NEWS & EVENTS

 

19th May 2020  -  SFRC (Super Relaxed Fantasy Club)

Reading from A Ritual of Flesh

This Tuesday, 19th of May, you will be able to get a first exclusive to SRFC sneaky peak of the new book A Ritual of Flesh, which is book 2 in The Dead Sagas Series.  

Check it out here

17th May 2020  -  My first ever published poetry featured in Bard of the Isles magazine

Issue 4 of Bard of the Isles magazine came out today!

This issue is the first to feature poetry and two of the poems featured are by myself. My first published poetry! One is a sonnet about rivalry and the other a unsettling horror poem about a doll, (both are also here on my website in the poetry section) so if that sounds of interest please do go check them out, along with all the other great short stories and content, and let me know what you think.

 

Here at: https://www.bardoftheisles.com

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28th April 2020  -  QuaranCon 2020 - Panel 

Today I took part in a panel for QuaranCon2020 about writing fight scenes, alongside Anna Smith Spark, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Damo Danger Larkin and Patrick LeClerc - some fantastic people! And we're being moderated by M.L Wang too. It was a really interesting panel and really good fun.

Check it out here

3rd April 2020  -  Fantasy/Sci-fi Focus Live Q&A

I did a live Q&A for Fantasy/Sci-fi Focus over on Facebook last night.

I talk about my books and writing, I talk about working with my new editor Alicia Wanstall-Burke, and how to find an editor, I talk about my favourite books and films, great self published books, and give some general book recommendations. I also talk about swordfighting, and generally have a chit chat with the folks who turned up to watch.

Check it out here

1st April 2020  -  A Ritual of Bone excerpt featured in

Bard of the Isles magazine

Issue 3 of Bard of the Isles magazine is live now!!

This issue features the first three chapters of A Ritual of Bone in their entirety! 

 

Check it out here

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28th March 2020  -  Fantasy/Sci-fi Focus Reading

A live reading I did last week over at Fantasy Focus on Facebook for their Rock The Isolation event. This reading is an excerpt from a short story titled, 

A Promise: Once More into the Dark

 

which will eventually feature here on my website in the short stories section and also in the upcoming Fantasy Focus Anthology. 

Check it out here

11th February 2020  -  A Ritual of Bone Audiobook Release - Out Now

The wait is over - It's out today!

The audiobook for A Ritual of Bone, narrated by R.J. Bayley is out now!!

It's available on Audible, Amazon and i-Tunes

Go and have a listen, but remember, Beware the dead

27th January 2020  -  A Ritual of Flesh is Finished!!

I am very happy to announce, I have finished writing and drafting The Dead Sagas volume II, which will be titled A Ritual of Flesh.

The draft, which coming in at just under 160,000 words, is a beast, and will soon be with my new editor Alicia Wanstall-Burke to be polished up for release. I am very excited about this one.

Watch this space for more news soon, but the release of Volume II of The Dead Sagas is mere months away! 

Volume II

16th January 2020  -  A Ritual of Bone makes a 'Best Books of 2019' list

I made a list! A Ritual of Bone made the 'Best Books of 2019' list on The Thousand Scars Blog!
Thank you to Michael Baker! It's a honour to be listed amongst such kick ass writers.

Check it out here

30th December 2019  -  Audiobook announcement

The audiobook for A Ritual of Bone has finished Production. R.J. Bayley has done an incredible job in bringing The Dead Sagas to life. I am currently proofing the final audio files, and release is only weeks away. Here is a glimpse at the cover!

Watch this space for news on the release.

28th October 2019  - BristolCon was a blast!

Well BristolCon was fantastic. I met some awesome folks. Anna Stephen's workshop was really good too, learnt alot!

The BIWC workshop went well, and it was great to finally meet some of the internet people, in particular fellow authors Michael Baker and Damien Larkin. You guys rock. Here's some pics

26th October 2019  -  Bristol Con

I will be attending BristolCon in October. Looking forward to catching up with everyone and meetings some new faces - I'll see you in the Bar!

I will also be running a workshop with fellow members of the Bards of the Isles team & British and Irish Writing Community. 

The workshop will be focusing on the benefits of collaboration within the writing community, how the BIWC has helped us all, and talking about the development and impact of Bard of the Isles.

3rd October 2019  -  Storied Lives Podcast with Ryan Kirk, featuring Lee C. Conley

Hey guys, this week a new Storied Lives podcast by Ryan Kirk went live.
This episode Ryan interviews yours truly, we talk medieval combat, Conan, and generally discuss the stories and books which have touched our lives.
Also for any Dead Sagas fans out there, I discuss the series and give some deeper insights into various plot points and characters you maybe interested in. Also there is mention of my upcoming work and future projects.
This was a really fun podcast and Ryan was great to chat with, so go have a listen
here

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1st September 2019  -  Launch of Bard of the Isles Magazine

I am very proud to announce the launch of The Bard of the Isles magazine, which launches its first edition today.

I am a proud member and admin of The British and Irish Writing Community group and one of the team behind the Bard of the Isles magazine.

Bard of the Isles is a literary magazine, featuring collections of short stories, author interviews and articles, brought to you by The British and Irish Writing Community.

Check out the first edition Here

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25th August 2019  -  A Ritual of Bone is reviewed by Fantasy Book Review

“There’s no shortage of surprises and it’s pretty much action from the start.”

The excellent Sean Barrs over at Fantasy Book Review has reviewed A Ritual of Bone, and I think he liked it.

Read the full review Here

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18th August 2019  -  A Ritual of Bone Won an Award!!!

A Ritual of Bone has won the Readers Corner Award at FantastiCon.

Its my first award, and was quite unexpected!!

18th August 2019  -  FantastiCon

I appeared as a special guest at FantastiCon this weekend in Cleethorpes, UK.

 

It was a great success!! Check out some pics.

17th - 18th August 2019  -  FantastiCon

I will be appearing as a special guest at FantastiCon this weekend in Cleethorpes, UK.

 

Come along and say hello, see some cool geeky stuff, i'll have a book stall in case you'd like a signed copy of A Ritual of Bone

7th August 2019  -  Fantasy Faction reviews A Ritual of Bone

“If you like brutal, grimdark fantasy, monstrous hordes, historically influenced settings and tasty lore then give this book a look”

Fantasy Faction reviewer Richard Marpole has reviewed A Ritual of Bone!!!  And the review is killer!!

If any one has nailed onto my intentions behind A Ritual of Bone so far it's FantasyFaction's review - Spot on guys!!! And, a huge thanks to the Fantasy Faction team, I'm really glad you guys enjoyed it

Read the full review Here

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26th July 2019  -  Fantasy Hive Author Spotlight - Lee C. Conley

Not only did Fantasy Hive review A Ritual of Bone yesterday,
But today, they put up an author interview with yours truly, where we had a fun chat about stuff and things - check it out!!!

"We chatted to Lee Conley, author of A RITUAL OF BONE, a story of "an early medieval fantasy world struggling against the horrors of the risen dead."

 

Check it out Here!

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25th July 2019  -  Fantasy Hive reviews A Ritual of Bone

"Gloriously dark and gory... recommended for fans of horror, fantasy, and good old-fashioned monster slaying."

Fantasy Hive reviewer Nils Shukla reviews A Ritual of Bone

Read the full Review Here

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22nd July 2019  -  A Ritual of Bone is reviewed in Three Crows Magazine

I'm in Three Crows Magazine!!!

A Ritual of Bone is reviewed in the most recent issue, (issue 4 2019) - go check it out!

There's some fantastic stuff in there.

16th July 2019  -  Fantasy Focus Podcast with Jamie Davis and Lee C. Conley

Check out this newest podcast with Jamie Davis and myself, the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 47.

We talk fantasy books, sword fighting, historical battles, survival TV shows, and of course a little on

A Ritual of Bone and writing, amongst other things - it was a great chat!

Watch it Here

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5th July 2019  -  A Ritual of Bone Audiobook announcement

I am very excited to announce... I have confirmed the audio narrator for the audiobook of A Ritual of Bone!!

Earlier today contracts happened, and I can now confirm I will be working with the incredible voice talents of R.J. Bayley for A Ritual of Bone (Check out his page Here). I can't wait to hear this!

The audiobook is currently scheduled for release Winter 2019!

1st July 2019  -  Podcast with E.G. Stone and Lee C. Conley

Check out my podcast with E.G. Stone, we talk about A Ritual of Bone, self publishing, historical martial arts and generally talk books - also we get gatecrashed by a cat!

Watch the Podcast Here

Also see E.G.'s video review of A Ritual Bone Here

17th June 2019  -  A Ritual of Bone is released

It is finally here!

The new edition of A Ritual of Bone is released today!! (17th June 2019)

The new edition features a stunning new cover by Cloud Quinot, a re-edit by Tim Marquitz and new maps.

Its available in E-Book, Hardback and Paperback.

Available worldwide from all good book stores or click Here

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