Tuesday, 14 January 2014

My big news

I have mentioned that I got amazing news at the end of 2013 and that I'd give you details as soon I could and now I can.

I have a new publisher: Accent Press.

Accent Press are an independent publisher but with a high profile and some well-known authors. Unlike JMS Books (my old publisher) who are based in the USA, Accent Press are based in Wales. People who have been following my blog for a while will know that Wales is a place very close to my heart and having a Welsh publisher has to be a good thing as far as I'm concerned.

Accent Press will be publishing my next novel, His Majesty's Confidential Agent, a story of spying and skulduggery set largely in Argentina around the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I am also contracted to write another John Williamson story.

JMS Books has been very good to me, but they have developed to concentrate on LGBT romances and the John Williamson books, although the leading character is gay, did not fit that well with their other titles. His Majesty's Confidential Agent has no gay characters, so that didn't fit there at all. It therefore seemed best for everyone concerned if my books went to another home. JMS will no longer be publishing The White Rajah or Cawnpore after the end of February but Accent Press will republish them under their own imprint.

I am very excited about this move, which will mean that my South American adventure will finally meet its public and that my existing books will have the chance to find a new audience. There are also plans for further novels, of which more news later.

It's early days but the contracts are signed and things are slowly beginning to move. I'll let you all know more as details get worked out.

I know some of you have been reading this for a while and I have had lovely support from people I have never met but who I know through this blog. Thank you all so much for helping me get to this point.

Now I'll shut up and get on with working. I have books to write and a publisher waiting to publish them!


  1. That's great news! Thanks for the update. I look forward to reading the finished product. Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations, Tom - and all the BEST for the new work!