Fate - new Lost Tales in @phoenixcomicuk this week

What would you choose if you came face-to-face with your own Fate? Caterina thinks nothing of this simple, if rather philosophical, question. But when she's running from town to town, trying desperately to escape her Fate's cruelty, maybe she'll start wishing she'd chosen the other way... A new Lost Tale from Sicily, and it's a hum-dinger! Only in The Phoenix comics magazine.

Lost Tales: The Reluctant Fortune-Teller

Exclusive to The Phoenix Comic, here is a snippet of today's feature - Lost Tales: The Reluctant Fortune-Teller.

It's a story from Ethiopia, an amazingly rich and vibrant country I was fascinated to learn lots more about while researching this comic. The story features an amazingly lazy husband, and his frustrated, long-suffering wife who finally snaps and pushes him into a job as a fortune-teller, with predictably hilarious results! Not based on any husbands I know... 

So if you just can't get enough Lost Tales in the new book, pick up a copy of The Phoenix issues 240 and 241! Or, for that matter, if you read the comic and want more, pick up Lost Tales the book!

Lost Tales is here!

It's here, the wait is finally over! Eight wonder-filled world tales featuring lonely princesses, cunning merchants, invisible warriors, sea-monster best friends and many, many more awesome characters from the common literary heritage of humankind!

Lost Tales is now available to buy on my website (go here if you want the book signed with a sketch) and on The Phoenix Comic website (go here if you want to a limited edition signed bookplate! Hurry thought - they really are limited!)  

Lost Tales Out Tomorrow! Tales from far away and close to home...

Lost Tales collects eight astonishing and wondrous tales filled to the brim with princesses, magical creatures and clever peasants! I'm especially fond of this one: Riben, Robin and Donald McDonald, which features a wily farmer outwitting his bulling neighbours with clever schemes that get progressively more and more insane. The story was once common throughout Ireland and the West Highlands of Scotland (my version in based in the Highlands, and includes the more, er, grisly details that often get edited out). Amazingly though, I've also read versions from all over the world including a remarkably similar one from the nomadic Turkic tribes of the Central Asian Steppe! Now that's a widely-traveled story!

With the release of the book tomorrow (4th August), pre-order from my shop for a free quick sketch in your book!

Uncover "Lost Tales" - only one week to go...

The Lost Tales book launch is just over one week away! (Thursday 4th August) I don't know about you, but I am super excited! Here is a little snippet featuring a philosophical rice-and-beans street vendor from the story Two Merchants, just one of the fantastic fables featured in the book. Pre-order today from my website and receive a signed copy the moment it is released!! 

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