Jon’s author diary – September 29, 2023

Hello from sunny Morecambe!

In this episode, we’re talking about some exciting updates, despite having a bit of a rough week, health-wise.

🎉 BIG NEWS: Episode 1 of “Punks Versus Zombies” is Now Live on Substack! 🎉

That’s right! I’ve officially launched the first episode of my new serial, Punks Versus Zombies, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Dive into a world where rebellious punks face off against the undead. You won’t want to miss it, and you can read it exclusively on my Substack. Visit:

📉 Productivity Slump 📉

This week has been challenging in terms of productivity. I’ve not been feeling my best, so things have moved slower than usual. But hey, we all have those weeks, right?

📖 Currently Reading: Grave Peril by Jim Butcher 📖

In between bouts of resting, I’ve been delving into Grave Peril by Jim Butcher. It’s an excellent read, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it with you all.

🔮 What’s Coming Next Week 🔮

I’m aiming to get at least the next chapter of Guild of Assassins out on my Substack. Fingers crossed my energy levels co-operate!

Jon’s author diary – September 22, 2023

Hello from sunny Morecambe!

Welcome back to another episode of my author diary series. In today’s video, we’re diving deep into the world of creativity, ideas, and a pinch of heavy metal!

🗡 Guild of Assassins Update

I’ve made some substantial progress on my upcoming novel, ‘Guild of Assassins,’ and I can’t wait to give you all a sneak peek of what’s to come. This book is shaping up to be an exhilarating adventure you won’t want to miss!

🧟‍♀️ Introducing: Punks Versus Zombies

That’s not all! I’m thrilled to announce a brand-new project: ‘Punks Versus Zombies.’ The first chapter will be posted on my Substack next week. Get ready for a fresh take on the zombie apocalypse that’s as rebellious as it is spine-chilling.

🎵 Currently Reading: Doomed to Fail & Jeish Space Lasers

On the reading front, I recently finished ‘Doomed to Fail,’ a fascinating dive into doom, sludge, and post-metal music genres. If you’re a fan of heavy, slow, and loud music, this book is a must-read.

Now, I’ve moved on to ‘Jewish Space Lasers’’ a book that explores the history of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. It’s an eye-opening read that I highly recommend.

👉 Get Involved

I’d love to hear from you. What are you reading at the moment? Are you excited about ‘Guild of Assassins’ or ‘Punks Versus Zombies’? Let me know in the comments below!

🔔 Don’t Forget!

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💌 Stay Connected with Substack

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Thanks for watching and catch you in the next video!

Cheerio! 📚🎉

Jon’s author diary – September 15, 2023

Welcome back to another edition of my weekly Author Diary.

🚨 This week is a bit different 🚨
I haven’t managed to write any fiction this week. I’ve been under the weather and taking it easy to get back to full health. 🤒 However, I’ve been doing some reading in between my rest periods. I delved into “The Ultimate History of Video Games Volume 2,” explored the intricacies of “Colonialism: A World History,” and also read “Sellout.” Fantastic reads and highly recommended!

🎉 Exciting News! Indie Author Mastermind is LIVE 🎉
Though I’ve not been working on my stories, I’ve been super productive in another realm. I’ve set up a brand new blog on Substack—Indie Author Mastermind. It’s designed to help aspiring indie authors navigate the maze of self-publishing and create a sustainable income from their writing.

🔗 Check it out here: Indie Author Mastermind

Jon’s author diary – September 8, 2023 #amwritingfantasy

Get the latest updates on my Substack novel, Guild of Assassins, in this week’s author diary. Plus, discover what I’m currently reading from the Horus Heresy series!

Hello from sunny Morecambe!

In this week’s author diary, I dive into the latest progress on my Substack novel, Guild of Assassins.

Buckle up, as I’ve completed not one, not two, but three new chapters!

I also delve into my current reads from the Horus Heresy series—The Unremembered Empire and Scars. If you’re a Warhammer 40k aficionado or just love a good sci-fi read, stick around.

So, what are you waiting for? Hit that ‘Like’ button if you enjoyed the video, smash ‘Subscribe’ to never miss an update, and ring that bell icon so you’ll be the first to know when a new video drops.

Let’s keep the conversation going—leave your thoughts in the comments!

Jon’s author diary – September 1, 2023 #amwriting

Join me in sunny Morecambe for this week’s Author Diary where I discuss new chapters in Guild of Assassins, and my journey of turning Blind Gambit into an audiobook.

Hello from sunny Morecambe!

In this week’s Author Diary, I delved into the progress of my Substack novel, Guild of Assassins and share insights oncrafting three new chapters.

Not just content with the written word, I also used Eleven Labs to transform my novel Blind Gambit into an audiobook.

You can gain early access to novels and exclusive stories by signing up to my Substack page.

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Jon’s Author Diary – August 7, 2023

Explore author adventures in Jersey, retro cinema nights, ‘Ravenglass Legends’ updates, Wattpad tales, and diving into the Horus Heresy series.

Hello from sunny Morecambe!

This week, I took a short break to Jersey. Yes, that’s right, I swapped my author’s den for a bit of beach-side brainstorming. Sun, sea, and scribbles…oh, and storms.

While escaping the rain, we watched ‘Snow White‘ (1937) at the cinema. Nothing like a classic to make you appreciate the art of storytelling (and remind you of those dubious attitudes in the 1930s.)

Speaking of tales, I’ve got a fresh outline bubbling for Ravenglass Legends Book 3. Believe me, this one’s shaping up to be a fun series.

In the spirit of branching out, I’ve ventured into the world of Wattpad! Soon, you’ll find snippets, tales, and perhaps a few misadventures from yours truly. If I can work out how to post that is…

Finally, I’ve been reading Fear to Tread from the Horus Heresy series. Space Marines and epic sagas.. sometimes, one needs a dose of galactic grandeur amidst fairytales.

Don’t forget to hit that thumbs up, subscribe, and leave a comment down below! Your feedback’s always gratefully received.

So until next time, cheerio.

Jon’s Author Diary – July 28, 2023 – Guild of Assassins, Horus Heresy

Explore Jon Cronshaw’s writing journey with Guild of Assassins, his current read – The Primarchs, and upcoming blog posts during his week off.

Welcome back to my Author Diary!

 In this week’s episode, I share my progress on writing my book, Guild of Assassins, with three chapters completed and a first draft for a fourth one.

You can catch these chapters as they go live on my Substack in the upcoming weeks:

I also delve into my current read – the 20th book of the Horus Heresy series, The Primarchs.

Please note, next week’s Author Diary will be a bit delayed as I’m taking a week off to recharge.

In the meantime, you won’t be missing out as daily blog posts will still be going live on my website as well as updates on my Substack.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Remember to hit the subscribe button and stay tuned for more insights into my writing journey.

So, until next time, cheerio!

Jon’s author diary – July 21, 2023 – Guild of Assassins, Horus Heresy

Discover progress on ‘Guild of Assassins’ & epic Warhammer 40k journey. Join me on YouTube for more adventures! Subscribe now.

Hello from sunny Morecambe!

Welcome back to my weekly author diary, where I share all the updates from my writing journey and reading escapades.

This week, I am thrilled to bring you the latest developments on my novel, “Guild of Assassins.”

I’ve been focusing my attention this week on my novel “Guild of Assassins.”

And another chapter is ready for you to read!

Head over to my Substack profile to read the latest installment of this action-packed adventure.

Your support and encouragement have been the driving force behind my progress, and I’m grateful for each one of you who has been on this journey with me.

I’ve also been continuing my epic readthrough of the Warhammer 40k Horus Heresy series. The battles, the mysteries, and the character arcs have kept me hooked.

As we venture into the school summer holidays, I’d like to share my plans for the upcoming weeks.

My main focus will be on writing “Guild of Assassins.” This is so I can be sure to get the next chapter out on Substack on time every Saturday.

You can read “Guild of Assassins” on my Substack site at

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Jon’s Author Diary – June 30, 2023

Join Jon as he shares exciting updates on his ongoing projects – Guild of Assassins, Dawn of Assassins book 4, and a new fantasy series. Also, dive into his take on Horus Heresy and Glastonbury highlights.

Welcome to this week’s author diary.

In today’s episode, I’m excited to share updates on my progress with Guild of Assassins and the fourth Dawn of Assassins book, as well as outlining a brand new fantasy series.

I also discuss my thoughts on the Horus Heresy book series and my highlights of this year’s Glastonbury festival, as well as the importance of disability representation in popular music.

If you enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs up, share it with friends, and hit that subscribe button for more author diaries and writing insights.

Celebrating Six Years SInce the Launch of Wizard of the Wasteland!

Join author Jon Cronshaw on his exciting writing journey, from the release of his latest novel to upcoming projects and a Facebook community. Discover the world of Ravenglass Legends and Guild of Assassins in this author diary.

Hello from sunny, rainy, sweaty Morecambe!

It’s been a full six orbits around the sun since I first introduced you to the desolate yet hopefuly world of Wizard of the Wasteland.

Wow! Time really does have a knack for performing its own magic tricks, doesn’t it?

I find myself reflecting on this amazing journey that started with a spark of an idea, flourished into my first novel, and then set the course for me to become a full-time storyteller for the past five years.

A heartfelt thank you for your support in making this possible. As a disabled author, it means I don’t have to deal with bosses (or more specifically, snooty HR reps) who ask whether working at a computer is the best for someone who is legally blind.

I get to tell stories for a living, and that is beyond amazing.

Ravenglass Legends

This past week, I wrote “The End” on the final draft of my next novel, The Fall of Wolfsbane, and it’s now in the capable hands of my editor.

And I’ve plunged right into the sequel, The Wolf and the Wyvern. With the first draft of the first point of view halfway through a redraft, and an entire second point of view still to write, there’s plenty of thrilling work ahead.

I’m so excited about this new series! Not only does it answer many of your burning questions from The Ravenglass Chronicles, but it will add an even richer tapestry of stories and adventures to the world we’ve been exploring together.

Guild of Assassins

If that wasn’t enough, I’ve also been working on Guild of Assassins, a tale I’m gradually releasing on Substack. This series paints a vivid picture of Soren, the master assassin from Dawn of Assassins. Remember the guy who refused to vacate our minds? Yep, him.

It’s been so much fun to delve into his journey, from the subtle craftsmanship of a sculptor’s apprentice to the deadly finesse of a master assassin.

Read the first episode at:

Facebook group

If you’re craving more updates, or just fancy a chat with fellow readers, I invite you to our cozy little corner of the Internet—The Ravenglass Universe Facebook Group.

Come join us, share your thoughts, theories, and let’s keep the magic alive together. Visit:

Until next time, cheerio.


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