A New Chapter…

It really IS a new chapter in more ways than one.

I came to a decision to close down my Patreon page. I’d suspended it a couple of times  over the last year while I became too busy with work and life in general to really be able to concentrate on providing the appropriate relationship between myself and my supporters. I’m not just talking rewards, but something that I think supporters deserve, which is a two-way street of information and communication. While my schedule (And focus) isn’t allowing this to happen, I thought it only right to close it down, at least until I’m in a position to establish something more substantial in less “dense” times!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who came along with me for my short Patreon journey. I know who you are and certain individuals will be receiving something a little special in the near future. I won’t forget the difference you made to me.

As far as my continuing work goes, firstly, I am up to my neck in my biggest writing project to date. I can’t give any more details at this point in time, but needless to say, there *will* be a “product” at the end of all the work that I hope to be proud of.

Secondly, there is something in the pipeline on the audio side of things. Again, there will be an end product that I can shout to the rooftops about when the time comes. Famous authors have been mentioned. Actors known to the fans of a certain scifi show have been mentioned. JOB TITLES have been mentioned. Music is most definitely involved.

As and when I can talk a bit more, this will be the place I’ll be doing it…

 

Peter Farrie’s Skeptileptic launch Wednesday 25 April

Way, way back when I first moved to Exeter, I got chatting with a certain Mr Peter Farrie on either Twitter or Facebook (I can’t quite remember) about songwriting. He was in the midst of a project entitled My Song Life in which he posted a song a month (With accompanying video I might add) for a year.

That year came to an end, but far from resting on his laurels, Peter continued to write and even found the time to play piano at my wedding. Since then I have held firm that I would like to return the favour by creating the artwork for his first album. That time has come.

On Wednesday 25 April, Peter is playing a special gig to launch the album, Skeptileptic, along with support and the opportunity to purchase said compact disc.

The album will shortly be available to pre-order.

You can find more details via Peter’s Facebook page or via his Twitter thread. Tickets for the launch night are available via WeGotTickets

Time Shadows E-Books Available For A Limited Time

The e-books of Time Shadows: Anniversary Edition and Time Shadows: Second Nature are now available for ordering for a limited time.

The Time Shadows Facebook page and website have all the details, including order links.

All sales proceeds benefit CODE NGO, Canada’s leading international development agency uniquely focused on advancing literacy and education.

I contributed a brand new fourth Doctor illustration for the anniversary edition of Time Shadows 1 and a short story called The Spinning Dancer for Time Shadows 2.

After The Ball by Simon Brett
After The Ball by Simon Brett

Whoblique Strategies

1977: Brian Eno and David Bowie apply random oblique strategy cards to the recording of Bowie’s Low and “Heroes” LPs. From rock ‘n’ roll comes a new kind of art.

2017: playwright Elton Townend Jones and his Vortex of Wholigans apply the same strategy cards to every Doctor Who TV story. From time ‘n’ space comes a new kind of magic.

Over 275 stories, over 275 bursts of fast fiction, 70 writers, 16 Doctors, and a whole new adventure across the history of everyone’s favourite Time Lord.

Whoblique Strategies from Chinbeard Books by A Vortex of Wholigans.
Edited, conceived and commissioned by Elton Townend-Jones.
Sleeve, internal illustrations (And various written contributions) by Simon A Brett.

Available direct from Amazon

The Unofficial Doctor Who Limerick Book

The Unofficial Doctor Who Limerick Book

Shirt once had an idea
To make a book with limericks appear.
To get the thing made
We asked people for aid
And now the charity book is here.

People sent in lots of poems
Even folks, though we hardly know ’em
We had pictures galore
And oh so much more
Now we are ready to show ’em

Available to order up until the end of April via http://drwholimerickbook.strikingly.com/ featuring 3 illustrations by yours truly, with all profits going to MIND…