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Children of the Shaman shortlisted!

I am honoured to have been chosen as a finalist for the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards, along with my co-host at the Speculative Fiction Showcase, Cora Buhlert. I am a finalist in the Best Fantasy (Contemporary/Urban Fantasy) category for my novel Children of the Shaman, and Cora is a finalist in the Short […]

Random doll photograph

Most of my BJD (ball jointed dolls) are based on my characters, though one or two have wandered in from somewhere else. I tend not to mix doll hobby stuff with writing and fantasy stuff because although there is an overlap, not everyone is keen on dolls. So here are a couple of dolls/characters. This […]

British Fantasy Awards – Grimbold authors and artists on the shortlist!

Grimbold authors have won seven nominations for the British Fantasy Awards, and Grimbold Books has been shortlisted for Best Independent Press. Sending congratulations and wishing all the best to everyone! Evelinn Enoksen for Best Artist Fight Like a Girl (ed. Joanne Hall & Roz Clarke) for Best Anthology Sammy HK Smith for Best Short Fiction […]

Goodreads giveaway ends

I’d like to thank everyone who entered my Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win one of three free paperback copies of Children of the Shaman. The giveaway ended on June 21. There were 1103 entrants (wow!) and Goodreads has chosen three winners at random. I will be posting copies of the paperback edition to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

My new short story from Patreon

As you may know, Grimbold Books are running a Patreon, and subscribers get exclusive content from their authors, together with art from Josh Cornah and Sophie Tallis. So far this month alone we’ve had the regular comic strip Grim and Bold, a short story by Kate Coe set in her GreenSky series universe, a link […]

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