I spend a lot of time on Goodreads. It’s a great place to talk about books, keep lists of what you’ve read and liked, review things you’ve read and read other people’s reviews. It also has some nice forums (e.g. the Great Middle Grade Reads forum) and lots of useful things to help authors put […]
“Not a girlie book” is a comment one of my friends, a teacher, said about my books, and specifically about Traveler. We discussed it for quite a while, because she is a very good person for me to talk with to understand who my ideal reader is. What it confirmed to me, is that my […]
OK, EVERYONE, I NEED HELP. I’ve always called Humphrey’s story The Way West, even promoted it as such in the paperback, but I find not one, but TWO books came out in October and December, with the same title. Different genres, and both western US trail type books, but I need help in finding a […]
Even though The Way West isn’t quite finished (last chapter tomorrow) the blog seems quieter already. I really enjoyed the character interviews, and I hope you did too.
Only one more week to go of The Way West cluttering up the blog. I must admit, I thought it was a good idea to post a chapter at a time when I started, but it seems to have gone on forever. I hope it doesn’t feel like that to you reading it! The other […]
This set of posts will run over the summer months and feature eight interviews: Princelings Fred and George, Victor, Hugo (Lord Mariusz of Hattan), Prince Lupin of Buckmore, Professor Saku, Princess Kira, and Sundance, the person of mystery! I’ll be asking all the characters the same questions, but I might ask some individual questions where […]
I’ve been wondering whether I got it right when I re-wrote the start of the Princelings of the East to draw you into the action more quickly. Maybe the more descriptive start would settle you into the world of the Princelings better? It felt like a huge change at the time, but the amount of […]
Well, I’m going to do the interviews, but I need you to let me know who you’d like to see interviewed and what questions you’d like to ask. This feature will run over the summer months so will feature about eight interviews: Fred, George, Victor and Hugo-Mariusz will obviously be four of them.
When I first wrote Princelings of the East, I opened the book with a fairly lyrical description of the Castle in the middle of the marsh and a young princeling gazing out across the reeds, watching the wind blowing them around. After reading a lot of other openings I decided to change this to a […]