I have two published novels currently available, which can be seen below. They are also fully illustrated by me!
Riftmaster is a novel about a college student who finds himself whisked away from Earth by a mysterious and unpredictable force known as the Rift.
It is a story of identity, loss, and what it means to be human.
The Forge and the Flood is a fantasy novella which takes place on another world inhabited by the Ailura and the Lutra. This story has themes of renewal, self-discovery, and forging new traditions while remembering your roots. It was originally written and illustrated as a gift to my husband on our wedding day.
This book was released on Valentines Day 2022, and is available as an ebook and paperback.
Anthologies & Illustration
I have contributed to several anthologies and books of short stories.
In addition to being one of two illustrators in the first two volumes of Simon Berry’s Gilesgate Story Challenge, I also edited, typeset, and compiled all of them! This is a local charity project geared towards inspiring and publishing young writers from ages 5-16. All funds earned from the 2020 book go to local charities RT Projects and the Cheesy Waffles Foundation.
In Volume 3, I was the lead illustrator, completing all of the art for the winning entry of the book as well as a variety of small, black and white illustrations for all the runners-up.
I also contributed a biographical essay to Laura Kate Dale’s Gender Euphoria. My contribution to this book was the story ‘My Husband’s Husband’. For this I shared the story of our wedding day, and all the legalities we had to consider when planning our wedding to make it truly ours.
Events and Masterclasses
I have planned and led numerous masterclasses at New Writing North young writers group, in which I taught young people between the ages of 12 and 19 creative writing skills and techniques, and led a variety of activities.
My biggest event to date was a part in the Durham Children’s Book and Fun Day, where I held drop-in writing sessions based on wildlife and nature entitled Creature Chaos. My session was very well received with dozens of participants over the course of the day.
Since then, I have regularly held drop-in sessions in the city centre. I took part in the Uniformed Services day with a Halloween-themed masterclass and my next planned session will be a science-themed workshop in mid-April.
I frequently hold stalls at events, festivals at markets to meet my readers and sign books, as well as launch events for each new release.
I have also spoken on several radio and news broadcasts, such as Spark Sunderland and Durham on Air, mostly in relation to these events. Following the release of Gender Euphoria, I also participated in several streams with Laura Kate Dale and was a guest on podcast All the Genders. I have also held panels and workshops at Science Fiction conventions, one of which (Representation Matters) has been uploaded to my blog.
Miles is an author from North-east England, who produces works of science fiction and fantasy.
His first novel, Riftmaster, is due to be released in 2021.
Get in Touch
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The Gilesgate Story challenge was created by Simon Berry, and the logo by Tim Cole.