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

February’s #7DayTale will starts on Monday, Feb 1st and I will be posting details of both the theme and the optional prompt words on Twitter next week. If you want to know more about the game please check out my #7DayTale blog post.

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.

Available now for Kindle / eBook, and in paperback –

Get Welcome to the Carnicus here

Follow the link for more artwork from the amazing S.F.Flanigan