Goodreads giveaway update…

I'm slightly in a state of shock as having launched my Goodreads giveaway less than 24 hours ago, I just visited the page to find that I've already got 183 subscribers (faints). And the giveaway has 10 days left to run! This is very exciting but also quite a responsibility. I'm not going to update… Continue reading Goodreads giveaway update…

Goodreads giveaway begins!

The Goodreads giveaway for the paperback edition of Children of the Shaman starts today. Enter the giveaway to win one of three paperback editions of my first novel in the new version published by Kristell Ink. Goodreads Book Giveaway Children of the Shaman by Jessica Rydill Giveaway ends June 21, 2017. See the giveaway details… Continue reading Goodreads giveaway begins!

Giveaway for Children of the Shaman June 11

Three paperback copies of the new edition of Children of the Shaman will soon be available free. Starting on 11th June, the giveaway will run until 21st June. "Newly released by Kristell Ink Publishing, Children of the Shaman is the first book in the shamanworld series, bringing you edgy dark fantasy with memorable and complex… Continue reading Giveaway for Children of the Shaman June 11

My book swag

A few days ago, I received this wonderful surprise in the post from my publisher, Kristell Ink: five paperback copies of my novel, Children of the Shaman, and one hardback! I am so excited about these I can't say. Nothing beats having a hard copy of your book to hold. I've been wanting to post… Continue reading My book swag

Skoryk, Parajanov and the Carpathian connection

A lot of authors have a soundtrack for their work. Often it's the music they were listening to when they were writing a particular passage. Recently, I contributed to a thread in a Facebook group where writers were sharing what they listened to when writing, and what might also be the soundtrack to their novels.… Continue reading Skoryk, Parajanov and the Carpathian connection

The Black Pilgrimage to Chorazin

This blog is indebted to an article called The Black Pilgrimage by Rosemary Pardoe and Jane Nicholls, originally published in Ghosts & Scholars 26 and available to read online here. I've always been a great fan of the ghost story writer Montague Rhodes James,  known as M.R. James, who was Provost of King's College Cambridge… Continue reading The Black Pilgrimage to Chorazin

Children of the Shaman on sale now!

Children of the Shaman is now on sale from Amazon and Amazon UK. More formats and sites to follow! Published by Kristell Ink Publications, with cover art by Daniele Serra and internal illustrations by Evelinn Enoksen. Many thanks to everyone at Kristell Ink, who worked hard to bring this to fruition... First published by Orbit… Continue reading Children of the Shaman on sale now!

Children of the Shaman launches May 5th

I've just heard some exciting news from my publisher, Kristell Ink: the new edition of Children of the Shaman will be launched on May 5th, and the kindle edition is available for pre-order from Amazon now. This edition has cover art by the amazing Daniele Serra, and wonderful internal illustrations by artist Evelinn Enoksen. With… Continue reading Children of the Shaman launches May 5th

Not Nanowrimo…

We are on course for the new edition of Children of the Shaman to come out with Kristell Ink in January 2017. It's going to have illustrations, about which I'm incredibly excited. It's  like all my dreams coming true at once! The artwork, which includes a map, is by the talented Evelinn Enoksen, and I'm… Continue reading Not Nanowrimo…