Jon’s Author Diary – August 18, 2023

Join Jon Cronshaw as he revisits the inspirational streets of Ravenglass and shares exciting updates on the ‘Dawn of Assassins’ series, plus insights on his reading journey.

Hello from cloudy Morecambe!

This week was truly special for me. Finally visiting Ravenglass—where I derived the name of my main series from—was a moving experience.

 Walking through the very streets that inspired so much of my writing and exploring the beauty of the surrounding area felt surreal and invigorating.

If you haven’t been there, I recommend it—the place truly resonates with creativity.

Writing update:

In writing news, there’s a fresh treat for you on my Substack—a brand new short story which serves as a prequel to the Dawn of Assassins series.

It’s my little way of saying thank you for the continued support.

I’m eager to hear what you think of it.

Visit: to find out more.

I also continued work on the fourth installment in the series.

I’ve been redrafting scenes I dictated earlier in the year and hope to carry on with the full first draft in the not-too-distant-future.

Oh, and another chapter for the Guild of Assassins novel is complete!

Reading update:

I’m still on the Horus Heresy journey. After wrapping up Angel Exterminatus, I’ve moved on to Betrayer—the plot twists and turns never cease to amaze me.

A little confession:

I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the number of projects I’ve taken on.

But paradoxically, while juggling all these tasks might seem slower, it’s making me more productive.

The key, I’ve realized, is to follow where my energy leads.

Yet, there’s a nagging reminder in the back of my mind to wrap up Guild of Assassins—especially with The Fall of Wolfsbane soon returning from the editor.

If you enjoy these updates, don’t forget to follow my journey on my YouTube channel and the ‘Jon Cronshaw’s Author Diary’ podcast.

Do me a favour? Hit that thumbs up, subscribe, and let’s chat in the comments.

Your thoughts, as always, are my inspiration.

So, until next time, cheerio.


My Pilgrimage to Ravenglass: The Real-Life Inspiration for My Fantasy Universe

Join Jon in Ravenglass, Lake District—the muse behind his fantasy tales. Explore the inspiration for dreamy landscapes and stories. Like & subscribe for more!

Hello from sunny Ravenglass!

Join me on a special journey as I finally set foot in Ravenglass in the beautiful Lake District—the place that breathed life into my fantasy universe.

For years, the mere name “Ravenglass” has been a wellspring of inspiration, giving birth to countless stories and dreamy magic in my mind.

So, whether you’re here as a fellow lover of the Lake District, a fan of my stories, or just someone with an insatiable curiosity, buckle up! This is a trip that has been years in the making, and I’m thrilled to have you by my side.

Remember to like, comment, and subscribe.

Every bit of support inspires yet another tale.

So, until next time, cheerio.


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