December Blog Tour for The Flight of the Griffin!

Monday, December 2, 2013

During December, I'll be touring a number of different blogs, talking about my writing and trying to explain what exactly makes me tick! The tour is built around The Flight of the Griffin, but will go into all kinds of subjects from my personal travels and adventures to the long awaited interview with Bartholomew Bask... if they can convince him to turn up...

The first interview is on 'The Examiner' and it's now live and can be read HERE!

What a great big Griffin!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

 Coming to a bookstore near you! When is the film? When is the film?

The first paperback copies of The Flight of the Griffin have arrived!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

There is nothing quite like holding a paperback copy of my book, especially knowing how many people are downloading the eBook version. You can get your own copy from Lulu directly - Click Here!
Thanks so much for all your support!!!

News Flash! - Bartholomew Bask Agrees to an Interview!!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bartholomew Bask
pictured recently outside
 Blake's Inn

*The Freyan Times*

 After much pursuit and considerable persuasion, Bartholomew Bask, senior merchant of Freya has finally agreed to an exclusive interview with The Freyan Times. Will we finally get some insight into the blustering secrecy that has recently surrounded the life of one of this cities most senior tradesmen? What is his connection with known felon and fugitive Matheus Hawk? Is Mr Bask connected to the disappearance of one of the King's fighting ships? And did he really seek the deaths of a group of young vagrants?

Giving away thousands of Kindle books…. what madness is this?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I’m sure you've all seen me shouting for the past few days about giving away FREE kindle copies of The
Flight of the Griffin, and if you haven't, I can't believe I missed you! I've been tweeting on twitter, posting on Facebook and shouting out loud on Goodreads… did you not get my email?

I've been asked several times why go to all this trouble to give my books away for free, so I thought I would explain a little.

I now sit, after the first of a three day free promotion, and I've given away over 13,000 electronic kindle copies of The Flight of the Griffin. Many independent authors hate the idea of giving books away and I totally understand, it takes a lot of effort and heart ache to write so why should it be given away free?

Welcome, welcome..

Sunday, October 13, 2013

...and yes, welcome again to my nice shiny new blog and website!

It's here that I can update you on my current projects, of which I have two - the sequel to Shadowland, which has a writing title of Uther, and book three in the Griffin series... which has no writing title yet, it's just 'book three!'

This is also where you can read a bit about my current books, why I wrote them and how they got started, and I've also put the prologue or first chapter on each book page so you can take a 'sneak peak!'

Just 6000 words, two chapters into book 4.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This one is going to be a sequel to Shadowland which is selling really well and now has 132 reviews on Amazon US with an average 4.3 stars.... so I just had to write a sequel, didn't I?

Anyhow, its great to be back with Uther, he's a bit older and at an interesting time in his life. The smell of horse droppings and blood just oozes from every page at the moment ;)

People really stank back then and even kings had fleas... tough life eh!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Waiting for the final edits for Chaos Storm to come in and getting ready to format for Amazon and Lulu. It's exciting to be publishing my third book and I can't wait to see it up and available!

While I'm waiting, I have now started the next book, a sequel to Shadowland. I'm reading all I can on the dark ages again, soaking up images of how people lived, what they ate and what clothes they wore, it's all interesting stuff and is slowly finding its way into words; two chapters completed so far and I love being back with Uther!

Making a book cover from a couple of sketches....

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The amazing graphic artist/designer Adriana Haganu recently completed the cover for my latest book 'Chaos Storm' which should be available by the end of September. She then agreed to update the cover for the first book, The Flight of the Griffin. Have a look at what she made out of a couple of quick sketches....

She took these three drawings...

Chaos update!

Monday, August 19, 2013

The manuscript for Chaos Storm is now with my editor, the wonderful Caro and we hope to have it finished and all the rogue commas and semicolons chased out by mid to late September.

Adriana has been working incredibly hard with the book cover and banners, for which I'm immensely grateful. She has even agreed to update the original Flight of the Griffin cover next so it doesn't look too awful next to Chaos Storm!

My next project is already into its second chapter and I'm already really excited about it!

Chaos Storm is coming soon!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I've been so busy writing over the last few months that I've neglected my poor blog so here is a quick update.

Firstly the sequel to The Flight of the Griffin, Chaos Storm is just one chapter away from finishing. Just a wrap up of the loose ends and then it goes for editing. I'm hoping that it will be on Amazon by early July. One thing I promise is that if you enjoyed The Flight of the Griffin you are going to love Chaos Storm!

The Times/Chicken House longlist - The Flight of the Griffin by C.M Gray

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I am so excited today for The Flight of the Griffin to be included as one of the 21 'longlisted' books in The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition. It is a great honour and I'm just buzzing!

Congratulations to my 20 companions on the 'Longlist' 2013!