You sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done.  It's that easy, and that hard.

Neil Gaiman

Tim Stretton

These days I am a full-time writer, mainly of fantasy and science fiction. I’ve been published by Tor and Macmillan New Writing, as well as independent ventures.

At other times in my life I’ve been deputy finance director of a local authority, consultant, trainer, carer, project manager, editor and deckchair attendant. The only conclusion I’ve drawn from these varied experiences is that the things that paid the least were the most rewarding. Especially the deckchairs.

I also run my own imprint, BattleCat Press, which is a really handy way of making sure my books stay in print.

You can find out more about (and even buy) my earlier novels on this site:

The Zael Inheritance


The Dog of the North

The Last Free City