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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. […]

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 […]

Book Launch: Winter Downs by Jan Edwards

I’m delighted to announce that this blog will be participating in a blog tour by author Jan Edwards, to celebrate the launch of her new crime novel, Winter Downs. The blog tour begins on Friday, June 2nd on Louise Wise’s blog, and the book launch takes place on Saturday, June 3rd. Jan will be guesting […]

Gemmell Awards open for voting

Voting for the 2017 Gemmell Awards has begun; the link is here My publisher, Kristell Ink, an imprint of Grimbold Books, is fielding a strong list of authors and illustrators for the various awards: Legend Award The Sky Slayer, by Joel Cornah The Summer Goddess, by Joanne Hall The High King’s Vengeance, by Steven Poore […]

Review of The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice by Sarah Ash

The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice by Sarah Ash My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book. Set in mediaeval Japan, it tells the story of rival clans whose blood feud has endured for many years, and the fate of their sons and daughters who have to choose between family loyalty with its rigid burdens […]

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