Trick or Treat Reads is the brainchild of Patricia Josephine. Several authors are giving away free ebooks today as your Halloween treat! See the link below for more 🙂 Fantasy/epic/older MG/crossover series In honour of my new book, Chronicles of
Another new book follows hard on the heels of Curved Space to Corsair. This time, it’s back to the Princelings series with…. The Princelings of the East Books 4-6 I said I needed to read the earlier books again before
Tricks and treats for Flashback Friday! When Rebecca Douglass reminded me, with her excellent flashback today, I realised that I have been rather irregular over the past few months. As usual, for Halloween I wanted to post what I call
Halloween. It’s tomorrow, or if you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it might even be today, depending on when you read this. No matter. From now till 1st November Pacific time, I’m offering a FREE ebook as your Halloween treat.
Welcome to this month’s Insecure Writers Support Group post. You can join in by signing up at insecurewriterssupportgroup.com where you’ll also find the long list of people to visit each month. I tend to visit all my ‘follow’ blogs and at
I’ve been doing Flash Fiction on Fridays for a long time now, and my first reaction on seeing Michael D’Agostini’s Flashback Friday was to think, no – I do flash fiction then. But I need to write and edit my books, and
I received an ARC of The Rosetta Man by Claire McCague from LibraryThing as a First-read, and it certainly lived up to my expectations from the description! “What makes The Rosetta Man stand-out? An unusually dense squirrel population for sci-fi.
My first Insecure Writers Support Group post of 2016 wraps around my Goodreads Giveaway for the Traveler in Black and White. I was hunting for a place to post the giveaway on the blog, and I thought, well, it’s part
This is my first attempt at the Bookshelf Gargoyle’s Fiction in 50 (words) Writing Challenge. Each month he posts a writing prompt for us, and in the last week he asks us to link up our offerings. This month’s prompt
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.
I was reading Chuck Wendig’s post about self-promotion, and how you should present yourself and your books as the best version of yourself that you can. I realised that anyone reading my blog recently probably wouldn’t know that I write
The Traveler in Black and White is out in paperback! Available on Amazon worldwide Createspace It’s 190 pages, complete with illustrations. Just like the ebook, in fact, but in a book, with real turnable pages, the same size as the
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
I am delighted and honoured that the very talented blogger Damyanti is featuring The Traveler in Black and White on her blog today. Why don’t you nip over and see what she says, and sign up to follow her words
Yes for two weeks only, till July 31st, all four of the ebooks available on Smashwords are FREE with the coupon code SW100 (that’s the same code for each of them). You could get The Princelings of the East The
Today’s haiku is dedicated to my brother, who does a lot of travelling. Happy birthday, brother! It is of course for The Traveler in Black and White. Hugo (or is it Mariusz?) says: My strange adventures Down the time tunnel
In which Professor Saku discovers a delightful side-effect of a new invention. This is a short (1800 word) story that fits in the Chronicles of Hattan; it’s sort of back story for Saku and Mariusz (before the start of Traveler),
In which Lord Mariusz relates his first encounter with the infamous Blackbird This is a 1200 word tale in the backstory of Castle Hattan. References to ‘the Rajah’ pop up every time Hugo or Mariusz turns up in my books.
This is possibly my favourite piece done during the creative writing course. We picked a building in the city at random, the tutor gave us five objects and four characters, one of whom was to be our narrator, but all
Lord Mariusz is the Traveler in Black and White – he was also the villain of The Princelings of the East. We were set this exercise in our creative writing class just as I was publishing Traveler, so his story
1st April is the start of the A to Z Blog Challenge! Over a thousand bloggers have been preparing for this day, when we all write a post about something beginning with A. Then on Tuesday it’ll be something beginning
“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
Just a little tidying up for the last day of February. It’s a lovely spring day after weeks of dreariness and freezing temperatures, or at least it seems that way. Hopefully spring is on its way. The Traveler in Black
Have I made any progress since the last update at 7 weeks? Not much! I’ve got more stories written, including a completely new one starring Professor Saku, telling how he came to invent the grav-sleds that are used by Hugo
Lord Mariusz’s tale of exploration on the other side of the time tunnel comes to the end of its time on Amazon’s Kindle Owners Lending Library at midnight tonight. This is otherwise known as the Amazon-exclusive period, and although there