview of My Next Cover

Hey guys:

Just thought I’d give you all a look at the cover of my next novel. The book is ‘tentatively’ out by the end of next week, but that presupposes that editing and all that jazz goes smoothly, so no promises. Anyway, here it is:


Hope you like it. Things are definitely amping up on the New Earth. It’s been a blast to write and I’m eager to get on with the next novel in the series.

I hope you are all having a great spring! I’ll leave a post here when the book drops so my readers will be the first to know about it.

Take care all,


A Note of Thanks

Hi all:

I wanted to post a huge thank you to my readers who picked up a copy of my latest book, The Dragons Revenge. It has exceeded my expectations in every way and reinforced my belief that if you write what you are passionate about, it will resonate with your audience.

I love epic fantasy; always have, always will. World building (or in this case, New Earth building) is such a challenge and so much fun that the stories seem to write themselves. And yes, I know that’s a cliche. It’s also true sometimes.

Even though the book’s only been out for a couple of weeks, the response has been even greater than for the first book in the series, The Dragons Return. That tells me that some people were waiting to see if I was serious about writing a new series and, when they saw that I’d released a second book set in the same world, decided to jump in and begin exploring my work. I could not be more pleased.

I’d like to send a shout out to my readers from India. I had no idea that there was such an enthusiastic appetite for epic fantasy in your country, but I wanted to thank you for your lovely support.

The third book in the series is well underway. As I did for the last book, I’ll be releasing a picture of the cover and title a few days before the book goes online for sale, so I hope you like it.

Thanks again for the support from all of you. After all, if you write a book and no one reads it, you’re just talking to yourself. It’s much more fun to share.

Take care,


My New Novel, The Dragons Revenge, is out!

Hi all:

My new novel is now available. Tales from the New Earth, Book 2: The Dragons Revenge is online now and here’s the link: Or click on the cover to the right of this post.

My hero, Simon O’Toole, is still trying to find his feet as a novice wizard and the New Earth is becoming an ever more dangerous place. This world that I’ve created is so much fun for me to visit and explore, I think I’ll be spending a lot of time there.

However, for those who have written to me, asking if I’ve abandoned my first two series, let me reassure you that I haven’t. Unfortunately, I can only focus on and write one book at a time, but I know where each of those series is going and I’ve done some writing for both, so please, hang in there!

I want to thank all of my readers for their continued support. My main joy in life is creating characters and worlds and discovering, along with everyone else, what happens next. I really hope you have a great time with the new book!

Take care,