Ten years old. It’s the birthday of my first published book, Princelings of the East came out on kindle ten years ago. Soon after that I discovered I could publish to all the other e-readers via Smashwords. The Princelings of
Character wrangling is a term I put together when writing my guest post for Ronel Janse van Vuuren today. I was writing of the discovery I made when I started writing the Princelings series, that characters do what they want,
Victor. I meant to use the post I did for the NATO Alphabet in 2014, but it was an excerpt about the storm in his book, Bravo Victor, where he hides under his bed. I’m sure I’ve used that recently,
Security service is a post from the April 2012 A to Z Challenge. My theme that year was the A to Z of the Princelings books; this year in celebration of the Challenge’s tenth anniversary, I’m doing flashbacks. I’ve done
Victor has appeared on the A to Z several times – in 2015 when I was about to launch his book Bravo Victor (Book 6 of the Princelings of the East), my theme was the phonetic alphabet. That gave me ample
I’m doing Flashback Friday a week early, because it’s Christmas, and I wanted to repeat this one, especially as I’ve worked out it appears ‘this yuletide’ in the Princelings series timeline. I had to do some juggling with Christmas stories
Willoughby finishes his story, and jumps off the platform called the fiddlesticks to rapturous applause. Quite how he got so popular in such a short time nobody really knows, except he brought some new angles on old stories, and new
I’m cheating this week; I’m too busy with the new book to write a flash fiction, and anyway it’s Victor’s birthday, or would have been (his seventh), so I’d have featured him in something new. Seven is pretty much the
Today I’m being interviewed by Kai Strand on her blog Strands of Thought. Kai is a children’s author, and blogs fiction for children and teens. That sounds just the right place for me. She’s asked me some interesting questions, like
In my gallop through extracts from my books leading up to Read Tuesday, we have reached the most recently published one, Bravo Victor, number 6 in the Princelings series. Next week I have an exclusive for you, a discussion of
Today is the fourth excerpt leading up to Read Tuesday, and we’ve completed the trilogy, starring Fred, George and Kira in a sequence that took us from the time tunnel to the introduction of a revolutionary new source of energy.
Bravo Victor is the sixth in The Princelings of the East series, and stars Victor, keeper of the Inn of the Seventh Happiness, a much-loved character in four of the previous books. On Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th July, from
It’s a sad release; Victor crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He’s well again now. I don’t generally mention the guinea pigs on my blog, but of course Victor’s book is Bravo Victor and I never thought he’d live to see its
The time draws nearer for editing the next book – called Bravo Victor!
Ten words – use all of them in your story. That was the challenge from Chuck Wendig in this week’s flash fiction challenge. I went blank to start with, then was tempted to do a little backstory since one of