Yes, it’s the great and wonderful A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal day, when those who can’t resist a theme tell you all about it, and you nip round to all those who are exposing themselves their theme to the world.  Everyone here has of course signed up for the A to Z Challenge, which you can too – just click here. Be careful if you’re going to a blog marked (AC) as that means Adult Content, and that might be too revealing.

Before I reveal all, I’d like to thank everyone who voted for The Perihelix in Cover Wars last week on  We came third with 12.57% of the total votes, and the winner was 

I can’t imagine that you haven’t already spotted my theme if you’re a regular reader, but of course, you might be here for the first time, wondering who is this ‘Jemima Pett, Author’, and the big question – will you add her to your list of people to visit during April?

I hope so because my theme is…


Providing the world’s environmental services. Cartoon by Martin Rowson c 1994, from Greening the Built Environment (Smith, Whitelegg & Williams) Picture accredited to BSRIA. Apologies for the scan quality.

I’ll be looking at some of the amazing worlds created by people in fiction, including a number of my own.  In fact, the reason I picked the theme is to help myself develop a few more worlds for my Viridian System series, the first of which, The Perihelix, is out now and only 99c till the end of March.  So buy the Perihelix today!  All the links are in the right side bar.

I’m also doing some interviews with other world-builders, reviewing books on Saturdays that include awesome worlds, and squeezing in some new flash fiction too.  If I’ve got time, I’d like to add some illustrations, but I can’t start doing those till I’ve set up all the posts, which means finishing the books I’m reviewing… and so on.

So please – add me to your list of people to visit, or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Goodreads using the buttons on the left or widgets on the right…. clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am (watch out for all those with a music theme 😉 .

And I’ll be doing a giveaway during the month which you can enter every day, too.

ASo come back April 1st – I’ll be here, with my #FridayFlash fiction starring a planet beginning with A!

Now go and see some of the other people revealing all today (link to theme reveal sign-up).

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83 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge – theme reveal

  • 21 March, 2016 at 5:02 am

    That is quite an interesting and different topic. I love the idea of new words. All the best for the challenge.

    • 21 March, 2016 at 9:07 am

      I hope you read that right and perhaps made a typo, Indy – it’s world, not word! Mind you, mind word of the day feed from the Oxford English Dictionary gives me lots of ideas for language changes in my world!

      • 21 March, 2016 at 6:50 pm

        Gosh! You are right I mixed up the two. Now I am even more intrigued about the worlds!! 🙂

  • 21 March, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Hi Jemima – world building and that’ll be so interesting … and I shall learn – cheers Hilary

    • 21 March, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Yay! Looking forward to your theme, too, Hilary – I’ll be right over…

  • 21 March, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Sorry you didn’t make first place Jemima. Very best of luck with the A-Z.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    • 22 March, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Have a lovely Easter weekend, David 🙂

  • 21 March, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Very interesting theme… for someone like me with absolutely no imagination, this can be very useful 🙂 Looking forward to reading! Best regards,

    • 22 March, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Thanks, Tasha. The secret is to start early. I wish I’d taken my own advice 😀

  • 21 March, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Great theme choice. I’m always eager to learn new ideas and look forward to your posts on world building.

  • 21 March, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    World building is always such an intersting heme. So much to share about it.
    Have a fantastic challenge!

    The Old Shelter – Jazz Age Jazz

    • 22 March, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Thanks, Jazz! I’m looking forward to your theme, too!

    • 22 March, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Thanks, Anna – have a great time this year!

  • 21 March, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    An A-Z of world building? Wow–that sounds like a challenge. All the best with that, Jemima! 🙂

    • 22 March, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Yes, one of those classic ideas that sounded… easier than I made it!

  • 21 March, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Good theme choice! As you know, I’m not doing A to Z, but I’ll be visiting lots of folks, I hope!

    • 22 March, 2016 at 11:17 am

      In May, when I say ‘next year I won’t do it’… remind me, eh?

  • 21 March, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Good luck with the challenge! I’m sitting it out this year, but should – in theory – have more time for visiting.

    • 22 March, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Yes, that’s what I was going to do – until I had an idea that wouldn’t lie down!

  • 21 March, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Interesting theme. I look forward to your posts. 🙂

  • 22 March, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Ooooh, sounds interesting! I love when authors build awesome, elaborate worlds. Happy blogging!

    • 22 March, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Yes, I must admit that some of the examples make me think I should stop trying to be what I’m not – but then I write an IWSG post and feel better!

  • 22 March, 2016 at 5:20 am

    World building sounds just fascinating. A very apt theme from an author. And giveaways are great! Have a great A-Z!

    Best wishes.

  • 22 March, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Intersting. I don’t know much about world building, as so far I have only one book and it’s non-fiction.

    • 22 March, 2016 at 11:22 am

      But the world of your blog is awesome, Rhonda!

  • 22 March, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    My daughter loves world building. What a great theme. I’m looking forward to the a-z challenge and can’t wait to read some of your posts.

    • 22 March, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you! I haven’t got to your blog yet – but I’ll be there!

  • 22 March, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    This will be a great read for me next month. I have recently discovered that deciding my setting for my stories is a leading factor in what inspires me to see a story through!

    • 22 March, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Ah, yes. I think I always have a sense of the space they’re in before I get the characters. One of my interviewed authors says something about that, I think!

  • 22 March, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Wow! This will be an interesting topic! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

    • 22 March, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Oh, it might be nearly as interesting as your frogs 😀

    • 22 March, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks, Shilpa, and good luck with your Hooliganing!

    • 22 March, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      After doing most of the author interviews, I begin to think it isn’t mine, either…

  • 22 March, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I love world building and did it as my theme two years ago. I’ll be back, to quote a famous person other than the Ninja Captain.

    • 22 March, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Oh gosh – I didn’t remember that! But then, there are so many wonderful blogs out there. I wonder whether we’re covering the same ground – at least for the most difficult letters?

  • 22 March, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    sounds unique and fun. I look forward to reading your posts

  • 22 March, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    World building! I love it 🙂 I can spend ages on world building, and reading others’ thoughts about worlds… I am looking forward to reading your posts!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

    • 23 March, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      You may well spend ages, Csenge – most of them are a little longer than recommended 🙂

  • 22 March, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    What a fab theme! I’ve never even attempted to write about a fictional world before, but I imagine it’s hard! Good luck 🙂

    • 23 March, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Some are more vivid than others 🙂 Thanks, Debbie!

  • 23 March, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I always marvel at fantasy writers who can create a fantastic world “from scratch” and come up with amazing names/new language/rules etc. for this world. Sci-fi writers too!
    My theme is showcasing bloggers books and book reviews. There will be loads of giveaways too! See you around on the A to Z circuit! 🙂

    • 23 March, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Looking forward to your theme too, Michelle. My books are at your service!

  • 23 March, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Interesting topic! I’ve always struggled with fantasy and sci-fi, but I do try to keep an open mind and I keep trying to get into it. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

    Twitter: @KnottyMarie
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

    • 23 March, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love other worlds. Although some of them have to be as messed up as ours ;(

  • 23 March, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    What a fabulous theme – can’t wait to catch your posts!

    • 23 March, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Thanks, Deborah – looking forward to seeing you again 🙂

  • 23 March, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    That definitely sounds cool. I can’t wait to see what worlds you have to show us 🙂

  • 24 March, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Oh that’s a very cool theme and it will be useful for me. Just signed up and looking forward to your posts!

  • 24 March, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Oh, fun topic! I think my favorite world building author is Ursula K. Le Guin. I adore Left Hand of Darkness. I’ll be interested to see what you come up with.

    • 25 March, 2016 at 9:53 am

      I really must read it again. I know I loved it – but never reread it, and it’s one of those I’ll probably remember as soon as I open it. I know I never got around to the Earthsea trilogy – which I nearly bought the other day. That’s definitely on my TBR list.

  • 24 March, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Oh, I can’t wait! Thank you for visiting me. I think you’re right, your worlds are going to pair up nicely with my ‘people’!

  • 24 March, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    What an awesome theme! I will definitely be looking forward to this, Jemima!

  • 25 March, 2016 at 12:52 am

    This is going to be fun!!

    • 25 March, 2016 at 9:56 am

      It always is – but it’s always worth it, too 🙂

    • 25 March, 2016 at 9:57 am

      One of the best things about having a theme is how much more you learn about something you thought you knew about!

  • 25 March, 2016 at 7:42 am

    That is so interesting! look forward to reading you in April!
    The Little Princess

  • 25 March, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Sounds interesting. I’ll be back to check out what you post.

  • 25 March, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    World building is tricky, so good on you for tackling it for A-Z.

    • 26 March, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Well, I have to do it, so it’s good for me, Sabina!

  • 28 March, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Very interesting theme, Jemima. I look forward to learning about world building. Already very curious about it, as it sounds like something right up my alley. Love learning.
    See you soon,

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