Thursday, 19 November 2015

We have moved.

After a break of a couple of years, due to unfortunate and unforeseen personal circumstance, P.D.Blake is back, writing and publishing again, still growing and brewing and still looking after those chickens (albeit a whole new flock of them), though the gardening will be on a completely different blog of its own.

Unfortunately this blog, while probably no longer read by anyone, is still linked to in lots of places so, if you've come here via one of my books or a website that somehow hasn't managed to update its links yet. the new blog is at : and I hope to see you there.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Free Book

From now until the end of the 2012 Olympics Trolympics is free. You can download a copy from Smashwords.

Hopefully Amazon will follow suit with their price matching, as I can't find a way to make a book free on there.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Busy, busy, busy.

Ok, I'm busy writing so I'm not getting a lot of blogging done. I'm writing another novel and trying my hand at flash fiction between bouts. When I'm not writing, well it's that busy time in the garden and I've got lots of veg that need looking after, and I've just taken up fishing.

What with the chickens, the brewing and the day job, I don't know where I find all the time.

Watch this space.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


I'm busy plotting a new novel at the moment, scribbling notes and back story, creating characters and sketching a rough map. So I'm not getting much in the way of actual writing done. Still, it's nice and sunny and warm here at the moment, so at least I can procrastinate in the sunshine.

Friday, 16 March 2012

They're Here - A Trio of Tasty Troll Tales

A Trio of Tasty Troll Tales, available now from Smashwords for the ridiculously miserly price of $0.99 each.

The Great Egg Hunt

Grandad Seth has a golden egg, his pride and joy, that he puts out every year to see in the spring. Only this year, while Seth and the grandkids are sleeping, his egg is stolen, by the Springtide Bunny. Unfortunately for the wily thief Seth's grandkids are Frank, Arthur, Norman and Stan, four strapping trolls with bad tempers and a taste for bunny.

Join the troll brothers as they encounter gnomes, dryads, dwarves, goblins and more bunny rabbits than they can reasonably manage, as they hunt the thief in the night and try to rescue grandad's treasure and find more than just golden eggs.


The games of the thirtieth Trolympiad are being held in Slag Valley and Lord Coal himself will preside over the opening ceremony, lighting the Great Torch and firing off the greatest sporting event in the troll calendar. But tickets are hard to come by, so when Herbert wins some in a bet, he and the family are off to Slag Valley like a shot. Only sport isn't the only thing on the agenda.

Join Herbert and Maude and their lad Horace as they experience the thrill of such sports as goblin putting, elf wrangling, dwarf lobbing and goat scaring in the Trolympic Arena, having the time of their life, until they discover the security ogres and the human terrorist threat.

Then the game is really on.

Blue Dragon Pie

Gordon wants to see his name over his own pie shop, by the sea. The only thing stopping him is a distinct lack of money. Instead he is stuck down Clag Alley, selling his wares from a barrow.

But the Razorback Mountains Pie Eating Contest might be the answer to all his problems. A thousand groats is up for grabs, but every celebrity troll chef in the mountains is having a go and Gordon needs that special edge if he is to stand a chance of winning the prize.

Gordon does the unthinkable and joins forces with humans, dwarves and elves in an attempt to hunt down a dangerous dragon. They want gold and glory. All Gordon is after is a pie filling, but he soon discovers that other species can be bad as trolls when it comes to deceit and treachery, in his quest to make a Blue Dragon Pie.

As usual, coming to Amazon shortly......

They're Almost Upon Us!!!

The trolls are nearly here.

Coming soon to an e-reader near you.......

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The Trolls Are Coming.

Long time no blog, but I've been busy writing, so busy in fact that, just for all of those who enjoyed Tales From Under the Bridge and A Job of Debt, the trolls are coming back.

Watch this space, more news coming soon.