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 August and I will post details of both the theme and the optional prompt words on Twitter #7DayTale during 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.