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Welcome! Thanks for visiting my website! You’ve reached the online resource for news and information about my books and myself along with a lot more about my latest series Hyddenworld The site's now under re-development so if you leave your contact details I'll be in touch when the new version is up. Meanwhile, feedback means a lot to me as it does to all authors so try out my feedback form as well. Enjoy!

News...

WINTER, the last volume in the Hyddenworld Series, will be published by PanMacmillan in paperback on 4th December 2014.

SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ELECTION

The election to the new Management Committee took place in July/August. With seven members of the Society taking part it was the most hotly contested yet, perhaps because the issues of copyright, representation and competition are now so serious for practicing writers that more and more of us feel it important to express our concerns as widely as possible. I'm very glad to say that I am one of the four who won a place on the 2014/2015 committee and for two years after that. My website is about to be updated (and transformed) to enable my various Facebook, Twitter and other social media links. I'll be using them to keep you informed of the Society's important work and the opportunities it offers all writers, whatever the stage they've reached in their careers... To those who voted for me - thank you!; and to those who voted but not for me - thank YOU too! THAT'S democracy!!!

Writing Courses

William has run very successful writing courses in Oxford for a number of years helping others realize their potential as writers and get published. Now he’s intending to take his inspiring introductory Foundation Course to other cities this coming Autumn, including London, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham. This course is suitable for all levels of writing ability. But numbers are limited so if you’d like to know more and develop your own writing skills with the help of someone who has a huge range of experience in different writing fields let us know here. We’ll get back to you the moment dates and venues are fixed with the details

Hyddenworld

Publication of the first title in his new adult fantasy series last year marked William’s return to his hallmark genre after nearly fifteen years. It’s also the start of a long-term collaboration with PanMacmillan, Britain’s best and most successful publisher of science fiction and fantasy for adults and children. Each of the four Hyddenworld titles will be published annually.You can read more about them here. Expect huge themes, exciting plots, vivid descriptions and some unforgettable characters who’ll share their triumphs and tragedies, heroism and flaws, humour and emotion when you join them on a quest to save the Earth, the Universe… and your bit of it too!