Author: dan

  • Deathstar Express by Chris Barker

    Deathstar Express by Chris Barker

    The next publication from Peakrill Press will be Deathstar Express by Chris Barker, a collection of Chris’s satirical newspaper covers set in the Star Wars universe. We will only be printing 50 copies of Deathstar Express, each one signed and numbered. At the time of writing, 29 of them are already spoken for. So hurry…

  • Books of the Year 2023

    Books of the Year 2023

    According to Goodreads, I read 80 books in 2023. I was also given a wonderful bedside revolving-bookshelf-cabinet, shown above, as my birthday present from Gill. It fits the best part of 100 books. I have a shelf full of poetry books to dip into, another full of books of short stories and essays, again for…

  • New Books from Peakrill

    New Books from Peakrill

    It’s been a crazy month, and I’m not sure whether I’m coming or going… but somehow I’ve managed to publish 2 new hardback books and a zine (and, more exhausting than that, I’ve posted out hundreds of copies worldwide). I’m thinking of spending January in a bothy, communing with rocks. King Arthur vs Devil Kitty…

  • The Lost Doctor Annual

    The Lost Doctor Annual

    Some time ago, I wrote about The Lost Doctor project – a series of audio adventures based on the premise “what if, in 1987, Ken Campbell had landed the role of the Seventh Doctor Who”. (This very nearly happened, but the BBC thought Ken a little too scary, and instead gave the job to Ken’s…

  • Postal Prices

    Postal Prices

    If you have recently received a package from Peakrill and have had to pay extra postage when it arrived, please email us and we’ll sort something out for you. As a “small business owner” who posts out a lot of stuff, I really ought to keep up-to-date on changes in postal rates. I was aware…

  • A Kitten & A Dead God

    A Kitten & A Dead God

    I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Logar the Barbarian and The Blue Wizard for the Hobos Collective podcast (which evolved out of the Wobblies & Wizards podcast). It was lovely to be interviewed alongside Eduardo Carabaño, whose Settlers of a Dead God I love (it’s a “dark fantasy setting for role-playing games”…

  • Guest post: Journeying with The Smalls

    Guest post: Journeying with The Smalls

    The following article by Aitch Nicol first appeared in Krill Journal. This was one of several, very diverse submissions which Aitch sent me (many of which ended up in Krill), and it really grabbed my interest. I had previously heard the term “microanimism” on the Rune Soup podcast and it grabbed my attention. Aitch’s practical…

  • Changing your pledge on Kickstarter

    Changing your pledge on Kickstarter

    A while ago I wrote a post on how to back a Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter website is far from intuitive, and this stuff is confusing. I’ve now discovered that it’s even harder to change your pledge, for example to include additional add-ons. And so here is a quick how-to for anyone wanting to do…

  • Stats of the Cat

    Stats of the Cat

    I love Patrick Stuart’s adaptation of Gawain and the Green Knight, a book which almost never saw the light of day, due to a failed Kickstarter campaign. I recall Patrick saying (though I can’t track down the source) that if he had included playable stats for the Green Knight then a lot more people would…

  • Dan and Max Hit The Screen

    Dan and Max Hit The Screen

    I had a chat with King Arthur vs Devil Kitty illustrator Maximillian Hartley, about the book, about his background as an artist, about the novel he’s written about the Highland Clearances, and more. And then a thunderstorm started, and my internet connection got taken down by goat demons. Enjoy!