Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
I work with a lot of young/aspiring authors and time and again I find them suffering over the subject of naming characters and places. Placeholders abound, names from other works like the Forgotten Realms or Game of Thrones start to sneak in, or sometimes they just fall back…

Catching up on more reviews this month…   Billy Ninefingers by Connie J. Jasperson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Billy was settled in the mercenary lifestyle – a bit of danger, a lot of waiting around, camaraderie with his fellow Rowdies, and the hope of one day persuading Bess to marry him, although that […]

Once again, I’ve joined up with a bunch of other authors to offer FREE summer reads, so take a look at this lovely selection… Click HERE  And if you’d like something other than fantasy (though in my book, why would you?), take a look at this HUGE selection – over 300 to choose from, some […]

I have just read and reviewed this novella ARC, and the book was released a couple of days ago. THE REGULAR GUY is part of a series I’ve been enjoying very much – you’ll have seen me review previous books if you’ve been here for a while. If not, you can take a look at […]

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
When I started my Indie career, I realized one of my most useful skills was my experience with Internet marketing. But I constantly wished I was experienced in legal matters, too. Which is why I was so excited to meet Lucy Taylor, a legal expert at LY Lawyers. Luckily…

I am so far behind with this series of posts, it’s now more than 6 months since we took this trip! This one does, however, cover the final day – phew! Lewis, like the other islands in the Outer Hebrides, still observes the religious habit of shutting all shops, outlets, cafes etc. on a Sunday. […]

I’ve joined up with a small selection of other fantasy authors for this giveaway and chance to win a $25 dollar gift card There’s a diverse range on offer here – urban fantasy, contemporary and historical fantasy, and dystopian too. Click HERE to go to take a look and try your luck at winning that […]

I am currently focussing on writing my next novel, which means social media is a bit lower on my radar just now, so if you think I’m ignoring you, please believe me, it isn’t deliberate! I’m never going to be a quick writer, I think I’ve made that clear before, but I’d like to be […]

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
This week, my wonderful efriends here in the blogosphere are helping me launch my prehistoric fiction novel, Born in a Treacherous Time. I’ll be visiting their blogs to chat about the book, the process, and anything else on their minds. Some of the questions we’ll cover: Why did Born in a Treacherous…

It’s been way too long since I reviewed any books – that isn’t because I’ve not been reading, but simply due to lack of time to get around to reviewing what I read – bad, bad reader. ALWAYS remember to REVIEW what you read people, reviews are the lifeblood of authors – they give us […]