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April 2022 Update

Time for another update! Here’s what I’ve been up to this month:

  • I’ve been on another podcast! I was a guest on Demythifying and I had a great time. Listen to the episode here.
  • I did a little giveaway on my Twitter! It won’t be the last one either, so if you like winning signed books, you can find me @jjaharwood
  • I went on holiday! I was up in the Scottish Highlands for a week and it was GORGEOUS. Seriously, go to Aviemore, it’s great.
  • More episodes of Lads on Tour are out! It’s getting really good, guys, if I do say so myself.
  • I read six books this month. Can I make it seven with one day left in April? Well baby, let’s find out.
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March 2022 Update

HOO it has been a busy month. The paperback of The Shadow in the Glass has been released in the UK and March has been a WHIRLWIND OF STUFF.

Let’s put the book stuff up top:

  • The big one: my book! It’s a paperback now! UK people, you can get a copy here.
  • In fact, you can get SIGNED copies, because I went on a SIGNING TOUR OF BOOKSHOPS. Only in London but I promise when I travel I’ll bring a signing pen with me.

I have been rushed off my little feet. Anyway, here are the non-book updates:

  • I went to a printers and saw how books are made! It was neat. I forgot to take any pictures bc I was too interested, but counterpoint, I did spill a glass of water everywhere.
  • More episodes of Lads on Tour are out! Check us out, we’re very funny.
  • So far this month I have read five books, but I’ve got the best part of a week left, so I think it’s gonna be six.
  • I watched the cinematic masterpiece, Velocipastor. It’s about a priest who gets the power to turn into a dinosaur who starts fighting crime (yes, really). It’s the worst film I’ve ever seen and I love it irrationally.
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February 2022 Update

I am once again VERY BUSY. I am still the mayor of Deadlinetown so no proper blog post from me.

Here’s what I’ve been up to this month!

  • More episodes of Lads on Tour have been released! We’re now up to episode 7 and I’m having such a good time. I’ve been on the audio and video editing – check us out and see what I’ve been making with my friends!
  • I am on deadline for a Super Secret Thing. I’m excited, I can’t talk about it, expect shrieking in the future.
  • I have read six books this month! It might be seven if I finish Red, White and Royal Blue before Monday, we’ll see.
  • Speaking of books, the paperbacks of The Shadow in the Glass have arrived!! They look amazing and I built a henge out of them when I was stuck inside due to a storm. They’re out in the UK on March 17th and in the US on April 26th. If you’d like a copy you can pre-order one here!
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January 2022 Update

Friends! You may have noticed that my blog has been somewhat quiet as of late. This is because I have been HELLA BUSY.

I’ve somehow found myself with like five thousand things on the go and for the sake of a) meeting my deadlines and b) my own sanity, which I need, I’m going to be winding down this blog. I’m going to be aiming for a post a month letting you all know what I’ve been up to but for the time being, I need to take a step back from something and this is it.

So! Here’s what I have been doing in December and January:

  • I have launched a podcast! It’s called Lads on Tour and it’s a D&D actual-play podcast about a stag do that gets waylaid by the Biblical apocalypse. It’s very silly and we’re all very funny, you should listen!
  • I have learned how to edit audio and video, for podcast things! As you may expect it is quite fiddly in places, but it is also very satisfying when you’re all finished and I really like learning new skills. I make all our trailers and I am very pleased with each one.
  • I had covid! I’m fine now, thankfully, but it was not fun. Get vaccinated, kids.
  • I am working on two (TWO) super-secret projects which I cannot discuss yet. It is very exciting, keep your eyes peeled for future updates when I am allowed to yell!
  • In 2021 I read 75 books (yes, for real, but lockdowns will do that to you) and so far in January I’ve read nine books, maybe ten if I can finish The Yellow Wallpaper before Monday.
  • I turned thirty and received a LITERAL BIRTHDAY CROWN. It’s great and I shall treasure it forever.
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Guess who’s got a podcast

Hint: it’s me!

Some of you may know that I’m really into D&D and have been for quite a while now. Well, I have finally launched one of the top secret projects I have been working on and it’s now live!

Lads on Tour is a D&D actual-play podcast about a stag do at the end of the world. Episodes will release every two weeks but episodes 1 & 2 are out now! Come and listen to our sweary, violent, ridiculous podcast, we are all very silly.