Mon, 11 July 2016 World Fantasy Award Nomination for Cassilda’s Song
I’m pleased to hear that Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers King in Yellow Mythos, edited by Joe S. Pulver, has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award in the Anthology category. Congratulations to Joe for assembling such a super line-up of writers, and I’m so glad to be part of the project.
Sat, 05 December 2015 ICN Award Win
This afternoon I discovered that I won the Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland, in the ICN Awards 2015.
I’m stunned. I had no expectation of winning as it was a strong category with good talent represented.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me, as well as the hard-working crew at the good ship ICN, ably [...]
Wed, 02 December 2015 recent nominations
I’ve been remiss in mentioning an awards nomination I received while I was travelling last month.
I was pleased that I was selected for the Best Irish Writer Published Outside Ireland Award in the ICN Awards this year. Voting is open and is online.
I’ve also been shortlisted for the Best Irish Writer Award in The Arcade [...]
Sun, 09 November 2014 Irish Comics News Awards 2014
The 4th Annual Irish Comic News Awards has opened for voting, and I’ve been nominated in two categories:
Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland
Best Irish Creator Comic Published Outside of Ireland
Both of these nominations are for my work on Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, which I co-wrote with Kim Newman, with art by Tyler Crook, coloured by Dave [...]
Fri, 17 October 2014 BCA Nominees 2014
As I mentioned on Tuesday I’ve been serving on the selection committee of the British Comic Awards this year. It’s been a pleasure to become acquainted with the sheer range of comic book titles being created in the UK.
This meant it was tough to select a mere five titles in each category from such [...]
Fri, 18 October 2013 ICN Awards 2013
The shortlists for the ICN Awards 2013 have been announced, and voting is now open for the next two weeks.
I’ve been nominated in the ‘Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland’ category, and my fellow nominees are Michael Carroll, Stephen Mooney, Darrin O’Toole, and Richmond Clements.
I’m particularly pleased that Stephen Downey – the artist [...]
Mon, 22 October 2012 knotting threads
There have been a number of dangling threads I haven’t knotted off lately, so here are a few things I should mention.
First off, FantasyCon in Brighton at the end of last month was a fun and enjoyable convention. I love the city, and a wonderful crowd of people attended. The fire alarm in my hotel [...]
Fri, 02 March 2012 Eagle nomination
Yesterday the final short-list of nominations for the Eagle Awards was released, and much to my delight, Jennifer Wilde, the comic book I write for Atomic Diner, is one of the contenders in the Favourite European Comic Book category. A special shout-out to Stephen Downey, whose artwork brings Jennifer to life, and to Robert Curley [...]
Wed, 04 January 2012 review and reward
It’s a pleasure to read a perceptive review of one’s work, especially if it’s favourable!
Emmet O’Cuana’s review of issue 2 of Róisín Dubh on Comicbooked.com had me beaming.
I should also mention that the Eagle Awards for the comic book industry are open for nomination at the moment.
I’d love to see a diverse range of writers [...]
Thu, 24 November 2011 junior winners 2011
For the past few years I’ve been involved in judging for the Galway Junior Film Fleadh, which is a task I enjoy tremendously. I love witnessing the enthusism among young people for cinema.
Previously I was part of the jury for the Script Pitching competition, which is a live event delivered in front of an [...]