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… Continue reading Gemmell Awards open for voting

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… Continue reading Review of The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice by Sarah Ash

Review of Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall

  This is the first in an occasional review series that I'll be posting on this blog. A shorter version of this review has appeared on Goodreads and my other blog, Living in the Maniototo. I really enjoyed this book. It's very different to a lot of fantasy I've read, and refreshingly so. It has… Continue reading Review of Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall

Seen and Not Heard: Joanne Hall

Seen and Not Heard: Joanne Hall on Nobody Knew She Was There This week's guest on Nobody Knew She was There, hosted by Fantasy writer Sarah Ash, is Joanne Hall, writer and editor. Here's a taster: Little girls, it’s said, should be seen and not heard. I confess, I’ve been looking back through this awesome… Continue reading Seen and Not Heard: Joanne Hall

Guest Blog for Nobody Knew She Was There by Freda Warrington. – Sarah Ash – Fantasy Author

Nobody Knew She Was There… This week's contributor on Sarah Ash's new guest blog is Freda Warrington, writing on "The Le Guin Equation". Funny and passionately argued. There’s been much discussion lately about the visibility, or should that be the invisibility, of women writers within the SFF genre. Well, with millions of titles now on… Continue reading Guest Blog for Nobody Knew She Was There by Freda Warrington. – Sarah Ash – Fantasy Author

Nobody Knew She Was There…a new blog

"Female Fantasy and Science Fiction writers share their thoughts on the state of the SFF genre today…and what’s most important to them when they pick up their pens."

Malarat reviewed at Black Gate

I am delighted that Malarat has received a review from Donald Crankshaw at Black Gate, as part of his series on self-published fantasy. Malarat is the third book in my Mir: shamanworld series, and the first to be self-published. Short extract from the review: Malarat’s cover says that it’s a “Novel of Love Beyond Death,”… Continue reading Malarat reviewed at Black Gate