Welcome to my website.

I am Ian Gough, author of multi-genre stories, co-host of the Twitter #7DayTale writers game, and the creator of the Core Lands fantasy novels. Here you can find information about my books, what I’m working on, a little bit about me, and get an insight into what’s taking place in the alternative world of the Core Lands, where my fantasy novels take place. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay.

Latest News

#7DayTale will return in March and I will post details of both the theme and the optional prompt words on Twitter the week prior to it starting. If you want to know more about the game please check out my #7DayTale blog post.

Get the latest Core Lands novel here: Welcome to the Carnicus

A mystical amulet is stolen from a wizard’s tower.

The daughter of a lord is kidnapped.

And Gristle the pot-bellied pig is missing.

Private Investigator Scond is tracking the clues, all of which point to the sinister Ringmaster and his band of nefarious Carni-folk. But all is not as it seems…

A fantasy book full of mystery, intrigue, and a smattering of humour, Scond and his faithful apprentice Flotsan are on the case and ready to save the day. Along with a full supporting cast of dwarves, fire eaters, acrobats, and enough greasepaint to smother an army of clowns – Welcome to the Carnicus.

My First Podcast

I’ve been fortunate enough to take part in my first ever podcast with the amazing Rachel Poli and Ari Meghlen hosts of the #TheMerryWriterPodcast.

The episode is a discussion about both the good and bad writing advice we have come across and you can listen to it here:



Enjoy and thanks for listening.