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New anthologies

New anthologies

As well as Fae Secrets, which released last week, I've also been part of two anthologies which are (or almost) published.Next Chapters Unleashed Next Chapters Unleashed is a cross-genre anthology featuring fifteen stories about new beginnings. My story, The Rival and...

Fae Secrets – Chapter 1

Fae Secrets – Chapter 1

Fae Secrets launches on Wednesday. This is the second book in my series about fae. It tells the story of Zoe, a girl who is trying to balance her life, with her horse, in the human realm, with the knowledge she's a fae princess. Read on for the first chapter! Though,...

Another anthology!

Another anthology!

Well, one anthology coming out this year just doesn't seem to be enough for me. Which means I am pleased to announce that I will have a story in the Next Chapters Unleashed anthology publishing on the 12th April. And rather excitingly, my story is a prequel for the...

Best books of 2021

Best books of 2021

Again in 2021 I hit my reading target on goodreads of 100 books. (Check out my profile and friend me on goodreads if you want to see what I read and interact on there.) So it is time to review them and pick out the ones which were my favourites. This is much harder...

Annual review 2021

Annual review 2021

2021 was another hard year. I did publish the two books I planned, though I only wrote one of the sequels. My word for the year was build, and I did build my newsletter and backlist, though there are still ways to go to for both of them. Maybe that is more of a decade...

Dragon Heir & Dragon Queen

Dragon Heir & Dragon Queen

Well, Dragon Heir is available. It is even now available in paperback too, as that took a bit longer to get right. And Dragon Queen is also now up for preorder for the end of this year. And if all goes according to plan, then that will close out this series. Which is...

Dragon Heir – Chapter 1!

Dragon Heir – Chapter 1!

Tomorrow Dragon Heir launches. This is the second book in my series about dragons and shifters. It tells the story of Birgith, a girl who is trying to work out where she belongs, and Haydn, a boy who wants to be with her, but isn't sure how. Read on for the first...

Dragon Heir teaser

Dragon Heir teaser

Dragon Heir publishes in just over a month! I am currently putting the finishing touches to the manuscript, so thought I would share a few teasers about the story here for you. It is dual point of view, as it follows both Birgith and Haydn. (And yes, SPOILER ALERT,...

Self publishing 28: email lists

Self publishing 28: email lists

For the next in my series of posts on self-publishing I am going to discuss email lists. These aren't actually limited to just self-published authors, as if you are traditionally published you might be interested in a mailing list as well, for all the same reasons....

Looking for short stories? I can help

Looking for short stories? I can help

I am super excited to share that I have a story in the next Fall into Fantasy anthology. This is a collection of fifteen short stories across all aspects of fantasy, and it will be publishing on the 21st September on Amazon. My story is a re-telling of Aladdin. And I...

Self publishing 27: serialisation

Self publishing 27: serialisation

Another format to publish your stories in is through serialisation. That means putting small sections (episodes or chapters) out one at a time.This is a tried and tested way of publishing - most of Charles Dickens books were published a chapter at a time through...

Self publishing 26: printed versions

Self publishing 26: printed versions

So far in my series about self-publishing we have mainly talked about the production of ebooks. Now, these aren't the only type of books that you can create. In fact, there are a myriad of different formats - paperback, hardback, large print, audiobook, serialisation,...

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