February Blog

BLOG: February 2021

During my attempts to get published I was rejected about 96 times. Since the publication of ‘The Spook’s Apprentice’ in 2004 I have received no further rejections.

That might be about to change!

I have just submitted an adult Science Fantasy manuscript to a publisher. It is one that I have been working on (from time to time) for over fifteen years. Will it be rejected? Possibly – I will let you know!

I am also working on a new Spooks/Wulf book and hope to complete the first draft by May or June this year. Recently, I have read the proofs and approved the cover for the second book – ‘Wulf’s Bane’ which will be published May 6th in the UK.

I have just learned that some authors are finding it difficult to write during lockdown. I feel sorry that they have such problems (lockdown affects everyone differently) but, although I would like to be out and about, working from home has been my routine during the past fifteen years. What I am looking forward to (even more than the end of social restrictions) is longer evenings of daylight and warmer weather. They will both be big distractions! That is when I may find writing more difficult!

10 comments on “February Blog

  1. I hope your new book gets published Mr. Delaney! And I cant wait for covid and the restrictions , lockdowns to be over too. Keep on writing! I’m excited for a third book in Brother Wulf. I know the second will live up to my expectations!

  2. Joseph I just want to say thank you,I have every spooks book and now the wild 1st one,ordered the second today as a birthday present to myself lol and genuinely hope we have many,many,MANY more,they are my favourite book series,I love them so much,so from the bottom of my heart,THANK YOU for writing these books,not only are they the only books I can see the story too but they are also the only book I pick up with excitement and happiness when starting again and it’s the best place to go to when I want to get away,
    I hope you are keeping safe and well,
    All the Very Best
    Josh

  3. Thank you for the 7-day binge Mr. Delaney. I recently found my copy of ‘Curse of the Bane’ that I had acquired during my youthful days at a book fair (’twas a good cover for I had never read nor heard of ‘the apprentice’) and reread it for the umpteenth time. Younger me lacked the funds to get your first book so it came to be 12 years time before my nostalgia finally sought out the first book, and evidently not my last. In short time, I blitzed all the way to Wulf’s tale and await excitedly for the sequels. A question came to mind for which I do not know if the answer lies in the short stories: was there a reason why you decided Tom and The Spook never bumped into Meg while in Greece? It felt sad that their quest brought them so very close before separating them until death claimed both.

    • Good to hear they still held your interest 12 years later!!
      I just thought that because Greece is quite a large country and they would not have time to travel elsewhere, it would be too much of a coincidence to have them meet up.

  4. Hi I am eagerly awaiting the release of (Brother Wulf) Wolf’s Bane i am hoping to get a signed copy from Beyond Books oi have set out on a mission to read the Wardstone chronicles, Starblade chronicles and Brother Wulf before the release of Wolf’s Bane I also would like to request that we meet Tom’s other brothers as I have always wondered what they are like.

    • I have no present plans to use Tom’s other brothers in the books but that might change one day!

  5. Hey Mr Delaney, Im a Brazilian fan!!
    I just find out the existence of this blog and the new books of Wulf.
    So much excited!! Have all spooks serie in my bedroom!!

  6. Hello Mr. Delaney, hope you are well in these times. I would like to ask a question that had eluded me for quite some time, and while the Spook’s Revenge did offer some information, still feels there is a bit of mystery for me.
    When the Wardstone is first introduced to us, it seems that it stands a monument for a battle that was undertaken long ago and afterwards the frost receded. However it seems that the same happens in the Spook’s Revenge as well as the Kobalos invasion. Does the Wardstone stand as a monument of the cyclical nature of events that occur, or because of the time/space capabilities of it, it refers entirely to Thomas’s Ward story?
    Thank you very much, and I wish you all the best.

    • I am OK and I hope you and your family are well. I think the Wardstone is a very pivotal and magical place that is at the centre of titanic battles between light and dark so, yes, there is a cyclical element to it. What happened long ago has been repeated and will be repeated again in some far distant future but the outcome may not always be the same. Perhaps sometime the dark will win.

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