Continuing in the spirit of the last couple of weeks, today I’m sharing the list of things I am in the process of updating with the imminent release of THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE. Did I mention that already? Book #3 in the Five Kingdoms series releases in less than two weeks – I’m so excited about […]

Drum roll… Ta da! THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE – #3 The Five Kingdoms is ready to go! Following on from The Prince’s Son, continue reading the gripping Five Kingdoms fantasy adventure… In the aftermath of the devastating coup, King Marten strives to rebuild his subjects’ confidence in the throne, but not all his councillors believe the […]

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I recently discovered DIY Book Design (thank you, Krystallia!) and just had to share the news. DIY Book Design has a number of useful tools and tutorials, all aimed at helping you produce the perfect image for your book. From a number of tutorials helping with the design of…

I am always drawn to read other author’s takes on elementals, hence this pick. “In a kingdom of Elementals, she thought she was ordinary. She was wrong.”   Here are my thoughts… Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision My rating: 5 of 5 stars 16-year-old Bree knows nothing beyond her simple life, helping […]

I am buried in the throes of editing my latest novel, THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE, #3 in the Five Kingdoms series. Having had an interesting conversation this week with a visiting relative about my editing process, I thought I’d share it here as, perhaps, helpful guidance to writers at an earlier stage of their career. Whilst […]

I didn’t quite finish recounting our very long, thrilling first day on Mull/Iona, because there was so much to share. At the end of the last post, I said I had an agenda for leaving Iona before too late in the day, and now I’ll reveal all. One of my bucket list items for the […]

I still have several days of our autumn holiday to recount, and before it slips my mind too far, I’m going to get these posts done! After our scary boat ride out to awesome Staffa Island and Fingal’s Cave, we didn’t return immediately to Mull, but instead landed on Iona – a tiny island with […]

I’ve taken longer than most author bloggers to consider what I learned last year. I decided not to do the regular, almost obligatory, New Year review, as I took time off to enjoy New Year instead! So what did I learn about writing last year, and why am I sharing it with you? I think […]

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
I’m reposting this from a few years ago. Back then, I didn’t have many readers so now, I wanted to share these pithy thoughts–including a few updates–with all my new efriends! There are a lot of difficult parts to writing. I mean, besides the whole write-edit-revise-rewrite-market-start over thing. That cutting a…

Continuing my catch up on reviews, I find I’ve read quite a few books recently. This is the first in a trilogy I’ve been waiting a while to read, based on the great blurbs that thoroughly piqued my interest. Here’s how that panned out… The Bastard Prince by Patty Jansen “She has a dragon, and […]