Hello! This is the new blog of the British writer, Paul Magrs. Magrs with a silent 'g' and pronounced 'Mars' for those who don't know yet!
I write fiction for adults, YAs and children - in a variety of genres - fantasy, mystery, science fiction, magical realism - and sometimes a strange blend of them all.
666 Charing Cross Road (Headline)
The Ninnies (Obverse Books)
Brenda and Effie
Never the Bride
The Bride that Time Forgot
Brenda and Effie Forever!
I write the Brenda and Effie Mystery series of novels - of which, so far, there are six. These are comic Gothic mystery adventures set in the town of Whitby on the North Eastern coast of England. They are essentially about Brenda - a 200 year old owner of a Guest House - who gets into spooky investigations with the help of her neighbour and best friend Effie, who owns the junk shop next door.
I also write the Iris Wildthyme series of novels. Iris is a time-travelling adventuress who roams the cosmos in her double decker bus along with her best friend, an Art Critic called Panda.
I write various other things - including tie-in Doctor Who audio adventures.
This blog is to let my readers and friends know what I'm up to - what I'm writing and publishing, and where I'm going to be, reading and signing and meeting people, on those days when I'm not writing at home. When I'm writing at home I'm in the constant company of our fantastic black and white cat, Fester - and occasionally brought cups of tea by my partner, Jeremy, who I've been together with for sixteen years now. We live in south Manchester and have been here for eight years.
As in my old blog, I'll also probably talking a lot about what I'm reading and watching and thinking about.
Please update your bookmarks and leave comments! I love getting them and hearing from readers. And, if you're into what I'm doing, please tell your friends and spread the word about my books. I need every one of those sales in order to keep on putting the stuff out there!
I've got a fantastically loyal and vocal readership... I love my readers - especially the Brenda and Effie, and Iris and Panda devotees.
Once you're on that Celestial Omnibus - you're on it forever!
My agent is Charlotte Robertson:
12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE