Author Archives: Deborah Jay

#Holiday – touring the Inner Hebrides – Iona #Scotland

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 […]

Authors, are you applying what you learned last year to your current writing? #amwriting

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 […]

7 Things Writers Can Do No One Else Can (or Wants to)

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…

#BookReview – THE BASTARD PRINCE by Patty Jansen #EpicFantasy

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 […]

#BookReview – THE MERCENARY: A WARREN PARISH STORY by Elicia Hyder #paranormal

I’m back to catching up on series I’ve already begun, so this is one of those neat spin off novellas/short stories that crop up nowadays, since the advent of the ebook, and the freedom to publish a book, whatever its size. Yay! THE MERCENARY is a prequel to Elicia Hyder’s Soul Summoner series, currently standing […]

Fantasy Sub-Genres

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image: Pixabay When I finished my first book in the Pearseus universe, I was faced with an unexpected problem: everyone kept saying that identifying your genre was important. But my book crossed many genres. It was, essentially, a fantasy tale taking place in the future, with technology and a…

#BookReview – A VET VANISHES by L.C. Hibbett & N.M. Howell #paranormal #humour #ReverseHarem

It’s high time I posted some more reviews – I am SO far behind! I read this one months ago, and somehow missed reviewing it at the time. I only realised I hadn’t done so, when I finished reading book #3 in the series over Christmas, and took a look at my past reviews to […]

Results of this year’s holiday promo, and THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE is nearly done!

I decided to give the regular, over-populated New Year post a miss this year, and focus on the wonderful clear writing time I had over the holiday period, but normal service will resume shortly! On the writing note, I’m thrilled to report I’m in sight of the end of book #3 of The Five Kingdoms […]

A Consultant’s Letter To Santa

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
One read I always look forward to this time of the year is The Economist’s special Christmas issue. This is a double one and crammed with fun articles I savor during the holidays. This year’s issue had a hilarious take on consultants, describing what they might tell Santa if…

Holiday wishes to you all – with a large dollop of #humour #funnies

Have a good one!